2014 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 2nd prize

War and Mental Health After Crisis


Robin Hammond

31 January, 2013

Former child soldier Mamie Denis lives in Trench Town, an informal settlement in the Liberian capital Monrovia, inhabited mostly by ex-combatants of the country’s civil wars.

In areas of crisis—in failed states, in refugee camps, in countries where the infrastructure has collapsed—the mentally ill are frequently condemned to neglect or lives of misery. Disregarded in parts of the world by government and the aid community, sometimes far from family support networks, the mentally ill can lead isolated lives, subject to ill treatment.

About the photographer

Robin Hammond

The winner of two World Press Photo prizes, the RF Kennedy Journalism Award, three Pictures of the Year International Awards, the W.Eugene Smith Award for Humanistic Photography,...

Technical information

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28.0 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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