2009 Photo Contest, Daily Life, Singles, 1st prize

Lissette Lemus

El Diario de Hoy

15 October, 2008

Children from El Matazano school look at the body of Petrona Rivas, the mother of two of their classmates, who was killed 200m from the school gates. The police said the murder was committed by members of a gang. Around ten people a day are murdered in El Salvador. Authorities believe street gangs to be behind the crime wave.

About the photographer

Lissette Lemus

Lissette Lemus, El Salvador, has worked as a photographer with El Diario de Hoy newspaper, a leading Salvadorian daily since 2002. She began her career with the country's oldest ...

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