2011 Photo Contest, General News, Singles, 3rd prize
Photographer

Javier Manzano

02 June, 2010

The head of a man, who was ambushed while driving with his family, lies beside the road on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, in northern Mexico.

About

Javier Manzano

Javier Manzano is a photojournalist and filmmaker based in the United States. Born in Mexico, Manzano moved with his family to the US at the age of 18. To a large extent, Manzano...

Background story

Ciudad Juárez, Mexico The head of a man, who was ambushed while driving with his family, lies beside the road on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, in northern Mexico. The city, on the border with the USA, is a smuggling crossroads and a battleground in the drug wars that afflict the region, with thousands killed each year. The man’s wife was fatally wounded by gunfire during the attack, and he was forced from the vehicle and abducted, leaving behind his children aged three and four. Police later found his body some 20 kilometers away.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/3200 s
Focal length
100 mm
F-Stop
f/2.8
ISO
100

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