Sports, first prize singles
July 6, 2010
Cape Town, South Africa The Netherlands’ Demy de Zeeuw is accidentally kicked in the face by Uruguay’s Martin Caceres during a World Cup semi-final soccer match in Cape Town, South Africa on 6 July. The Dutch won the match 3-2. De Zeeuw was taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw. He was later able to rejoin his teammates but was not selected to play in the final, when the Dutch lost 0-1 to Spain.
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Keywords2010 FIFA World Cup Football World Cup Zeeuw, Demy de Caceres, Martin World Cup (Soccer) Soccer Sports tournaments Kicking (Football) Soccer players
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About the photographer
Born in 1963 in London, Mike Hutchings grew up in various countries around Africa, before finishing basic schooling in South Africa in 1980. He completed an honors degree in social anthropology at the University of Cape Town in 1986 and then began to work as a freelance photographer and occasional writer for a variety of news and community organizations. Hutchings covered the political conflict in South Africa in the 1980s, leading up to the unbanning of political organizations, the release of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid rule. In 1991, he joined Reuters and has worked on a broad range of stories in Africa and beyond, including conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Madagascar and Zimbabwe, as well as the floods that struck Mozambique in 2000. He has also covered a range of global sporting events including the 2004 Olympic Games, the 1995 and 2003 Rugby World Cups, the 2003 and 2007 Cricket World Cups and the 2010 Soccer World Cup among others.
Interview with South African photographer Mike Hutchings about his first-prize winning photo taken during a World Cup semi-final soccer match between The Netherlands and Uruguay.