2013 Photo Contest, Staged Portraits, Stories, 1st prize

People of Mercy

Photographer

Stephan Vanfleteren

Panos for Mercy Ships / De Standaard

08 October, 2012

People receiving treatment on Africa Mercy, a hospital ship docked at Conakry, Guinea.

About

Stephan Vanfleteren

Stephan Vanfleteren lives and works in his native Belgium. After his photography studies he started to work as a freelancer in 1993. His black-and-white documentary photography ...

Background story

Conakry, Guinea

Barry El Boubacar (61)
“I’m an imam, but because of my cataracts I cannot carry out my vocation. An imam should go among his people, bringing harmony and solving conflicts. I wish I could see again.”

 

People receiving treatment on Africa Mercy, a hospital ship docked at Conakry, Guinea.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/350 sec
Focal length
80 mm
F-Stop
4
ISO
400
Camera
Hasselblad H4D-40

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