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

People of Mercy

Photographer

Stephan Vanfleteren

Panos for Mercy Ships / De Standaard

10 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

Fofana Mamadou (52)
“It doesn’t hurt, but it’s not a beautiful sight. People laugh. I can cover my body, but not my face. My wife left me, because she could not live with a man like me.”

 

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
4.8
ISO
400
Camera
Hasselblad H4D-40

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