2016 Photo Contest, Sports, Stories, 3rd prize

Ebola Survivors Football Club

Photographer

Tara Todras-Whitehill

The New York Times

21 April, 2015

Bandu Turay (second row from top, fourth from right), Erison’s mother, watches him play, on a field near their house in Kenema. Bandu and Erison were the only two of their immediate family to survive the Ebola epidemic.

The Ebola Survivors’ Football Club provides a support network for survivors of the disease and helps battle negative stigmas in the community. It was founded by Erison Turay, who lost 38 members of his own family to Ebola, in his hometown of Kenema, 300km east of Freetown.

About

Tara Todras-Whitehill

She is extremely invested in women's voices—trying to portray strong women changing the world around them. She is a co-founder of Vignette Interactive, a multimedia and software ...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/320
Focal length
29.0 mm
F-Stop
4.0
ISO
160

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