Forest Photographs - Winner
Riccardo Gangale, Italy
Riccardo has documented visual journeys from 'Food for the cities' in Ethiopia for FAO, the struggle of landless people in South Africa, withdrawal of the Rwandan troops from Congo, gacaca trials in Rwanda, to the daily life and living condition of the Casbah in Algiers for galbe.com. Riccardo has undertaken assignments for UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP, WHO and the Global Fund in Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Somalia. Based in Kigali from 2003 to 2008, Riccardo worked as a freelance correspondent for the Associated Press for the Great Lakes region, covering socio-political issues in Congo Burundi, Uganda and Kenya. From 2008 to date Riccardo has been based in Nairobi.
Riccardo was born in Rome, Italy in 1975. He has a Masters in professional. His photographs have been published in the New York Times, Time Magazine, The Guardian, Liberation, Der Spiegel, Le Monde and The Washington Post.