Winner 2020 / Photography / Editorial

'Cameroon; No Time To Grieve'

  • Prize
    Winner in Editorial / Photography
  • Company
    Getty Images Reportage
  • Designer
    Giles Clarke
  • Design Team
    Charlotte Cans/UNOCHA
  • Credits
    'Photo by Giles Clarke/UNOCHA'

Since mid 2017, the South Western region of Cameroon has been plunged into turmoil and instability between the English and French speakers, in what is now commonly known as the 'Anglophone War'. Protests erupted following years of governmental failure to give enough recognition to the English legal and education systems in the Anglophone region. Following those initial protests and during much of 2018 to date, hundreds of villages have been torched and thousands of innocent civilians have died in military sweeps, who search for armed Anglophone militias.

Giles Clarke is a UK photojournalist based in New York City and focusing on capturing the human face of current and post-conflict issues throughout the world. Since 2010, he has traveled to 70 countries, including multiple visits to cover the conflict in Yemen, from which he created the (ongoing) Proxy War Turmoil series. Clarke’s work has been featured by The United Nations (OCHA), The New York Times, Amnesty International, CNN, The Guardian, Global Witness, TIME, The New Yorker, National Press Photographers Association, Paris Match, and many others.