Running for Life

PhotographerAdelin Petrisor
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryBucharest, Romania
Photo DateApril 2011
Entry Description

Photos depicts life in a refugee camp on the border between Tunisia and Libya. Tens of thousands of people, most African and Asian workers have fled to escape the war in Libya. Most of them fled with a single ​​bag where they squeezed the most valuable things. Despite harsh conditions, the refugees were happy because they were alive. The place was packed with sad stories: parents who hoped to find lost children, teens looking for brothers, desperate people mourning their dead relatives left behind in Libya.

About Photographer

I am on of the best well known Romania war correspondents. I covered wars like Afghanistan, Irak, Lebanon, Former Yugoslavia, Syria, Libya, Egypt. I made documentaries in North Korea, Guantanamo prison and I interviewed people like Yasser Arafat, Ehud Barak, Benjamin Netanyahu, ayatollah Mohamad Fadlallah, the spiritual leader of Hezbollah.