World Press Awards winner Lee-Ann Olwage on her love for storytelling through photography

World Press Awards winner Lee-Ann Olwage on her love for storytelling through photography

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World Press Awards winner Lee-Ann Olwage

World Press Awards winner Lee-Ann Olwage © FRANCE 24

One of the winners of this year’s World Press Awards spoke to FRANCE 24 about how it feels to be recognised, and how important it is for photojournalists to continue carrying out their work. The awards are given out to those who have worked in some of the world’s hotspots like Gaza and Ukraine, but also to some of those who have taken pictures telling lesser-known stories around the world. Lee-Ann Olwage’s award-winning picture shows a grandfather, who has Alzheimer’s disease, with his granddaughter. Little is known about dementia in Madagascar, where those who are diagnosed with the illness are often stigmatised.

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