Each year, UNICEF and GEO Magazine join forces to honour photos and photographic series which skillfully depict the living conditions and psychological reality of children across the world.
The UNICEF Photo of the Year Award 2013 has now been given to Swedish photographer Niclas Hammarström, for his reportage on the lives of children in the war-torn city of Aleppo. Hammarström, who is part of the photojournalist agency Kontinent, travelled to Syria several times since the outbreak of the civil war three years ago.
His primary aim was to illustrate the powerful way in which war impacts on growing children, resulting in a moving reportage on childhood between frontiers.
Every two years, the competition's most accomplished entries are presented at the Photokina trade show in Cologne as part of the exhibition Children – the Future in the Present.
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