3rd Place; Invisible Wounds by Hugh Kinsella Cunningham
This project aims to capture the invisible wounds of a viral outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu, an active conflict zone in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hand-printed images were stained in the darkroom, signifying the unseen virus and trauma sweeping across the region and into the lives of communities.
With the death toll climbing above 2,000, and a high mortality rate for those infected, communities already traumatised by years of neglect and war became increasingly vulnerable. Rumour, suspicions and violence were rife, with attacks on health workers, as well as organised resistance from Mai-Mai and the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces).