Mohamed Conteh, 14, learns that he is sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for possession of marijuana. (Fernando Moleres/Panos)
, a Spanish photographer who strives for positive change through his work, has won the Tim Hetherington Grant
from World Press Photo
to continue his project on child prisoners in Sierra Leone. Moleres will receive 20,000 euros to continue the project, “Waiting for an opportunity.”
Moleres has visited the West African country three times to capture the suffering of young boys incarcerated with men for years as they await trials in a broken system. He spent most of his time at Pademba Road Prison in Freetown, where 32 boys lived with 1,300 adults, Moleres said in his project description.