/ 2017 / Book / Documentary


  • Prize
    Silver in Book Proposal (Series Only)/Documentary, Gold in Press/Feature Story
  • Photographer
    Jan Grodza, Czech Republic
  • Website

I took this picture in Benin. I had unique opportunity to witness traditional
scarification ceremony held by Betamarribe tribe. Children at about two
years must endure this painfull and scary - looking event, but for
Betamarribe tribe it is part of their culture and herritage.

Awards IPA International Photography Awards : 3rd Place / Event/Traditions and Cultures Scarifications

IPOTY Open Category: Photojournalism / Story ( Amateur) - Honorable Mention Scarifications

PX3 Prix de la photographie Paris Gold

TOKYO-2017 People / Culture Tifa Honorable Mention

Black and white Spider awards, 1st Place Photojournalist amateur

Monochrome Awards Scarification , Jan Grodza – 3rd place Winner in Photojournalism, Amateur, 2017