Silver / 2019 / Portraiture / Children

Special Children of Kattankudy

  • Prize
    Silver in Portraiture/Children
  • Photographer
    Kai Yokoyama

Located in eastern Sri Lanka is the city of Kattankudy.In a country that is 70% Buddhist,nearly all of the city's 40,000 residents believe in Islam.Forty students attend “Zahira Special School” a school for children with disabilities.In Sri Lanka,Muslims are considered minorities. 1:Ilma,deaf,prays at the school's mosque. 2:A group photo. 3:Milhan,Down's Syndrome,enjoys being photographed. 4:Rusaith,mental retardation,is looking over the glass. 5:Munshif,deaf,poses. 6:Ashra,Down's Syndrome,is playing with Ilma. 7:Ahshin,mental retardation,poses. 8:Simar,Down's Syndrome,takes a class.