Bronze / 2019 / Portraiture / Children

Children of the Caravan

  • Prize
    Bronze in Portraiture/Children
  • Company
  • Photographer
    Carol Guzy
  • Credit
    Carol Guzy/Zuma Press

Children of the Caravan... The innocents on the epic journey of Central American migrant caravans to the U.S. border, caught amid a political tug of war over President Trump's wall between two worlds. Most asylum seekers knew they would be detained but preferred that to the limbo of living indefinitely in shelters in Mexico, believing at least their cases would be heard and holding onto hopes for a better life for their children. In reality only a small percentage gain asylum and most are deported back to their countries after enduring many hardships on the journey to their dream.

Carol Guzy was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and lived there until 1978 when she completed her studies at Northampton County Area Community College, graduating with an Associate's degree in Registered Nursing. A change of heart led her to the AIFL to study photography. Upon graduation she worked for the Miami Herald for 8 years then The Washington Post until 2014. Currently freelance contract photographer with Zuma Press. She is the only journalist to ever receive a fourth Pulitzer Prize and countless honors for her work, recently the Robert Capa Gold Medal 2018 for her work in Mosul.