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Pandemic Playgrounds

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Other
  • Photographer
    Sandra Hoyn
  • Credit
    Sandra Hoyn

The German government has ordered all playgrounds closed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The coronavirus can stick around on surfaces for a long time. Even if children are practicing social distancing on the playground, they are still touching the same surfaces.

Sandra Hoyn studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, Germany, graduating in 2005. She started working as a freelance photojournalist for magazines, NGOs and on her personal projects, concentrating on social, environmental and human rights issues. She worked in various countries in Asia, Africa and Europe.

In 2015, she received World Press 3rd prize, category nature singles. In 2014, she was selected by LensCulture as one of the Top 50 Emerging Talents. In 2013, she received the Henri Nannen Award.

Awards 2017 she received the first prize of the Sony World Photography Awards in category daily life and POYi – Pictures of the Year International third place category portrait. In 2016 she received the Magnum Photography Award in category photojournalism, 2015 World Press Photo Award third prize, category nature singles.