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Healing the Scars of Genocide

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/General News
  • Photographer
    Carol Allen-Storey

Between April and July 1994, Rwanda witnessed a frenzied 100 days of mass killings, rampant rape and numerous other horrific acts by the Hutu extremist Interahamwe. An estimated more than one million people were slaughtered. The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi was one of the defining events of the twentieth century.

Victims, perpetrators and children born whilst the genocide raged are still coping with the trauma of the brutality that touched all its citizens. In the past quarter-century, Rwanda has made remarkable progress in rebuildin the shattered lives from the ashes of the Genocide.

Carol Allen Storey is an award-winning documentary photo journalist specialising in chronicling complex humanitarian and social issues.

“My images are intimate, about issues and citizens I deeply care about. I believe photographs may not be capable of doing the moral work for us, but they can trigger the process of social consciousness.”

In 2000 Carol graduated Central St. Martins, Master Photography Programme with distinction. Storey’s further degrees include an MA at Columbia University and a BA at Syracuse University. A native New Yorker, Storey resides in London

Awards 2020 Winner Julia Margaret Cameron Award
2020 Winner Photojournalism, Color Awards
2020 Finalist AOP Award photojurnalism
2019 1st prize series IPPAWARDS
2019 Association of Photographer, finalist portrait
2018. Lens Culture B&W finalist, juror’s choice
2018 Julia Margaret Cameron Award, nominee
2018 One Eyeland, Landscape finalist
2018 IPA 2nd prize editorial
22014 - PX3 Award Feature stories: ‘CROSSINGS’:Silver, ‘Fractured Lives’ and Bronze
2014 - International Spider Awards – nominee
2014 - Kontinent Awards finalist
2013 - New York Photography Festival finalist
2013 - Social Documentary annual award finalist
2013 - Kontinent Awards – Finalist documentary projects
2013 - ‘Act of Kindness Award – First Prize
2013 - International Spider Award - nominee
2013 - Taylor Wessing National Portrait Gallery Award - exhibition
2012 - Photo Annual Award – Motion Series Honourable mention
2012 - PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris – Honourable Mention Altered Images
2012 - Photocrafti Award finalist
2012 - The Moving Walls International exhibition
2011 - The Press Photographer’s Year - finalist
2011 - Taylor Wessing National Portrait Gallery Award - exhibition
2011 - Lucie Foundation Scholarship – short listed
2011 - Social Documentary Competition - finalist
2011 - One Life International Portfolio Award – short listed
2011 - International Spider Award - finalist photojournalism and portrait series
2010 - New York Photography Festival – nominee single editorial
2010 - International Lucie Photography Awards – honourable mention three editorial essays
2010 -International Spider Awards – finalist photojournalism and portrait
2009 - International Spider Award - finalist photojournalism and portrait series
2009 - Taylor Wessing National Portrait Gallery Award – exhibition
2009 - New York Photography Festival - finalist
2008 - The Press Photographer’s Year – finalist
2008- International Spider Awards - finalist for photojournalism