The depiction of medical care in an urgent situation becomes an icon of solidarity, trust and the possibility of life.

Jury motivations

IRAQ, Mosul West. Pete Reed (27 from US) and Alex Kay Potter (28 from US) of Global Response Management (GRM – international medical NGO) treat a child hit by an airstrike from coalition forces in the fight against ISIS fighters. Both parents were killed in the explosion and two other brothers were injured at the same time.


Alessandro Rota, member of the Union of Journalists of the UK, has studied Industrial Design at the Polytechnic of Milan; he also studied Photojournalism at the University of Westminster where he graduated with merits in 2011.

Since 2013, Alessandro combines periods of travel (Afghanistan, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Senegal, Somalia, South-Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, Zambia) focalizing on areas of crisis and conflict with commercial works for clients such as Alitalia, Emergency, Strongbow. Alessandro has published with VanityFair, Der Spiegel, Corriere della Sera, Newsweek, National Geographic USA, Aljazeera. He has exhibited in the UK, Italy, Germany, Austria.