Federico Ríos Escobar wins the People’s Choice Award
Federico Ríos Escobar's poignant work captures the heart-wrenching realities of South American children whose parents have embarked on the perilous migrant journey through the treacherous Darién Gap, a near-impassable stretch of jungle on the Colombia-Panama border. Escobar's ability to capture both the hardships and the humanity in the Darién Gap is a testament to the power of photography to convey stories and inspire empathy. His work, responding to the Human theme, has strongly resonated with the public. We extend our warmest congratulations to him for winning the Prix Pictet People's Choice Award.
The People's Choice Award was introduced as an addition to the tenth cycle. The Award allows the public to vote for their favourite shortlisted series and seeks to create dialogue around the vital issues the prize explores. The winner of the People’s Choice Award is awarded a prize of 10,000 Swiss Francs (9,000 Pounds).