Homere Cardichon

Homere Cardichon is a Haitian press photographer who has been covering the local news for various publications since 2003. His work has been included in the Haitian daily newspaper Le Nouvelliste, as well as Magic Haiti Magazine and Ticket Magazine.

Spurred by recent claims of police brutality against African Americans, this photograph is of a woman demonstrating in the streets of Philadelphia demanding fair, dignified, and respectful treatment of African Americans by United States law enforcement.

The Allard Prize Photography Competition jury selected this photograph as a reminder that corruption and violations against human rights can, and do, happen everywhere in the world.