Mario Cardenas lives in Abu Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is an architect by profession and a self-taught painter, artist, and photographer. Mario has received over 100 awards in photography competitions in both local and international arenas.
This photograph, entitled “Inner Vision,” was taken in Mantalongon, Cebu, Philippines.
The Allard Prize Photography Competition jury selected this photo as it captures the perspective of children and their lived experiences, with its meaning in the context of corruption and human rights open to the interpretation of the viewer.