I recently got a phone call from Casa Africa; an institution that aims to improve the understanding and trusting between Africa and Spain. Mario, the person on the phone, told me that I had wan the second prize in this year's edition of the "Target Africa" photo contest. Nice news!
This year's theme was related to the efficient use of the resources and the importance of the community in the social and economical development in Africa.
I presented the above picture, which I took in the Usambara Mountains, in Tanzania last year. In the image a young woman works in a communal mill.
Quoting the jury: "There are many possible lectures in the image. It's full of symbols that help the viewer think of themes like gender, sustainability, communal work and social development. It's an anonymous person that represent a whole community."