Muzamiuru and orphaned baby

PhotographerCarol Allen-Storey
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyCASTOREY photography
City/CountryLondon, United Kingdom
Photo Date2010
Technical InfoCanon EOS 35 film camera
Entry Description

Muzamiuru lovingly cuddles a six month old baby recently orphaned when his mother, a sex worker died of AIDS. He lives rough in the bush with a band of other orphan boys and runaways from enslavement and abuse. They have adopted the baby.

About Photographer

Carol Allen-Storey is an award-winning photojournalist specialising in chronicling humanitarian and social issues. “My images are intimate, about issues and citizens I deeply care about. I believe photographs may not be capable of doing the moral work for us, but they can trigger the process of social consciousness” Storey’s work has been exhibited and published globally. Her solo exhibitions include: ‘The AMAHORO Generation’, and ‘CROSSINGS’ 2014 in London, the Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo and EU Head Quarters, Brussels for International Alert; ‘TEENS and the Loneliness of AIDS’ 2014 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation; ‘FRACTURED LIVES’ London 2012 for International Alert, ‘Children of Hope’ at the Trinity Cathedral in Kendal, 2011, ‘Anything Is Possible’ in London 2009, for Spirituality for Kids. In 2008, ‘The Vanishing Assets of Africa’, an installation at the Inmarsat Gallery in London, culminating in an auction by Christi’s benefiting the charity, Télécoms Sans Frontières. ‘The Savagery and Poetry of Africa’ London, for WWF, in 2004. In 2015 Storey was selected as a finalist for the LENS Culture Portrait Award and a nominee for the International Colour Awards for Photo journalism. She won 1st Prize in the Act of Kindness International Award 2013. Storey has been a finalist in the Taylor-Wessing Portrait Awards exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery 2009, 2011, 2013. She won bronze awards in the One-Eyeland 2014 contest, was chosen photographer of the month in the Social Documentary magazine, along with being featured as a finalist in their exhibition at the Powerhouse Arena in New York. Storey received the outstanding achievement documentary project for the Kontinent Awards 2013, short listed for Social Documentary in 2008, 2009, and 2010 at the New York Photography Festival and a finalist in 2013, featured in their exhibition in New York 2014. In 2008, 2010 she was selected for the Press Photographer’s Award exhibition. Storey has been a nominee at the International Spider Awards each year from 2008 through 2013; was shortlisted for the 2011 One Life International Portfolio Award. In 2012 Carol was a finalist for the Photocrafti Award. The Moving Walls exhibition touring Europe 2012, and the Royal Photographic Society 2014 members exhibition. In 2009 Storey was appointed a UNICEF ambassador for photography. Since 2006, she has been developing ‘ANGELS at the edge of darkness’, a personal project that illuminates the plight of women and children managing poverty and the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Storey is a graduate with distinction of the Central St. Martins, Master Photography programme, 2000. Her further degrees include a BA from Syracuse University and an MA at Columbia University. A native New Yorker, she resides in London.