Winner of the Images to Stop Tuberculosis Award announced

3 December 2009 | Cancun, Mexico - David Rochkind is the winner of the Stop TB Partnership’s 2009 Images to Stop Tuberculosis Award.

The award, which is supported by the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership, seeks to obtain outstanding photos depicting tuberculosis prevention and treatment and community activity to raise awareness about it.

Mr Rochkind's portfolio, which depicts the daily tragedies caused by tuberculosis among gold miners in South Africa, was selected by an international jury from among 24 entries. He will receive a grant of $5000 to produce a photo essay on tuberculosis and $5000 in prize money.

Mr Rochkind, a native of the United States, has been based in Latin America for the past eight years and currently lives in Mexico City. His work, which also focuses on Africa and Central Asia, has appeared in numerous publications, including Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Glamour and Stern. He also has worked for CARE, The Carter Center and UNHCR. He was the recipient earlier this year of a Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting Grant and the Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographer award.

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