Streets of Blood

Winners 2016

Antonio Aragon Renuncio

"I have always loved photography and stories." 

Antonio Aragon Renuncio has been teaching photography for over 17 years in several universities. Antonio writes about photography. His work has been published across digital and print media internationally. Founder/director of Nostromo Photographers Association (Spain), editor in Xplorer Magazine (Nicaragua), CEO of Xtreme PhotoWS (Burkina Faso), founder, leads the NGO OASIS.

Antonio has participated in more than 250 exhibitions worldwide and won more than 200 prizes: UNICEF, LBS, HIPA, Xposure, Direct Look, POYLatam, UNESCO, EPOTY, LifePressPhoto, PhotoVisa, SIPA, PX3 and others.

3 place
The Conflict
2016

Streets of Blood

Death ... everywhere... Honduras has dubious honor of being the most violent country in the world in last years (from 2010 to present), having the highest per capita murder rate in the planet: 600 homicides in a month, 20 deaths in a day, more than 7000 in a year according to a recent UN report which places Honduras as the most dangerous country in the planet with the highest homicide rate per capita, ahead of El Salvador, Mexico and Ivory Coast. Death and more death everywhere Executed, murdered, dismembered The blood does not matter. Coexists with the daily life of its inhabitants. Corrupt government, narcos, drug dealers, gangs, drugs too explosive cocktail. Sixteen deaths a day, three hundred and sixty five days a year bad average. Lots of dead people. Too many... The laws do not apply. Everything is corruption: government, police, society and a place where gangs rule the laws. Human rights are not respected but life goes on. With infinite courage of its people who daily fight for their lives in the midst of barbarism. A glimmer of hope still shines in their hearts because Light breaks where no sun shines, where no sea rises, the waters of the heart push the tides. Where evil grows, is also the same place where that which saves us blooms.