Feature Photography Award 2010

Rodrigo Abd

Rodrigo Abd

AWARD DATE: 2010

AWARD NAME: Feature Photography Award 2010

AWARD RECIPIENT: Rodrigo Abd

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: Associated Press

AWARD HONORED WORK: Guatemala ER

Rodrigo Abd’s powerful and moving images show us a variety of situations from a very busy hospital and convey a surprising range of emotions, from despair and grief to dark humor and laughter. His approach is fresh, unique, and creative.


A shooting victim is wheeled in for treatment. Photo: Rodrigo Abd

Abd set out to encapsulate the culture of violence in Guatemala City by making a series of visits to the emergency room at San Juan de Dios hospital. Photo: Rodrigo Abd

Guatemala has one of the highest murder rates in the hemisphere, with 50 killings for every 100,000 citizens every year. Photo: Rodrigo Abd

The waiting room. Photo: Rodrigo Abd

Photo: Rodrigo Abd

Photo: Rodrigo Abd

Photo: Rodrigo Abd

Medical staff examine the bullet-pocked body of a woman who died minutes after arriving at San Juan de Dios. Photo: Rodrigo Abd

Photo: Rodrigo Abd

Police guard and photograph a man brought to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Photo: Rodrigo Abd

An operating room after surgery on a man with gunshot wounds. He later died. Photo: Rodrigo Abd

Photo: Rodrigo Abd