20 The Kim Wall Award 2021

Clockwise from upper left: Max Bearak, Dylan Moriarty and Júlia Ledur

Best story or series of stories on international affairs using creative and dynamic storytelling techniques

AWARD DATE: 2021

AWARD NAME: The Kim Wall Award 2021

AWARD RECIPIENTS: Max Bearak, Dylan Moriarty and Júlia Ledur

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: The Washington Post

AWARD HONORED WORK:Africa’s Rising Cities

AWARD SPONSOR: Paula Dwyer

The series is a beautiful interplay of writing, photography, video, and interactive data graphics that give immediacy and urgency to an overlooked subject without falling into easy tropes about Africa. The stories and presentation were unique, ambitious, and inspiring in scope. It resonated with those who lived in Africa and those have no clue what cities on the continent are like. Between the existential threats caused by climate change and current and future global pandemics, understanding the projected population growth of these five African cities is fundamental to the future of public health and climate security.

Link to the winning work:

Africa’s Rising Cities

Citation for Excellence:
Rhiona-Jade Armont, Ali Fowle, Drew Ambrose,
Aun Qi Koh and Nick Olle
Al Jazeera English
“101 East — Myanmar: State of Fear”