People looking for their relatives examine photographs of soccer match stampede victims provided by volunteers to assist them in identifying their family members at Malang's Syaiful Anwar hospital. The photo was taken on October 2, 2022. A soccer stampede tragedy occurred as a result of police use of tear gas following a riot following a match between Arema FC of Malang and Persebaya of Surabaya at Kanjuruhan Stadium on October 1, 2022. According to the official database, 135 people were killed and hundreds were injured.

Award of Excellence

Dicky Bisinglasi

Dicky Bisinglasi was born in 1987, and he started his professional career in 2014 as a staff photojournalist for a local newspaper in Malang, East Java. In 2019, he decided to relocate to Bali and start his career as a full-time freelancer in both photo and video journalism for a few international media outlets. His photos have been published in numerous publications, including The Telegraph, The Washington Post, Clarin, The South China Morning Post, Travel and Leisure, Spiegel, and Times.

[ SPOT NEWS ] This is a category for single photographs of breaking news or events in which no planning was possible. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2022.

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