Portrait of knitting to ease depression scoops photography prize

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UK filmmaker and journalist Jameisha Prescod’s image Untangling (above) was one of two winners of this year’s Wellcome Photography Prize. The self-portrait reflects her experience of lockdown and turning to knitting to soothe her mind after her depression worsened. Yoppy Pieter, based in Jakarta, Indonesia, was also named a winner for his series Trans Woman: Between Colour and Voice which looked at the ways Covid-19 made life more difficult for trans women in the country. 

The prize, returning for its third year, gives photographers the opportunity to explore three topics which reflect Wellcome’s three worldwide health challenge areas – mental health, climate change and infectious disease.

The winning photographs were chosen from 90 shortlisted images from 15 countries.

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