Each year, UNICEF, the United National Children’s Emergency Fund, recognises photographers who portray the hardships faced by children around the world. This year’s winner is Stephanie Sinclair.
During her stay in Afghanistan, the American photographer was struck by how many young girls are married to much older men. This is a 40-year-old bridegroom and his 11-year-old child bride during their wedding in Damarda, Afghanistan.
Photograph: courtesy UNICEF via The Daily Telegraph, London