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Torgovnik’s powerful portraits from Rwanda take top prize at Arles by Sean O’Hagan:
Jonathan Torgovnik has won the Discovery prize at this year’s Rencontre d’Arles photography festival for Intended Consequences, his powerful series of portraits of women who were brutally raped in the Rwandan genocide and the children they bore as a result. Torgovnik, who is based in South Africa, photographed in Rwanda for three years and interviewed all his subjects about their experiences. He is co-founder of Foundation Rwanda and, in his acceptance speech, said he would be donating a large portion of his prize money of €25,000 (£19,850) to the organisation, which supports the women and children and raises awareness about the consequences of sexual violence through photography and film.