Silver 2017 / Editorial / Photo Essay

First sight

  • Photographer
    Tommy Trenchard
  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/Photo Essay

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the developing world. They are easily treated by a simple surgery that takes just a few minutes, yet every year thousands of children go needlessly blind due to a lack of funds or access to the receive the surgery. This project follows children in Zanzibar, Bangladesh and Uganda as they undergo surgery that gives them back the gift of sight.