Bronze 2020 / Editorial / sports

Recreation In The Time of Covid-19

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Editorial/sports
  • Company
    Agence France-Presse (Afp)
  • Photographer
    Vivek Prakash

Residents play table tennis in the courtyard of a public housing estate while wearing masks as a precautionary measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Hong Kong on February 23, 2020. The World Health Organization warned that the window to stem the deadly coronavirus outbreak was shrinking, amid concern over a surge in cases with no clear link to China. By April, the virus had caused a large-scale shutdown of travel, business and daily life across vast swathes of the world.

Vivek Prakash is a photographer based in Hong Kong. He has worked as a wire photographer for over 15 years, first as staff photographer for Reuters based in Singapore and India, and then as a freelancer for Agence Fence-Press (AFP) and European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) in Hong Kong. He has wide experience in shooting news, sports and features across Asia, and his photos have been featured on many top news websites, newspapers and magazines since 2005 onwards.