Israeli photographer takes international prize


An Israeli photographer’s portrait of a Rwandan rape victim won a top international prize.

Jonathan Torgovnik won Britain’s National Portrait Gallery’s annual photography prize Tuesday for his image of a Tutsi woman embracing her daughter, conceived after she was raped by Hutus during the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

Torgovnik, 38, was awarded $25,000 in prize money. Now based in New York, the photographer has set up Foundation Rwanda, a charity to support the education of children born as a result of rape in the war-torn African country.

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