Belgian journalist named travel photographer of the year

The winner of the British-based Travel Photographer of the Year competition, which attracts entries from professional and amateur photographers from around the world, was announced yesterday. He is Alain Schroeder, a Belgian photojournalist, who had entered a black-and-white portfolio of startling images of the rituals that follow a death in Toraja, Indonesia, where corpses are mummified and kept at home before a funeral; and a colour portfolio featuring wrestlers in Kushti, India. For a full list of the winning entries in all categories, see the TPOTY website. In the image below, two brothers, Micha from Jakarta and Misi from Makassar, embrace their father, Tumaang, and their mother, Rara. Picture © Alain Schroeder/TPOTY.COM.

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