July 4, 2014 7:11 pm

Snapshot: ‘A Long Walk’ (2012), by Shannon Jensen

The photographer documents the shoes of some of the 30,000 refugees who fled violence in Blue Nile state in June 2012

The images in this slideshow show the shoes of children who walked hundreds of miles to safety in South Sudan. They were taken by Shannon Jensen, who last week won the 2014 Inge Morath Award, given in memory of the Magnum photographer who died in 2002.

Jensen’s winning submission, “A Long Walk”, documents the shoes of some of the 30,000 refugees who fled violence in Blue Nile state in June 2012. “The array of worn-down and ill-fitting shoes form a silent testimony to the arduous nature of their journey,” she says, “as well as to the persistence and ingenuity of the individuals who survived it.”

‘A Long Walk’ is on display as part of the ‘Moving Walls’ exhibition at Open Society Foundations in New York, to October 3 opensocietyfoundation.org

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