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FotoPrensa | May 23, 2024

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Deporte – Mención Honrosa 2020

Personas en silla de ruedas juegan baloncesto en una cancha pública del barrio Artigas de Caracas, Venezuela, en medio de la nueva pandemia de COVID-19. Manuel Mendoza, líder de la Fundación de Lesión de la Médula Espinal de Venezuela, organiza torneos de baloncesto en silla de ruedas en los populares barrios de Caracas. “Para nosotros es muy complicado movernos en esta ciudad. La infraestructura en las calles, en el metro, es casi inexistente. Siempre tenemos problemas de transporte ya que no podemos entrar con nuestras sillas de ruedas”, dice Mendoza.

Basketball players in wheelchairs playing on a public basketball court in the Artigas de Caracas neighborhood, in Venezuela, in the midst of the recently-announced coronavirus pandemic. Manuel Mendoza, head of the Spinal Cord Injury Foundation of Venezuela, organizes wheelchair basketball tournaments in the poorer Caracas neighborhoods. “It is very hard for us to get around this city. Infrastructure is almost non-existent in the subway, on the streets. It’s not as it should be. We always have problems with transport, especially in the subway since we cannot enter in our wheelchairs”, says Mendoza. 

Matias Delacroix

Fotógrafo independiente, con más de diez años de experiencia en medios como Movistar Arena, Terra Network, Agencia Uno, El Mercurio, Aton Chile, The Associated Press (AP), Reuters, Getty Images, Agence France-Presse (AFP). Colaborador en el Australian Open 2016 en Melbourne. Actualmente trabaja como stringer para Agence France-Presse en Venezuela.

An independent photographer, Matias has over 10 years’ experience working for media like Movistar Arena, Terra Network, Agencia Uno, El Mercurio, Aton Chile, The Associated Press (AP), Reuters, Getty Images, and Agence France-Presse (AFP). He was a collaborator on the 2016 Australian Open in Melbourne. Currently, he works as stringer for Agence France-Presse in Venezuela.

www.matiasdelacroix.com