Mozambique’s Mário Macilau wins James Barnor prize – in pictures

Faith in the school | Series: Faith Two young female members of a local traditional movement in the classroom in Nova Mambone, one of many towns in the Govuro district of Inhambane Province in Mozambique. Mambone is known as a mystical place where traditional witchcraft is practised and superstition is alive
Prayers | Series: Faith Community plays a prominent role in traditional religions in Mozambique, and could be seen as the reason for often seeing groups of followers of the same faith communally practising their invocation worship along the coasts of Mozambique. These practices, which take place day and night, are often accompanied by animal sacrifice

Mozambique’s Mário Macilau wins James Barnor prize – in pictures

This year’s winner of the James Barnor prize, which supports photography talent on the African continent and among the wider African diaspora, is Mário Macilau. The second edition of the £10,000 prize focuses on the East African region. Here is a selection from three series of his work in Mozambique, looking at the practice of animism, the lives of street children, and the relationship with former colonial ruler Portugal.

A Candle Man from Series: Faith. Photograph: Mário Macilau
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