named World Press Photo of the Year
A haunting image of red dresses hung on crosses along a roadside with a rainbow in the background, commemorating children who died at a residential school in British Columbia, won the prestigious World Press Photo of the Year award Thursday.
The image was one of a series on the former Kamloops Indian Residential School shot by Edmonton photographer Amber Bracken for The New York Times.
"It is a kind of image that sears itself into your memory. It inspires a kind of sensory reaction," global jury chair Rena Effendi said in a statement about the image, titled Kamloops Residential School.