Image of determined 16-year-old migrant wins major portrait award

By Mark Brown

Spanish journalist César Dezfuli won £15,000 for his photograph of teenager rescued from the Mediterranean Sea

An arresting photograph of a solemn 16-year-old migrant from Mali taken after he had been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea has won a major portrait award.

The Spanish photojournalist César Dezfuli was named winner of the 2017 Taylor Wessing prize at a ceremony on Tuesday night at London's National Portrait Gallery, the award's organisers.

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