Photographer: Jessica Hilltout
An incredibly moving series of photographs above football lovers on the African continent. I especially loved the shots of various homemade footballs made by the players (like the one above) - somehow poignant and optimistic at the same time.
I love how the photos capture the exuberance of the game - they feel so vivid that you can practically hear the thud of the balls being hit, feel prickles of the dust flying in the air, laughter and cries echoing in your ears.
See the slide show (and read the accompanying article) here.
Photo from the new york times