EFEMexico City

Mexican photojournalist Sashenka Gutiérrez, of EFE news agency, was awarded third place in the photography and cartoons category of the prestigious Walter Reuter German Prize for Journalism in Mexico City on Thursday.

The powerful image titled "Fuimos Todas" (It was all of us) for which Gutiérrez won the award was taken in the capital on Aug. 16 at the iconic Angel of Independence monument on Reforma avenue, and shows a confrontation between two women – a protester and a police officer.

In an interview, Gutierrez said that the photograph was captured "during a women's protest that was surrounded by the police and during this time a clash occurred. Some of the demonstrators set fire to aerosol cans and one of them was brought close to the face of one of the officials."