This striking image by Haringey 12-year-old Benjamin Levey has won the Amnesty International Photographer Award in the Upper Primary and Lower Secondary category.

The Rhodes Avenue Primary School pupil won the accolade with his image Why Won't You Teach Me? which reflect the right to an education.

His photograph was judged by fashion and portrait photographer John Rankin who says: “This is a fantastic concept and a very intelligent execution. I understood the idea immediately and it really left me considering the image afterwards.“

Amnesty’s Youth Awards celebrate young people, aged from seven to 19, who creatively interpret a human rights topic through reporting, photography, song-writing and performing, fundraising and campaigning.

Now in its second year, the competition has become extremely popular in schools and colleges across the UK, and this year attracted more than 1,300 entries.

Benjamin says: “I’m very proud to have become a finalist, let alone a winner of this competition.“