The Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA) is an international photography competition, founded in 2011 under the patronage of crown prince of Dubai sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid bin Mohammed al Maktoum. This year, the main theme of the HIPA contest is HUMANITY.
The first stage of judging is complete and my submission in the HUMANITY Category has qualified to the second stage.
I also have a second picture through in the ARCHITECTURAL Photography – A Cultural / Iconic Building category.
Good luck to all my fellow photographers that have also been shortlisted.
I heard today that I am a Finalist in the 2020 OneEyeland Awards, adjudged by a jury of 25 eminent artists. This year the awards received over 3100 images from 51 countries.
My photo of a boy relaxing in the river after a day of school in Rwanda was photographed whilst on assignment for the organisation, DelAgua.
One Eyeland is a photo sharing site of curated images spanning a multitude of photography disciplines that include commercial, advertising, fashion, automotive, product, portraits, beauty, and landscape. The One Eyeland Photography Awards was founded by G Sharad Haksar in 2008.
I was a Winner at the 14th Annual “International Color Awards” with an Honorable mention in the “People” category for my picture photographed for Farm Africa in Tanzania. I also picked up three further nominations in other categories all presented on Saturday 27th March 2021 in the annual online Photoshow.
The live online gala was attended by industry leaders and the photography community from around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the world's premier event for color photography. This year the competition received 6,109 entries from 73 countries.
I photographed the three traditionally dressed ladies in Babati, the Nou Forest area of Tanzania whilst on assignment for Farm Africa. We were covering an initiative that aimed to introduce more profitable and sustainable enterprises.
INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography. www.colorawards.com
My photograph “Waiting to Perform” of a traditional West African dancer in Liberia is featured in Rangefinder Magazine as “Photo of the Day”.
I work with corporate clients, in editorial, and for various charities. One of the charities that I support is International Alert, a peace building organisation that works with people directly affected by conflict to build lasting peace.
I was asked to document their work in Liberia, where they had been working since 1993. Liberia, and the Mano River Region in West Africa more broadly, had experienced civil war for many years, and International Alert supported various programmes to build stability and long-term peace. These included community radio stations, dialogues between local leaders, initiatives to promote greater security and a political voice for women, and festivals to celebrate peaceful co-existence and mutual respect between the different cultures of the region.
The festivals attract an audience from far and wide, with an attendance that grew rapidly from year to year. These festivals brought together people from the region’s many diverse ethnic groups, providing a wonderful opportunity to re-establish harmony between different cultures: diversity in and unity in diversity.
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