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 was featured in Rangefinder Magazine last month for a portrait that I photographed in Liberia. On learning how diverse I was as a photographer, working for corporate clients, editorial publications, charities & much more, they wanted to see something completely different.
My photo “Steeling a kiss” of Peter & Kate is featured in Rangefinder Magazine as “Photo of the Week”. I stepped in to cover Peter & Kate’s wedding for a fellow photographer who had an assignment abroad.
We had spoken about the sort of pictures they wanted and left me to photograph the wedding as it unfolded. I asked to be in the car with them between St. Mary’s Leigh Church and Penhurst place. I adjusted the mirror in the front (asking the driver first) and as I was facing forward Kate and Peter quickly forgot I was there. After adjusting the flash head to point back into the car, they suddenly kissed.
The moment feels special because it was spontaneous with Peter and Kate oblivious to me as the photographer.
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.