11th Annual Photoshare Contest Winners

Best of Show |  Image of the Year | Outstanding ContributorHIFA Photo Award  |  Global Families  | Best of Category | Honorable Mention

Photo from India Honored in 11th Annual Photoshare
Photo Contest Sponsored By Hopkins' Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project

Photoshare 2014 Photo Contest Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2016
 

Baltimore, MD USA - A captivating image of a woman in protest with others in India against rape backlash wins best of show in the 11th Annual Photoshare Photo Contest.

Nimai Chandra Ghosh, an India-based photographer submitted the award-winning photo in Photoshare’s annual competition hosted by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, based at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) with sponsorship from HIFA (Healthcare Information For All), a global campaign administered by the Global Healthcare Information Network.

The winning image, taken in Bardhaman, captures a compelling moment of protest and advocacy in the prevention of violence against women. This photo along with other contest submissions will support Photoshare’s growing collection, helping international nonprofits communicate critical health and development issues. By facilitating photo-sharing among public health professionals and photographers, Photoshare has become a leading source for editorial public health and development photography.

Open to both amateurs and professionals, the contest drew interest from around the globe, including 204 participants who submitted over 1,500 photos captured in 83 countries. This year’s contest featured many high quality images across a range of topics and regions, contributing to the largest number of finalists since its creation. Photoshare continued a successful partnership with HIFA in sponsorship of the Healthcare Providers category, recognized with the HIFA Photo Award.

Photoshare’s editorial photography collection is focused on capturing projects in action and the people they serve. To find out how you can support the collection and share, visit: www.photoshare.org. To learn more about knowledge sharing and the K4Health Project, visit: www.k4health.org - a USAID-funded project at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), in partnership with FHI360, IntraHealth International, and Management Sciences for Health (MSH). Learn more about HIFA at: www.hifa.org.

 

 


 


 

2015 Photoshare Photo Contest Winners

Images selected by a Panel of Judges, HIFA Steering Committee, Photoshare and K4Health Staff

Best of Show

 

1st Place

Nimai Chandra Ghosh

Women demonstrate against rape in Bardhaman, India.

© 2014 Nimai Chandra Ghosh, Courtesy of Photoshare

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2nd Place

Kunle Ajayi

At a bed net distribution event in Ijora, Lagos, Nigeria, the CRS Team Leader of Julius Berger, a local construction company, teaches school children how to use treated bed nets to prevent malaria.

© 2012 Kunle Ajayi, Courtesy of Photoshare

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3rd Place

Max Bastard

A health care worker in Shayamoya township, Kokstad, Kwazula Natal, South Africa, pays a home visit to a bedridden HIV-positive father while his son looks on.

Notes:

South Africa has one of the highest HIV rates in the world. However, major inroads are being made against the disease thanks to ongoing commitment from the Government and Civil Society Organizations.

© 2013 Max Bastard / African Eyes Photography, Courtesy of Photoshare

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HIFA Photography Award

Best of Show: Healthcare Providers - sponsored by HIFA

James Meiring

Outside an Ebola treatment center in Makeni, Sierra Leone, the sun sets on wooden racks holding staff members' Wellington boots, with soles facing up so the UV light can destroy any remnants of the virus.

© 2015 James Meiring, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

HIFA Steering Group: "This picture is an iconic representation of the dedication and work of healthcare workers during the fatal Ebola outbreak." "Topical, unusual shot, tells a very human story without actually having any humans in it." "A message that health is part of nature – and a powerful commentary on numbers." 

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Photoshare Image AwardGlobal FamiliesParents and Households

Best of Show: Global Families—Parents and Households

Raju Ghosh

While making pottery, a father helps his son with his lessons in Howrah, India..

© 2015 Raju Ghosh, Courtesy of Photoshare

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 Outstanding Photoshare Contributor 

Biswajit Patra

See all of  Bisajit Patra Photos

Biswajit's Bio

"Photography for Biswajit is not only a matter of happy-clicking as his intense passion for this genre of visual arts consumes much of his personal-time with the urge for creating something different. While with camera on different locations, with intense passion Biswajit left no stone unturned to get the desired image, be whatever the difficulty factor(s). People are his most favorite subjects and inclusion of the same in his photographs help the viewer to connect with the actual flavor of the scenario. Such perseverance of many a years, has earned him several awards even from international arena like National Geographic publications, SOAS, University of London, PhotoShare by John Hopkins, Government of Meghalaya, North Eastern Council, ICMOD -United Nations, World Bank reconstruction, SandDisk and many more. Biswajit has been judged as Grand prize Winner by Padmasri Raghu Rai in Immagine( a non profit Organization) photo contest on India last year."  - Biswajit Patra

Thanks for sharing images and advocating for photography's role in global health and development!

  

Following the 2014 Indian general election, party members celebrate victory for the All India Trinomul Congress, led by Mrs, Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal, India.

© 2014 Biswajit Patra, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

Photoshare Image of the Year

Willow Gerber

 

Young staff at the Holeta Health Center in Ethiopia.

© 2015 Willow Gerber, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

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Best of Category

Healthcare Providers - HIFA Photo Award Winner

 

Image described in caption at right

James Meiring

Outside an Ebola treatment center in Makeni, Sierra Leone, the sun sets on wooden racks holding staff members' Wellington boots, with soles facing up so the UV light can destroy any remnants of the virus.

© 2015 James Meiring, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

HIFA Steering Group: "This picture is an iconic representation of the dedication and work of healthcare workers during the fatal Ebola outbreak." "Topical, unusual shot, tells a very human story without actually having any humans in it." "A message that health is part of nature – and a powerful commentary on numbers."

 

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Family Planning & Reproductive Health

 

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Tushar Sharma

A rural health worker teaches women about the IUD and other contraceptive methods at a remote village in Kushamandi, South Dinajpur, West Bengal, India.

Notes:

In India, 22.1% of the girls get married below the age of 18 years and of total childbirths, 5.6% are among teenagers, i.e., 15-19 years. The situation regarding age of girls at marriage is more alarming in certain states: Bihar (46.2%), Rajasthan (41%), Jharkhand (36%), Uttar Pradesh (33%), and Madhya Pradesh (29.2%). Delaying the age at marriage and first childbirth could reduce the impact of population momentum on population growth. The public sector in India provides the following contraceptive methods at various levels of the health system: Spacing Methods, Limiting Methods, IUCD 380 A and Cu IUCD 375, Female Sterilization (Laparoscopic), Oral Contraceptive Pills, Condoms, Emergency Contraceptive Pills, and Male Sterilization (No Scalpel Vasectomy). The family planning programs are successful to a great extent but India still has a long way to go. Family planning has always been the main emphasis in population policies adopted by the Government. However, there is a need for more public awareness and public participation. Gender inequality, preference of sons over daughters, low standard of living, poverty, traditional thought processes of Indians, and age-old cultural norms continue to cause poor family planning practices all across the country.

© 2016 Tushar Sharma, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

 

 

HIV/AIDS

 

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Max Bastard

A health care worker in Shayamoya township, Kokstad, Kwazula Natal, South Africa, pays a home visit to a bedridden HIV-positive father while his son looks on.

Notes:

South Africa has one of the highest HIV rates in the world. However, major inroads are being made against the disease thanks to ongoing commitment from the Government and Civil Society Organizations.

© 2013 Max Bastard / African Eyes Photography, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Malaria

 

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Kunle Ajayi

At a bed net distribution event in Ijora, Lagos, Nigeria, the CRS Team Leader of Julius Berger, a local construction company, teaches school children how to use treated bed nets to prevent malaria.

© 2012 Kunle Ajayi, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Environment

 

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Pranab Basak

Men dig a deep well in search of drinking water in a drought-prone area of rural Purulia, West Bengal, India.

© 2011 Pranab Basak, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Agricultural & Economic Development

 
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Md Shahnewaz Khan

Ten-year-old Ghulam Ali herds hundreds of goats and sheep from high impassable mountains to his home in Kargil at Ladakh, India.

Notes:

Raising goats and sheep is one of the main income sources and part of the traditional culture of the people in Kargil at Ladakh, India. I visited Ladakh to fulfill my curiosity; I was influenced by a Hindi movie named ‘3 Idiots’. Ladakh is famous for its natural beauty. It has two administrative districts: Leh (majority Tibetan Buddhists) and Kargil (predominantly Shia Muslims). Leh is like almost full desert but Kargil has a natural chemistry between desert and greenery.

© 2015 Md Shahnewaz Khan, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Democracy & Governance

 

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Nimai Chandra Ghosh

Women demonstrate against rape in Bardhaman, India.

© 2014 Nimai Chandra Ghosh, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

 

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Erico Waga

A Mozambican refugee boy walks towards his mother among white UN tents in the Kapise refugee camp, Mwanza, Malawi. Fighting between Mozambique government forces and the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) has forced some 12,000 refugees to flee into neighboring Malawi, raising concerns of a new refugee crisis in Southern Africa.

Notes:

The fighting between government forces and the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) has triggered a flight of nearly 12,000 refugees into neighboring Malawi as of March 2016, although the Mozambican government denied such facts. Almost all refugees I have met in the camp, however, strongly claimed the attack against civilians from the Mozambican government force.

© 2016 Erico Waga, Courtesy of Photoshare

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mHealth and Communications Technology

 

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Girdhari Bora/SIFPSA mSehat

A frontline health worker (FLW) uses a smartphone to photograph a client she is counseling in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Notes

12,500 FLWs use mSehat in rural Uttar Pradesh. mSehat is an integrated, android and web-based, multimedia enabled mobile health platform for frontline health workers (FLWs) - Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA), Anganwadi workers (AWW), and Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANM) - and Health program managers. mSehat facilitates FLWs using Smartphones (for ASHA and AWW) and Tablets (for ANMs), and program managers using web-dashboard and reporting, to do their day to day work. mHealth allows for greater beneficiary-FLW integration by not only using the multimedia capabilities of Smartphones, but also because the Smartphones allow FLWs to personalise beneficiary information (capturing a candid photo here!), produce appropriate content (almost always!), and ensure minimum contacts (using calendars/schedulers).

© 2016 Girdhari Bora/SIFPSA mSehat, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Global Health and Human Interest

 

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Prakash Hatvalne

A child bride on her wedding day in Rajgarh, India.

© 2009 Prakash Hatvalne, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

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Global Families—Parents and Households

 

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Raju Ghosh

While making pottery, a father helps his son with his lessons in Howrah, India..

© 2015 Raju Ghosh, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Honorable Mention

Healthcare Providers - HIFA Photo Award

Lucian Alexe/Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition

Nurse Monic smiles as she pauses for a moment outside the busy waiting room at her health facility in Ndeija, Uganda.

Notes

Monic is smiling, even though is the middle of the day and the waiting room is full as always. She's a nurse, specializing in maternal health and family planning issues. But this is not your typical image of a nurse in Uganda. Long hours, under-staffing or lack of RH supplies are a heavy load on the shoulders of health workers around the country. A feeling of frustration is what comes in mind, a feeling born from not being able to properly do your job. But Monic is happy and confident. In the Ndeija Health Center there is hope for a better future.

© 2015 Lucian Alexe/Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Mohamad Syar/CCP

Mr. and Mrs. Ouedraogo are among the happy adopters and advocates of the use of family planning methods in their native country of Burkina Faso.

Notes:

Successful demand generation activities will convert "client couples" into confident and expert users of contraception.

© 2012 Mohamad Syar/CCP, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

 

HIV/AIDS

Basri Marzuki

A clerk shows blood samples of transgender individuals who underwent testing for HIV/AIDS in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Notes

Free HIV/AIDS testing for vulnerable people by the local Health Department is one of the efforts to prevent the increasing prevalence of patients by the Ministry of Health, which noted an increase of infected people from 186,000 in 2009 to 640,000 people in 2014, or a 340 percent increase.

© 2015 Basri Marzuki, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Malaria

Ashim Kumar Mukhopadhyay

Children huddle together under a bed net in a mosquito-prone area adjacent to Kolkata, India.

© 2016 Ashim Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Environment

Zay Yar Lin

Two boys work at a plastic recycling factory in a hidden street of Yangon, Myanmar.

© 2015 Zay Yar Lin, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Agricultural and Economic Development

Pranab Basak

Women laugh together while harvesting green chili peppers in India.

© 2015 Pranab Basak, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

 

Democracy and Governance

Debdatta Chakraborty

Children attend a new school built by the residents of a fishing community on St. Martin, a remote island in southern Bangladesh.

Notes:

St. Martin is a remote island on the southern part of Bangladesh. It lacks modern amenities of living like electricity and health centers. The local people, mainly the fishing community, have contributed themselves to build schools. Their kids are the first generation in the lineage to get introduced to any kind of formal education.

© 2015 Debdatta Chakraborty, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Humanitarian Assistance

Arlene Robles

An American helicopter copilot distributes humanitarian relief supplies to members of a geographically isolated island community in Eastern Samar, Philippines, which was severely damaged by Typhoon Haiyan.

 
© 2013 Arlene Robles, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

mHealth and Communications Technology

Sudipta Dutta Chowdhury

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe students learn from a computer in a classroom at an Ashram Hostel in an undeveloped rural area of Purulia District, West Bengal, India.

Notes:

Ashram Hostels for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe students are set up with Government assistance within the campus of the recognized schools. The institution runs on the educational philosophy of Swami Vivekananda, which calls for a "man making and character building" education, with minimum fees and providing education and meals to around 400 local tribal students.

© 2016 Sudipta Dutta Chowdhury, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

 

Global Health and Human Interest

Radha Rajan

A mother and her son at their house in Brebes, Central Java, Indonesia, which also functions as a corner store in their village.

Notes:

This woman was an interview participant talking about her family planning experiences.

© 2016 Radha Rajan, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Global Families—Parents and Households

Mohamad Syar/CCP

Six generations of a family in Fanambana, Vohemar, Madagascar, from the photographer's great-great-great grandmother Ndrambavimora, 107, at left, to Sasha, 7, at right.

Notes:

My great-grandmother's secret to long life?----Eating well, staying active and being kind to others.

© 2007 Mohamad Syar/CCP, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

 

 

 

 


 


 


 

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