12th Annual Photoshare Contest Winners

Best of Show |  Image of the Year | Outstanding Contributor |  People's Choice Award  |  HIFA Award  |  Best of Category | Honorable Mention  | Press Release

 

Photo from Malawi Honored in 12th Annual Photoshare Photo Contest By The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2017

Baltimore, MD USA - An inspiring portrait of a mother and child in Malawi wins best of show in the 12th Annual Photoshare Photo Contest. Eric Bond with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation submitted the award-winning photo. This year’s contest featured sponsorship from HIFA (Healthcare Information For All), a global campaign administered by the Global Healthcare Information Network, and the first-ever People's Choice Award in Sexual and Reproductive Health, presented with media partner Girls' Globe.

The winning image, taken in Malengachanzi, highlights the importance of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission services in working toward the goal of an HIV-free generation. 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 203 participants who submitted over 1,560 photos captured in 78 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. A new feature this year is the Photoshare People's Choice Award in Sexual and Reproductive Health, presented with media partner Girls' Globe. The winning image was chosen from a selection of images via social media voting, with 274 votes cast. Photoshare also continued a successful partnership with HIFA in sponsorship of the Healthcare Providers category, recognized with the HIFA Photo Award.

Photoshare is a service of the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, which is supported by USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health and led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in partnership with FHI360, IntraHealth International, and Management Sciences for Health (MSH). 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. Photoshare’s editorial photography collection is focused on capturing projects in action and the people they serve. 

 


 


 

Photoshare Photo Contest Winners

Images selected by a Panel of Judges, including; Girls' Globe, HIFA Steering Committee, Photoshare and K4Health Staff

Best of Show

 

1st Place

Eric Bond 

 
In Malengachanzi, Malawi, Malia John, a mother living with HIV, proudly holds her son, Cephas, who is HIV-free thanks to prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission services.
 
Notes:
 
Malia was tested when door-to-door HIV counselors from Foundation for Community and Capacity Development (FOCCAD) came to her village in Malengachanzi, Malawi. FOCCAD is supported by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and ViiV Healthcare.
 
© 2017 Eric Bond/Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Courtesy of Photoshare

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2nd Place

Somenath Mukhopadhyay

Migrant workers at a cold storage facility for potatoes in Bankura, India, where they work in shifts for one month at a time.

© 2015 Somenath Mukhopadhyay, Courtesy of Photoshare

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3rd Place

Sourav Karmakar

On International Women's Day in New Delhi, India, a woman who suffered an acid attack leads a candlelight peace rally with other social activists to raise public awareness about violence against women.

© 2014 Sourav Karmakar, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Photoshare People's Choice Award -presented with media partner Girls' Globe

Best of Show: Sexual and Reproductive Health -presented with media partner Girls' Globe

Segawa Patrick, Public Health Ambassadors Uganda

In Kampala, Uganda, Cathy and Diana work on the "Ensonga" Campaign aimed at breaking the barriers related to menstrual stigma through informative and educative sensitization sessions in schools.

© 2016 Segawa Patrick, Public Health Ambassadors Uganda, Courtesy of Photoshare

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See the Girls' Globe feature article about this year's winner:

Announcing the Winner of the People’s Choice Award!

Read the full article to hear more about the winning image: 

“Our source of inspiration comes from the fact that many adolescent girls miss school and others drop out of school due to lack of sanitary commodities. It’s for this reason that we launched a campaign called “Ensonga” (meaning “the issue”) which aims to improve menstrual hygiene management within schools in Uganda.”

 
 

 

 


 

 


 

HIFA Photography Award

Best of Show: Healthcare Providers -sponsored by HIFA

Subrata Dey

Street children line up for a free treatment program provided by a nonprofit organization in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

© 2017 Subrata Dey, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

HIFA Steering Group: "The picture portrays the ignored reality of the modern world with its vast inequalities. The black and white photo suggests this should be yesterday's world, but it is today. The picture reveals the plight of disadvantaged children in an unequal world, and yet shows hope in the humanity of healthcare providers in helping to realise the right to health of every human being." 

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 Outstanding Photoshare Contributor 

Arvind Jodha

See all of Arvind Jodha's Photos

Arvind's Bio:

A fine arts student from Rajasthan University, Arvind is a photographer, filmmaker, and animator. He has worked for NGOs such as United Nations (UNFPA) and Save the Children. 

 

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

   

Young members of a Kishori Club, an adolescent support initiative of Jatan Sansthan, share a light moment in Udaipur, India.

© 2015 Arvind Jodha/UNFPA, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

Photoshare Image of the Year

Laura Wando

VHT/CHW Shares Success Stories

A Village Health Team (VHT) member in Nawandala, Uganda, shares her success stories in Community-Based Family Planning service delivery with visitors. 

NOTES:
She said she is very popular in her community because of the services she offers. She was elected to be a councilor (political leadership position) by her community.

© 2016 Laura Wando, WellShare International Uganda, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Best of Category

 

Sexual and Reproductive Health - Photoshare People's Choice Award

 

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Public Health Ambassabors Uganda

In Kampala, Uganda, Cathy and Diana work on the "Ensonga" Campaign aimed at breaking the barriers related to menstrual stigma through informative and educative sensitization sessions in schools.

© 2016 Segawa Patrick, Public Health Ambassadors Uganda, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Healthcare Providers - HIFA Photo Award Winner

 

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Subrata Dey

Street children line up for a free treatment program provided by a nonprofit organization in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

© 2017 Subrata Dey, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

HIFA Steering Group: "The picture portrays the ignored reality of the modern world with its vast inequalities. The black and white photo suggests this should be yesterday's world, but it is today. The picture reveals the plight of disadvantaged children in an unequal world, and yet shows hope in the humanity of healthcare providers in helping to realise the right to health of every human being." 

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Family Planning 

 

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Arvind Jodha

An Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) in India explains the various family planning methods to a couple, as the young bride shies away.

© 2016 Arvind Jodha/UNFPA, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

 

HIV/AIDS

 

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Eric Bond 

In Malengachanzi, Malawi, Malia John, a mother living with HIV, proudly holds her son, Cephas, who is HIV-free thanks to prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission services.
 
Photographer's Notes:
Malia was tested when door-to-door HIV counselors from Foundation for Community and Capacity Development (FOCCAD) came to her village in Malengachanzi, Malawi. FOCCAD is supported by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and ViiV Healthcare.

© 2017 Eric Bond/Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Malaria

 

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Sanghamitra Sarkar

A Sabar mother from a remote village of Puruliya, India, uses a mosquito net to protect her and her child after hearing about malaria prevention from health workers.

© 2014 Sanghamitra Sarkar, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Environment

 

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Somenath Mukhopadhyay

A man in Birbhum, India, carries a pot to collect drinking water from a distant hand pump while wading through waist-deep flood waters.

© 2006 Somenath Mukhopadhyay, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Agricultural & Economic Development

 
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Somenath Mukhopadhyay

Migrant workers at a cold storage facility for potatoes in Bankura, India, where they work in shifts for one month at a time.

© 2015 Somenath Mukhopadhyay, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Democracy & Governance

 

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Sourav Karmakar

On International Women's Day in New Delhi, India, a woman who suffered an acid attack leads a candlelight peace rally with other social activists to raise public awareness about violence against women.

© 2014 Sourav Karmakar, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

 

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Elena Sartorius

A victim of Hurricane Matthew waits at a humanitarian aid distribution site in Camp-Perrin, Haiti, one of the towns most affected by the disaster. Her name is not on the list of beneficiaries, and as the distribution of food and hygiene kits ends, she realizes there will be nothing left for her. There were only 250 kits available today for 10,000 people affected in this section of town.

© 2016 Elena Sartorius, Courtesy of Photoshare

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mHealth and Communications Technology

 

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Mulugeta Wolde for Maternity Foundation

Ethiopian midwife Zinash Teshome uses the Safe Delivery App, a life-saving mobile health tool developed by Maternity Foundation, University of Copenhagen and University of Southern Denmark, while examining a pregnant women in the West Wollega region of Ethiopia.

© 2016 Mulugeta Wolde for Maternity Foundation, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Global Health and Human Interest

 

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Hansa Tangmanpoowadol

A young mother breastfeeds her child in Bangkok, Thailand.

© 2013 Hansa Tangmanpoowadol, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

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Honorable Mention

Sexual and Reproductive Health | People's Choice Award

Arvind Jodha/UNFPA

In India, a young tribal bride wearing a headband of bank notes indicating her family's property rides on the shoulders of her brother and other celebrating villagers.

© 2016 Arvind Jodha/UNFPA, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

Healthcare Providers - HIFA Photo Award

Allan Jay Quesada

A medical practitioner provides a lecture and demonstration on proper breastfeeding to first-time mothers at Chinese General Hospital in Manila, Philippines.

© 2015 Allan Jay Quesada, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Family Planning

Laura Wando

In Kumi, Uganda, Village Health Team member Caroline Ikoba speaks to a client about Depo Provera and its side effects.

© 2017 Laura Wando, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

 

HIV/AIDS

Nandi Bwanali/ONE COMMUNITY

A child holds up a banner reading "HIV Free Generation" at a 2016 World AIDS Day mass community event in Blantyre, Malawi.

© 2016 Nandi Bwanali/ONE COMMUNITY, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Malaria

Eric Filemyr/CCP

Two pregnant women with the free insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) they received during their prenatal health care visit as part of the Chandarua Kliniki program in Mtwara region, Tanzania.

© 2016 Eric Filemyr/CCP, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Environment

Uttam Kamati

A farmer struggles to save his remaining crops after sudden heavy rainfall caused the Teesta river to wash away paddy fields in Mekhliganj, India.

© 2015 Uttam Kamati, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Agricultural and Economic Development

George N. Obanyi/FHI 360

Women participate in an internal lending and savings community (SILC) meeting in the Gilgil area of Nakuru County, Kenya, as part of health strengthening activities by USAID’s AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance (APHIAplus Nuru ya Bonde) Project implemented by FHI 360.

© 2016 George N. Obanyi/FHI 360, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

 

Democracy and Governance

Gregorio B. "Jhun" Dantes Jr.

Young Filipinos with painted slogans on their faces protest the increasing number of child victims of human rights violations across the country during International Women's Day near Malacañang Palace, the official presidential residence, in Manila City, Philippines.

Notes:

The Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) strongly condemns the human rights violations over the growing number of children who are killed or suffer in various other ways in operations by security forces against insurgents allegedly perpetrated by the elements of Armed Forces of the Philippines affecting the lives of hundreds of children and urged the Aquino administration to take measures to stop the alleged atrocities, especially in rural communities.

© 2011 Gregorio B. Dantes Jr., Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Humanitarian Assistance

Probal Rashid

Rohingya refugees who recently fled from violence against Muslims in Myanmar wait in a long food queue in Ukhia, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Notes:

Approximately 70,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh since October 9, 2016 after the Burmese military launched clearance operations. The U.N. human rights office said in their report that Myanmar's security forces have committed mass killings, torture and gang rapes of Rohingyas, as well as burned their villages. Rohingyas began to flee from military oppression—first in 1978 and then again in 1991-92—in major influxes of some 500,000 people. Presently, around 32,000 registered refugees stay in the UNHCR-run camps in Cox’s Bazar, while another estimated 500,000 unregistered live outside the camps. Consequently, most of the unregistered refugees are deemed underprivileged according to the scale of basic human rights.

© 2017 Probal Rashid, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

mHealth and Communications Technology

Andy Prinsen / Akros

An Akros surveillance officer sits with Community Champions from Nyimba, Zambia, to map the villages they serve.

Notes:

In this innovative mapping process, the surveillance officer uses Google Earth’s satellite imagery to navigate these community members’ villages “like a bird in the sky.” Most community champions have never seen satellite imagery before, but they know their communities so well that the mapping process works amazingly well. This is the first time decision makers at the national level will have detailed location data on these villages, allowing them to make more informed decisions and reach villages in times of emergency.

© 2016 Andy Prinsen / Akros, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

 

Global Health and Human Interest

Raniel Jose Castañeda / DOTC

A Mangyan family, natives of Mindoro, Philippines.

Notes:

The Mangyans are the first inhabitants of Mindoro. They belong to the Malay race like most natives in the Philippines. Me and my team went to interview some of them, taking photos and most of all to help them with their needs in life. We talked about a lot of things and what they need is what can the government support to them. They need regular jobs so they can survive and support their families. Today, we are in a new generation and they should be educated in the right way. I know these four children will be the key to success for a better nation.

© 2016 Raniel Jose Castañeda / DOTC, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

 


 


 


 

Annual Photoshare Photo Contest

 

12th Annual Photoshare Photo Contest Announcement

 

Annual Photoshare Photo Contests and Awards

Photoshare's Annual International Photo Contests and Awards are popular international events mobilizing photographers to share their work for charitable and educational use, in return for a chance to win a prize/award. By submitting their images, participants contribute to a growing collection, helping nonprofits communicate health and development issues worldwide.

 

Contest Mission

Photoshare encourages those who are interested in Photoshare’s mission to participate in the contest. The contest is a great incentive for those who would otherwise share photos year-round but have trouble finding the time. If you are learning about Photoshare for the first time, you may be interested to know…read more

 

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