2012 Contest Winners

Best of Show | Photoshare Image of the Year | Outstanding Photoshare ContributorHIFA2015 Award  | Best of Category | Honorable Mention

Photo by Indian Photographer Honored in 2012 Photoshare
Photo Contest Sponsored By Hopkins' Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project

Photoshare 2012 Photo Contest Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 20, 2013
 
Baltimore, MD USA - An engaging image and compelling story of a mother and daughter in India won 1st Place/Best of Show in the 2012 Photoshare Photo Contest. Tanzeel Ur Rehman, a photojournalist with Cover Asia Press, submitted the winning photo in Photoshare’s annual competition hosted by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, based at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (JHU·CCP) with sponsorship from HIFA2015 (Healthcare Information For All by 2015), a global campaign administered by the Global Healthcare Information Network.

The winning image taken in Rajasthan, India, documents a family confronting child bride traditions and customs regarding gender roles. 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 538 participants who submitted over 2,500 photos captured in 72 countries. This year’s contest featured a quality and depth across a range of topics and regions that contributed to the largest participation rate since its creation. Photoshare continued a successful partnership with HIFA2015 in sponsorship of the Healthcare Providers Category, recognized with the HIFA2015 Photo Award.

Photoshare’s editorial photography collection is focused on capturing projects in action and the people they serve. Find out how you can support the collection and share: www.photoshare.org. Learn more about knowledge-sharing, and the K4Health Project: www.k4health.org - with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH). 

For more information about the contest, visit the 2012 Photoshare Photo Contest Winners Announcement: www.photoshare.org/2012-contest-winners


2012 Photoshare Photo Contest Winners

Images selected by a Panel of Judges, HIFA2015 Steering Committee, Photoshare and K4Health Staff

Best of Show

 

1st Place

Tanzeel Ur Rehman

In Rajasthan, India, Channa, 25, holds her 14-month-old daughter Kiran, who averted her fate as a child bride with the help of local NGOs. © 2011 Tanzeel Ur Rehman / Cover Asia Press

Photographer's Note: Channa had been forced by members of her family into marrying her young daughter so that the dowry they received would secure their financial future. It was a tragic case of the typical child marriages that take place in India. But eventually, with thanks to local NGOs, Channa eventually realized it was wrong and cancelled the wedding. Now Channa will allow her daughter to grow up like any other normal little girl and she will marry when she is ready and at an acceptable age.

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2nd Place

Alamsyah Rauf

A farmer in Kabupaten Sinjai, Indonesia, dries harvested rice in the hot sun to prepare it for milling.. © 2012 Alamsyah Rauf

 

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3rd Place

Clint Hall

Students at a primary school in Louga, Senegal are educated about a NetWorks project campaign aimed at achieving universal coverage of long-lasting insecticidal bed nets across Senegal. © 2012 Clint Hall

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HIFA2015 Photography Award

Healthcare Providers - sponsored by HIFA2015

Diana Mrazikova

 

On a home visit during an anti-malaria campaign in Senegal, a healthcare provider explains to a woman the necessity of sleeping under mosquito nets and their proper use. © 2012 Diana Mrazikova/Networks

 

HIFA Steering Group: "We like this picture because the healthcare provider is not only educating on the importance of nets, but is also demonstrating its appropriate use and is doing this in the home where the net is to be used."
 

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 Outstanding Photoshare Contributor 

Dr. Arturo Sanabria

See all of Dr. Arturo Sanabria's Photos

Thank you Dr. Arturo Sanabria for sharing over 250 images in 2012!

Photoshare Staff Comments: Dr. Arturo Sanabria remains one of the most committed and active contributing photographers. Dr. Sanabria is committed to serving the people and cultures in developing counties. An active health professional, Dr. Sanabria has traveled in numerous regions, empowering local communities and capturing a shared experience. In 2012, Dr. Sanabria contributed over 250 images for inclusion in Photoshare, overcoming access issues and leading the way with the launch of a new Photoshare.

  

Arturo Sanabria of John Snow Inc. (JSI) is a Mexican physician with a passion for photography and a specialization in public health. Dr. Sanabria has more than 30 years experience working with the indigenous peoples of South East Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Southern Africa. For the past 15 years Dr. Sanabria has been studying the cultural aspects of sexuality in countries such as Mexico, Dominican Republic, Mozambique and East Timor. In speaking about knowledge exchange Dr. Sanabria, says, "I believe it is important to receive knowledge, not just give it." Dr. Sanabria truly believes that participative and cooperative relationships between health workers and the community allow for the best results.

 


 

Photoshare Image of the Year

Anil Gulati

Anil Gulati

 

Women and children outside an anganwadi center in Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh, India. An anganwadi center is an integrated child development center formed by the Government.© 2010 Anil Gulati

 

Photoshare Staff Comments: Anil Gulati's photo of a mother and child candidly captures the desire for health information. The image has been featured in a number of websites and publications and was included in the 2013 Photoshare Photo Calendar. It represents the scope of Photoshare's positive images, taken by a driven photographer. 

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Best of Category

Healthcare Providers -HIFA2015 Photo Award

 

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Diana Mrazikova

On a home visit during an anti-malaria Networks campaign in Senegal, a healthcare provider explains to a woman the necessity of sleeping under mosquito nets and their proper use.

© 2012 Diana Mrazikova/Networks Senegal

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Family Planning & Reproductive Health

 

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Derek Brown/USAID

Mrs. and Mr. Yaqub visit Shahnaz Kousar, a health worker, at her home office in Punjab Province, Pakistan.
© 2012 Derek Brown/USAID
 
Photographer's Note: “We met Shahnaz 16 years ago and learned about family planning but our family was not complete at that time. After four babies our lives were getting tough and we did not have enough money to raise more children. We came to Shahnaz to request that we would not require more children and could she please guide and help us.”
 

 

 

HIV/AIDS

 

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Georgina Goodwin/Vestergaard Frandsen

Ezekiel Kombo, 40, lives with HIV in Emusanda, Kenya. © 2012 Georgina Goodwin/Vestergaard Frandsen

Photographer's Note: "I learned my status during the CarePack campaign. I got a shock. And when my wife found out she left me. James [the HIV peer counselor] told me to come to the support group at Emusanda so we can walk together as brothers. I use the filter and the nets and I don’t get sick. I view my disease to be normal; having death associated with HIV is a thing of the past. I take the free drugs and I use the water filter. I advise other people to start the medication and use clean water—it gives life."

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Malaria

 

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Clint Hall

Students at a primary school in Louga, Senegal are educated about a campaign aimed at achieving universal coverage of long-lasting insecticidal bed nets across Senegal. © 2012 Clint Hall

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Environment

 

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Somenath Mukhopadhyay

A firewood dealer organizes his wares in Asanbuni, Jharkhand, India.© 2010 Somenath Mukhopadhyay
 
Photographer's Note: Depletion of native forests and the use of wood as fuel is still existing in many parts of the world. The rampant felling of trees is a major cause of dwindling forest habitat. Wood is cheap and it is widely used by poor people in the villages of India for cooking food. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), toxic air pollutants are components of wood smoke. Wood smoke can cause coughs, headaches, eye, and throat irritation in otherwise healthy people. Studies reveal that wood smoke is also carcinogenic. Some countries have restricted the burning of wood. However, it has still remained the most preferred fuel in the poor economy because it is cheap and commonly available.

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Agricultural & Economic Development

 
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Alamsyah Rauf

A farmer in Kabupaten Sinjai, Indonesia, dries harvested rice in the hot sun to prepare it for milling. © 2012 Alamsyah Rauf

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Democracy & Governance

 

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Sudipto Das

Trinamool Congress supporters in Kolkata, India, dab their faces with green powder (the party colour) to celebrate their party’s historic win.© 2011 Sudipto Das
 
Photographer's Note: Banerjee pulled off a landslide victory for the All India Trinamool Congress, defeating the world's longest-serving democratically-elected communist government, the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Front government, bringing to an end 34 years of Left Front rule in the state.
 

 

 

Humanitarian Assistance

 

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Min Zaw

Children orphaned by Cyclone Nargis in 2008 eat a meal at a monastery in Yangon, Myanmar, where they are being cared for by Buddhist monks. © 2012 Min Zaw

 

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Global Health

 

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David Snyder

A young boy is weighed in a harness at the small health post in the village of Monte Margarita in southwest Guatemala. Through partner agency Vid y Pompanos (Vine and Branch), Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) trained the community health workers here in preventative health, which dramatically impacted the survival rates of local children. © 2012 David Snyder for CRWRC

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Human Interest

 

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Tanzeel Ur Rehman

In Rajasthan, India, Channa, 25, holds her 14-month-old daughter Kiran, who averted her fate as a child bride with the help of local NGOs. © 2011 Tanzeel Ur Rehman/Cover Asia Press

Photographer's Note: Channa had been forced by members of her family into marrying her young daughter so that the dowry they received would secure their financial future. It was a tragic case of the typical child marriages that take place in India. But eventually, with thanks to local NGOs, Channa eventually realized it was wrong and cancelled the wedding. Now Channa will allow her daughter to grow up like any other normal little girl and she will marry when she is ready and at an acceptable age.

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Honorable Mention

Healthcare Providers - HIFA2015 Photo Award

Cameron Taylor

Standing with her community health post in the background, an Ethiopian community health worker sends an SMS text message containing data about the malaria patients she treated during the week. Community health workers are essential to malaria surveillance in the region. © 2011Cameron Taylor

 

 

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Tushar Sharma

A health worker demonstrates safe and hygienic family planning methods to women in the remote village of Kishorimohanpur, West Bengal, India. © 2012 Tushar Sharma

Photographer's Note: The single most important problem facing India now is uncontrolled population growth. In spite of availability of a wide range of contraceptives and mass media campaigns, population control is a distant dream to achieve. Too early, too many, and too frequent pregnancies are the most important risk factors for maternal and child mortality. Lack of access to safe and legal termination -of-pregnancy services, lack of awareness about abortion rights, and stigma concerning the procedure all contribute to women’s reliance on unsafe means to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. Postpartum hemorrhage, sepsis, and unsafe abortion are the most prevalent causes of maternal mortality worldwide. So knowledge about ideal contraception and its acceptance is of utmost importance, for birth control, proper spacing, and family planning methods are influenced by a variety of interrelated factors such as age at marriage, education, economic status, religion, and number of living children, etc.

 

 

HIV/AIDS

Sarah Bandali

Women discuss ways to prevent HIV/AIDS during a participatory session in a rural village of Pemba, Mozambique. © 2009 Sarah Bandali

                                     

 

Malaria

Diana Mrazikova

A family in Thies, Senegal, after receiving their mosquito net.© 2012 Diana Mrazikova/Networks Senegal

 

Environment

David Huamaní

Due to the saturation of homes in the capital city of Lima, Peru, many families choose to build their homes on the outskirts of the city, whether in the hills or in unexpected places where basic needs are not met. © 2010 David Huamaní

 

 

Agricultural and Economic Development

Somenath Mukhopadhyay

A young woman arranges corn in a seed house in Dumka, India.
© 2010 Somenath Mukhopadhyay
 
Photographer's Note: The seed house is cleaned and coated with mud mixed with cow dung and neem leaves.Thus it has been traditionally disinfected to prepare for stacking of the corn for the next year's cultivation. Many recalcitrant and indigenous seed varieties have already disappeared from the earth due to lack of preservation and knowledge. It has caused food insecurity for the poor people who used to be dependent on the traditional farming methods. Development of seed banks at local and community levels is necessary for the preservation of indigenous seeds.

 

 

Democracy and Governance

Hansa Tangmanpoowadol

Members of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), known as Red Shirts, demonstrate in Bangkok, Thailand. UDD is a political pressure group opposed to the People's Alliance for Democracy, the 2006 Thai military coup. © 2010 Hansa Tangmanpoowadol
 
Photographer's Note: The right to freedom of expression should exist in a democratic system. Despite the difference of opinion in politics, most Thai people still have a commitment to unity. And loyalty to the monarchy, no one has equaled.

 

 

Humanitarian Assistance

Gregorio B. "Jhun" Dantes Jr.

In the Philippines, young evacuees from Metro Manila's flooding wait in line to receive porridge and bread from relief volunteers. © 2012 Gregorio B. "Jhun" Dantes Jr.
 
Photographer's Note: One week after Metro Manila was devastated by heavy rains and massive flooding, labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) and transport group Pagkakaisa ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (PISTON) led the distribution of porridge and bread to poor residents of Manila, vowing to continue their relief operations in the coming days.

 

 

Global Health

Samuel Boland

Women with their children and infants await polio injections at a health care facility in Kapoeta, South Sudan. The activity is considered a public event, so the women dress their finest and most colorful. © 2012 Samuel Boland

 

 

Human Interest

Kevin McNulty

Two Tuareg elders who fled the conflict in northern Mali wait at a refugee camp in Tillaberi District, Niger, while seeking refuge in that neighboring country. © 2012 Kevin McNulty

 

 



 

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