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2012 Photoshare Photo Contest Winners

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

For Immediate Release: February 20, 2013                                                                                                                          Contact: dalexand@jhsph.edu

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. All contest photos support Photoshare’s mission and contribute to a growing collection, helping nonprofits communicate health and development issues. Photoshare captures projects in action and the people they serve. By facilitating photo sharing among public health professionals and photographers Photoshare has become a leading source for editorial health and development photography.

Open to both amateurs and professionals, the contest drew interest from around the globe, including about 530 participants who submitted over 2,500 photos captured in 42 countries. This year’s contest featured a quality and depth across a range of topics and regions and contributed to the largest participation rate since its creation. This year continued a successful partnership with  HIFA2015 (Healthcare Information For All by 2015)  in sponsorship of the Healthcare Providers Category,  recognized with the HIFA2015 Photo Award. Learn more about HIFA2015: www.hifa2015.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