2013 Photoshare Photo Contest Winners

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

Photo from Nigeria Honored in 2013 Photoshare
Photo Contest Sponsored By Hopkins' Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project

Photoshare 2012 Photo Contest Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2014
 
Baltimore, MD USA - A vibrant and engaging portrait of a mother and child in a rural Nigerian health clinic wins 1st Place/Best of Show in the 9th Annual Photoshare Photo Contest. Adrian Brooks, a UK based photographer submitted the award 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 Maikunkele village, Bosso, Nigeria, documents a mother and child during a maternal and child health appointment. 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 462 participants who submitted over 3,200 photos captured in 96 countries. This year’s contest featured many high quality images across a range of topics and regions, contributing to the largest number of submissions and finalist 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, 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 Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (JHU·CCP), in partnership with FHI360IntraHealth International, Management Sciences for Health (MSH).

 

 


 


 

2013 Photoshare Photo Contest Winners

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

Best of Show

 

1st Place

Adrian Brooks

Mrs. Rabi Ibrahim holds her 4-month-old son Muktar Tanko, as nurse Karimatu Abdulmalik prepares for their maternal-child health session at the rural health clinic in Maikunkele village, Bosso, LGA, Niger State, Nigeria.

© 2013 Adrian Brooks, Courtesy of Photoshare

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2nd Place

Aji Styawan

Kholimah, a 75-year-old farmer, uses a boat to transport her harvested rice crops from flooded fields near Bawen Village, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia.

 

© 2014 Aji Styawan/MATA SPC, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

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3rd Place

Md Shahnewaz Khan

A brick field worker in Chittagong, Bangladesh, loads bricks on his head for transport.

 

© 2013 Md Shahnewaz Khan, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

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HIFA2015 Photography Award

Healthcare Providers - sponsored by HIFA2015

Adrian Brooks

Community health workers based at a rural health clinic in Ikang, Nigeria, travel by boat to Ikot Archigbong village, where they will carry out routine immunizations and general health check-ups.

© 2012 Adrian Brooks, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

HIFA Steering Group: "This photo demonstrates how some healthcare providers take health to the people, crossing through physical barriers such as the waters in this case, and sometimes risking their own lives in the process. The photo underscores the difficulty that health providers face in reaching certain populations. The caption mentions 'routine' immunizations, and reminds those with better access to healthcare that it's easy to take some things for granted. The composition is also very powerful, emphasizing the distance from land and the simplicity of the mode of transport. You can't help but be struck by the sense of purpose and calm resolve on the healthworkers' faces. They have the tools, they have the commitment, they have the knowledge and they are on the move."

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 Outstanding Photoshare Contributor 

Diana Mrazikova

See all of Diana Mrazikova's Photos

Thank you Diana --- an outstanding health and development photographer!

 

Photoshare Staff Comments: "Diana Mrazikova is an engaging professional multimedia journalist, photographer and communications consultant—focused on women's empowerment, lifestyle, cultural, and humanitarian concerns.  Her work has been invaluable to numerous international organizations. In 2013, Diana’s images bolstered Photoshare and supported users involved in malaria prevention and treatment interventions in low- and middle-income countries."

  

Diana Mrazikova  is a broad-based, multimedia journalist, photographer and communications consultantwith an ability to capture people in their natural state revealing true emotions. Since 2010, Diana has been based in Dakar, Senegal, from where she runs her communications agency CELO LIPPI and she works as a consultant for various organizations - UNICEF, USAID, ICRC, Johns Hopkins University CCP and commercial clients like ORANGE TELECOM and Societe Generale Bank in Africa.

To learn more, visit Diana's website: www.dianamrazikova.com

 


 


 

Photoshare Image of the Year

Hansa Tangmanpoowadol

Hansa Tangmanpoowadol

A mother kisses her infant in Chiangmai Province, Thailand.

 

 

© 2010 Hansa Tangmanpoowadol, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Photoshare Staff Comments: "Hansa Tangmanpoowadol's photo of a mother and child intimately portrays a tender and complex connection. It is a reminder of the importance of  policies and programs aimed at reducing child mortality and supporting generational health. In addition to inspiring staff, the image has been used in a number of websites and publications, and represents the scope of Photoshare's positive images."
 

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Photoshare mHealth Image Award

Chelsea Hedquist

Chelsea Hedquist

 
A community nutrition educator in Barwani, India, enters data on her mobile phone during a home visit in one of the villages she serves.

Notes

She is one of 61 such educators that use mobile to report and monitor cases of severe and acute malnutrition in Madhya Pradesh.

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Best of Category

Healthcare Providers - HIFA2015 Photo Award

 

Image described in caption at right

Adrian Brooks

Community health workers based at a rural health clinic in Ikang, Nigeria, travel by boat to Ikot Archigbong village, where they will carry out routine immunizations and general health check-ups.

© 2012 Adrian Brooks, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

HIFA Steering Group: "This photo demonstrates how some healthcare providers take health to the people, crossing through physical barriers such as the waters in this case, and sometimes risking their own lives in the process. The photo underscores the difficulty that health providers face in reaching certain populations. The caption mentions 'routine' immunizations, and reminds those with better access to healthcare that it's easy to take some things for granted. The composition is also very powerful, emphasizing the distance from land and the simplicity of the mode of transport. You can't help but be struck by the sense of purpose and calm resolve on the healthworkers' faces. They have the tools, they have the commitment, they have the knowledge and they are on the move."

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Family Planning & Reproductive Health

 

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Haydee Lemus

 
A family planning user and a health promoter discuss contraceptive methods in El Quiché, Guatemala.
 
© 2014 Haydee Lemus/PASMO PSI Guatemala, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

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HIV/AIDS

 

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Ismail Ferdous

A woman and her husband, both HIV positive, at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She contracted the disease from him and now fears her daughter may be infected.

© 2000 Ismail Ferdous, Courtesy of Photoshare

Photographer's Note: The tears of a mother (Sajida) are falling. She contracted HIV from her husband (Ramij). Up to this point she could handle things, but she also has a little daughter. She hasn’t tested her yet and she fears her child may be infected. Her heart has throbbed for so long, it can’t take much more. She could never possibly express her fear. This fear is killing her from the inside. Her immune system has served her very well until recently. She is very sick. She knows she is approaching the end. Sometimes she can’t hold the tears in anymore. She only wishes for her little girl to be okay after she is gone.

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Malaria

 

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Diana Mrazikova

Children in Accra, Ghana, receive free long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) as part of a new school-based distribution program.

© 2013 Diana Mrazikova/ Networks/ Senegal, Courtesy of Photoshare

Notes

With the entire population at risk for malaria year round, Ghana has made a commitment to the prevention and control of malaria. One of these commitments is to achieve and sustain universal coverage of long lasting insecticide nets (LLIN). Understanding that mass campaigns are not enough to sustain universal coverage, Ghana looked at a continuous distribution strategy to maintain gains and to complement existing distribution systems of nets. In 2012, Ghana’s National Malaria Control Program, the Ghana Education Service, and School Health Education Program launched school-based distribution of free nets. This new distribution channel is being implemented nationwide, once a year.

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Environment

 

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Md Shahnewaz Khan

A brick field worker in Chittagong, Bangladesh, loads bricks on his head for transport.

© 2013 Md Shahnewaz Khan, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Agricultural & Economic Development

 
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Amitava Chandra

Tribal women in West Bengal, India, sort wildflowers to make bouquets, which are in heavy demand during winter due to wedding season.

© 2014 Amitava Chandra, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Democracy & Governance

 

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Remar Zamora

Protesters and anti-riot police clash prior to President Benigno Aquino's State of the Nation Address in Quezon City, Philippines. The protesters demanded jobs and land for farmers.
 
© 2013 Remar Zamora, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

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Humanitarian Assistance

 

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Puranjit Gangopadhyay

Students in Kolkata, India, eat a free lunch subsidized by the government and NGOs.

 

© 2013 Puranjit Gangopadhyay, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

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Global Health

 

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Adrian Brooks

Mrs. Rabi Ibrahim holds her 4-month-old son Muktar Tanko, as nurse Karimatu Abdulmalik prepares for their maternal-child health session at the rural health clinic in Maikunkele village, Bosso, LGA, Niger State, Nigeria.

© 2013 Adrian Brooks, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Human Interest

 

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Aji Styawan

Kholimah, a 75-year-old farmer, uses a boat to transport her harvested rice crops from flooded fields near Bawen Village, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia.

© 2014 Aji Styawan/MATA SPC, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Honorable Mention

Healthcare Providers - HIFA2015 Photo Award

A.M. Ahad

Sayeda Akhtar, a 21-year-old Bangladeshi woman known as a Tattahakallayani or Info Lady, checks women's blood pressure at one of their weekly meetings in Saghata, a remote impoverished farming village in Netrokuna district, 170.9 kilometers northeast of capital Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Notes

Dozens of “Info Ladies” bike into remote Bangladeshi villages with laptops and Internet connections, help tens of thousands of people, especially women and young girls

© 2011 A.M. Ahad, Courtesy of Photoshare

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Alison Heller

A young woman with fistula leans on her mother for support at the fistula hospital in Niamey, Niger.

© 2013 Alison Heller/ Washington University in Saint Louis, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

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HIV/AIDS

David Snyder

A health worker measures an expectant mother's belly during an prenatal care regimen at the Mongkul Borey Provincial Hospital in Seireisophon, Cambodia. Because she is also HIV positive, she takes antiretroviral (ARV) medications to reduce the chances of passing the virus on to her baby - part of ongoing Centers for Disease Control-supported PMTCT efforts at the clinic.

Notes

This subject signed a release form allowing her status to be disclosed.

© 2011 David Snyder, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

 

Malaria

Kharn Lina

A migrant worker holds up the long-lasting insecticide treated net (LLIN) she received from the lending scheme at the Pheapimex company in Pursat Province, Cambodia.

Notes

To increase LLIN coverage among vulnerable groups, particularly mobile and migrant population, CAP-Malaria works closely with all the private companies in the project target provinces where the vast number of migrant workers have been employed mostly as agricultural laborers.

© 2013 Lina Kharn/University Research Co., LLC, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

 

Environment

Uttam Kamati

Tribal and non-tribal women carry bundles of firewood from the forest near the mountain plains of Jalpaiguri, India.

Notes

In every way we are dependent on nature, those who live in the jungle and also who live in the cities. Our necessities in many ways harm our environment.

 

 

Agricultural and Economic Development

Alamsyah Rauf

Salt farmers collect their harvest in Jenneponto, Indonesia.

Notes

The long drought for most citizens is a disaster, but brings a blessing for the salt farmers in Jenneponto, Indonesia. Salt production process takes a long time, beginning with the evaporation of seawater to create a distilled brine. After the salt deposits crystallize in the brine, the water is drained and the salt is harvested.

 
© 2012 Alamsyah Rauf, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

 

 

Democracy and Governance

Sudipto Das

Muslim women show off the black ink mark on their fingertips after casting their votes at a Parliamentary by-election in Howrah, West Bengal, India. The Election Commission of India conducts a special campaign to encourage female minority voters to perform their democratic right by voting.
 
© 2013 Sudipto Das, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

 

Humanitarian Assistance

Robert John Cabagnot

Aid workers assist survivors of typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines.

Notes

When typhoon Haiyan struck and battered Tacloban in the Philippines, many came to the aid of its residents. Despite the still harsh conditions and the rotten smell of the whole region, these remarkable people have braved the dangers and difficulties, broke some commitments, and waived all compensations just to fulfill their sworn oath.

© 2013 RJCabagnot, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

 

Global Health

Nimai Chandra Ghosh

Village children in Kolkata, India, show solidarity with their teacher in the fight against disease.

© 2012 Nimai Chandra Ghosh, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

 

Human Interest

Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

A child laborer crushes bricks in Sherpur, Bangladesh.

Notes

Bangladesh has a population of 140 million people, of which 65 million are children. The majority of the population is very poor with 35% of the population living below one US dollar per day.

© 2009 Mohammad Rakibul Hasan, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

 


 


 

Annual Photoshare Photo Contest

 

2013 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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