10th Annual Photoshare Photo Contest Winners

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

Photo from Afghanistan Honored in 10th Annual Photoshare
Photo Contest Sponsored By Hopkins' Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project

Photoshare 2014 Photo Contest Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2015
 
Baltimore, MD USA - A poignant image of Afghan school girls wins 1st Place/Best of Show in the 10th Annual Photoshare Photo Contest. 

Sumon Yusuf, a Bangladesh-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 Kabul, documents a positive moment and reflection of efforts to improve education for vulnerable adolescents. 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 250 participants who submitted over 2,500 photos captured in 86 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 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).

 

 


 


 

2014 Photoshare Photo Contest Winners

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

Best of Show

 

1st Place

Sumon Yusuf

An Afghan school girl studies with her classmates at an Aflatoon school run by an NGO, BRAC in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Notes

Distinct from an international development organization’s primary education schools, Aflatoon is an adolescent development program working with the goal of improving the quality of life of vulnerable adolescents, especially girls.

© 2011 Sumon Yusuf, Courtesy of Photoshare

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2nd Place

Kunle Ajayi

‘’#Bring Our Girls Back’’ protesters march from Allen to Alausa in Ikeja, Lagos, over the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, northern Nigeria.

© 2014 Kunle Ajayi, Courtesy of Photoshare

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3rd Place

Girdhari Bora/IntraHealth International

Accredited social health activists (ASHAs) learn to use an mHealth application called mSakhi at the Community Health Centre (CHC) in Badagaon, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Notes

In rural India, these front-line health workers are improving the health of women and families in their communities by offering key preventive health services. Through the Manthan Project (funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) IntraHealth International developed mSakhi to help ASHAs assess, counsel, and refer mothers and newborns more effectively than former paper tools.

© 2014 Girdhari Bora for IntraHealth International, Courtesy of Photoshare

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HIFA Photography Award

Best of Show: Healthcare Providers - sponsored by HIFA

Kevin Sieff/The Washington Post

A health care worker in Monrovia, Liberia, cares for a young Ebola patient.

© 2014 Kevin Sieff/The Washington Post, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

HIFA Steering Group: "This is a deeply moving image that reveals the compassion and concern of the health worker, comforting a lonely and isolated child in an Ebola treatment unit. We wonder about the child's short-term and long-term future. The short term is optimistic - we hope the child is in the recovery phase, soon to be discharged. But the child's face and eyes show a deep sadness and loneliness, and we want to know more. In particular, have the child's mother, father, brothers and sisters survived? Many thousands of young children have become orphaned over the past year due to this dreadful outbreak, which we know could have been avoided if health systems and health information, communication and education were stronger. The health worker symbolises the compassion and courage of all health workers on the front line of Ebola and we are profoundly grateful to them."

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Photoshare Image AwardGlobal FamiliesFathers

Best of Show: Global Families—Fathers

Cheryl Hanna-Truscott

In Central Plateau, Haiti, a father holds his newborn child as his wife, a mother of five, recovers from a deep coma induced by postpartum eclamptic seizures. The father secured emergency transportation from home to the hospital where his wife received medical care. He has stayed by his wife's bedside for several days while the other children are at home being cared for by friends and relatives.

© 2014 C. Hanna-Truscott/Midwives for Haiti, Courtesy of Photoshare

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 Outstanding Photoshare Contributor 

Ben Barber

See all of  Ben Barber's Photos

Ben Barber writes on foreign affairs for The Huffington Post, McClatchy Newspapers and American Legion Magazine. His photojournalism book – GROUNDTRUTH: Work, Play and Conflict in the Third World – was published in September, 2014, and can be obtained at www.benabarber.com or at amazon.com.

Barber was State Department bureau chief for the Washington Times (1994-2003); and served as senior writer for the US Agency for International Development (2003-2010), reporting from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt, etc.

He taught foreign policy at Georgetown University and George Mason University, and taught journalism in 10 African countries for the U.S. Information Agency.

Barber was a foreign correspondent for the London Observer, USA TODAY, the Washington Times, the Christian Science Monitor and other publications. He covered Venezuela, Colombia, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Canada, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, China, Vietnam, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Senegal and Nigeria.

He has appeared on CNN, FOX, the BBC and many other news broadcasts.

Thanks Ben for your years of support--sharing images and advocating for photography's role in global health and development!

  

Women displaced from northern Nepalese villages by conflict and hunger, learn to read, grow mushrooms and adopt healthy living through latrines, clean water and better nutrition under a USAID aid program in Nepal's Terai plains, bordering India.

© 2009 Ben Barber, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

His photojournalism book – GROUNDTRUTH: Work, Play and Conflict in the Third World – was published in September, 2014, and can be obtained at www.benabarber.com or at amazon.com.

 

 


 

 


 

 

Photoshare Image of the Year

Haydee Lemus

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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Best of Category

Healthcare Providers - HIFA Photo Award Winner

 

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Kevin Sieff/The Washington Post

A health care worker in Monrovia, Liberia, cares for a young Ebola patient.

© 2014 Kevin Sieff/The Washington Post, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

HIFA Steering Group: "This is a deeply moving image that reveals the compassion and concern of the health worker, comforting a lonely and isolated child in an Ebola treatment unit. We wonder about the child's short-term and long-term future. The short term is optimistic - we hope the child is in the recovery phase, soon to be discharged. But the child's face and eyes show a deep sadness and loneliness, and we want to know more. In particular, have the child's mother, father, brothers and sisters survived? Many thousands of young children have become orphaned over the past year due to this dreadful outbreak, which we know could have been avoided if health systems and health information, communication and education were stronger. The health worker symbolises the compassion and courage of all health workers on the front line of Ebola and we are profoundly grateful to them."
 

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Family Planning & Reproductive Health

 

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Jhpiego

A young mother receives family planning counseling at a local government facility in Nairobi, Kenya.

© 2012 Jhpiego, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

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HIV/AIDS

 

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Karolina Lagiewka

A boy waits to be circumcised in Kenya, where circumcision is compulsory due to the high HIV prevalence rate.

© 2013 Karolina Lagiewka, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Malaria

 

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Sumon Yusuf

In Bandarban, Bangladesh, a girl takes shelter under a mosquito net to be safe from malaria.

© 2013 Sumon Yusuf, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Environment

 

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A.M. Ahad

Two children work at a plastic recycling factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Notes

The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization (ILO) to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12.

© 2014 A.M. Ahad, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Agricultural & Economic Development

 
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Serkan Çolak

A tobacco worker in Turkey carries harvested plants to be dried.

© 2012 Serkan Çolak, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Democracy & Governance

 

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Kunle Ajayi

‘’#Bring Our Girls Back’’ protesters march from Allen to Alausa in Ikeja, Lagos, in response to the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, northern Nigeria.

© 2014 Kunle Ajayi, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

 

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Biswajit Patra

A social worker in Kolkata, India, uses an illustrated book to teach children at a home run by an NGO for underprivileged children of families suffering from leprosy.

© 2014 Biswajit, Courtesy of Photoshare

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mHealth and Communications Technology

 

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Girdhari Bora/IntraHealth International

Accredited social health activists (ASHAs) learn to use an mHealth application called mSakhi at the Community Health Centre (CHC) in Badagaon, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Notes

In rural India, these front-line health workers are improving the health of women and families in their communities by offering key preventive health services. Through the Manthan Project (funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) IntraHealth International developed mSakhi to help ASHAs assess, counsel, and refer mothers and newborns more effectively than former paper tools.

© 2014 Girdhari Bora for IntraHealth International, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Global Health and Human Interest

 

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Sumon Yusuf

An Afghan school girl studies with her classmates at an Aflatoon school run by an NGO in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Notes

Distinct from an international development organization’s primary education schools, Aflatoon is an adolescent development program working with the goal of improving the quality of life of vulnerable adolescents, especially girls.

© 2011 Sumon Yusuf, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Global Families—Fathers

 

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Cheryl Hanna-Truscott

In Central Plateau, Haiti, a father holds his newborn child as his wife, a mother of five, recovers from a deep coma induced by postpartum eclamptic seizures. The father secured emergency transportation from home to the hospital where his wife received medical care. He has stayed by his wife's bedside for several days while the other children are at home being cared for by friends and relatives.

© 2014 C. Hanna-Truscott/Midwives for Haiti, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Honorable Mention

Healthcare Providers - HIFA Photo Award

GMB Akash

Info Ladies bicycle along a rural road in Gaibanda, Bangladesh, on their way to provide internet access to villagers.

Notes

In rural Bangladesh, the Info Ladies bring internet services to men and women who need information but don’t have the means to access the Web. After three months of training, the Info Ladies set out each day in their pink and blue uniforms to cycle to remote villages where they provide Skype connections to villagers who want to communicate with relatives working overseas. They also provide tech services, photographs, health tests, cosmetics and other small items that can be easily carried.

© 2013 GMB Akash, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Bagooaduth Kallooa

A midwife in Madagascar injects a client with Depo-Provera, a long-acting reversible contraceptive method.

© 2009 Bagooaduth Kallooa, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

 

HIV/AIDS

Dipayan Bhar

An African medical student working with a NACO-supported NGO in Kolkata, India, demonstrates proper condom use for HIV prevention to two blind women and a blind man.

Notes

The student has also brought examples of first-line and second-line antiretroviral drugs. NACO is the National AIDS Control Organization.

© 2014 Dipayan Bhar, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Malaria

Nicole M. Melancon

A child with a bed net in Mosebo Village, Ethiopia.

© 2014 Nicole M. Melancon, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Environment

Md. Khalid Rayhan Shawon

A woman collects rainwater in a pot as a boy drinks it from his hands in Gabura, Satkhira, Bangladesh, where Cyclone Aila caused severe damage in 2009.

© 2012 Md. Khalid Rayhan Shawon, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Agricultural and Economic Development

Ueli Litscher

Rosa, Rebecca, and Sucujua, previously subsistence farmers in Nkholongue Village, Mozambique, present packages of dried mangoes harvested from their mango trees and sold to a social business at premium prices.

Notes

Previously, local traders would lease their mango trees and claim their mangoes at prices that were next to nothing. Today, they sell their mangoes to a social business at premium prices. The business dries their mangoes and exports them to Europe while keeping each dried mango package traceable back to the individual producer.

© 2014 Ueli Litscher, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

 

Democracy and Governance

Abhijit Chakraborty/AARSHI

Mangu Seikh, a member of the Hijra (transgender) community in Bhadrak, Odisha, India, operates a poultry business out of her home with the help of a loan from an NGO working with transgender people in the area.

Notes

Despite all odds and poverty, she supports her family and her older mother’s expensive treatment with her earnings. Mangu’s courage convinced an NGO working with transgender people in Odisha to give her a loan for self-help. There are a large number of internationally funded organizations who are funding different charitable organizations working to help this community by providing education and helping them bridging the gap between them and rest of society.

© 2011 Abhijit Chakraborty/AARSHI, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Humanitarian Assistance

Jignesh Patel/Valsad

Children eat a free meal provided by the government at a primary school in Baroda, Gujarat, India.

Notes

In many remote areas this meal is the main source of nourishment for children.

© 2014 Jignesh Patel/Valsad, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

mHealth and Communications Technology

Clement Udedi/D-Tree International

A community health worker uses a phone installed with a community case management application to assess an under-five child at a village clinic in Lilongwe, Malawi.

© 2013 Clement Udedi/D-Tree International, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

 

Global Health and Human Interest

Cambey Mikush

Women learn their letters during a literacy class while waiting for and recovering from obstetric fistula repair surgery in Niger, West Africa.

© 2015 Cambey Mikush , Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Global Families—Fathers

Pranab Basak

A father holds his child in India.

© 2012 Pranab Basak, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

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