2018 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

 

Portrait from Bangladesh Honored in the 2018 Annual Photoshare Photo Contest 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2018

Baltimore, MD USA -  Sandipani Chattopadhyay’s captivating black and white portrait of a child laborer taken in a shipyard in Bangladesh wins Best of Show in the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project’s 2018 Annual Photoshare Photo Contest. The winning image highlights the stark realities of the impact that governance and the economy have on childhood and the pressing need to improve equity in global health and development. This photo, along with other contest submissions, will support Photoshare’s growing collection, helping international nonprofits communicate effectively about critical health and development issues. By facilitating image 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—215 participants submitted more than 1,663 photos captured in 74 countries. The 2018 contest featured many high quality images across a range of topics and regions—from refugees in Myanmar to Zika prevention in Jamaica—yielding the highest number of top prize finalists since the contest’s creation in 2003. This year, we continued our Photoshare People's Choice Award in Sexual and Reproductive Health, presented with media partner Girls' Globe. The winning image, which documents safe condom use education in Uganda, was chosen from a selection of finalists, with 442 votes cast via social media. Photoshare also continued a successful partnership with HIFA in sponsorship of the Healthcare Providers category, recognized with the HIFA Photo Award. This year's winning image intimately captures a new generation of health providers in Turkey and was selected by members of the HIFA Steering Committee.  

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 FHI 360, 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 K4Health, visit www.k4health.org

 


 


 

Photoshare Photo Contest Winners

Winning images were selected by a panel of judges, including Girls' Globe, the HIFA Steering Committee, and Photoshare.

Best of Show

 

1st Place

Sandipani Chattopadhyay

 
A child laborer at a shipyard in Bangladesh.
 
 
© 2018 Sandipani Chattopadhyay, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Bangladesh 

 

2nd Place

Chelsea MacLachlan / World Vision

At a World Vision food distribution in Batangafo, Central African Republic (CAR), Petuela, an internally displaced mother of four, receives food rations that she hopes will last her family for the month. Because the humanitarian response in CAR is critically underfunded, food rations are often cut and only last families two weeks of the month.

© 2018 Chelsea MacLachlan / World Vision, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Central African Republic

 

 

3rd Place

Minh Quat Le

Workers sew fishing nets in Binh Thuan province, Vietnam.

© 2016 Minh Quat Le, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Vietnam

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

Photoshare People's Choice Awardpresented with media partner Girls' Globe

Best of Show: Sexual and Reproductive Health Category

Musinguzi John, Public Health Ambassadors Uganda

A health ambassador in Kampala, Uganda, teaches a young man how to safely use a male condom.

© 2017 Musinguzi John/Public Health Ambassadors Uganda, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Uganda

 

Winner of the 2018 Photoshare People’s Choice Award!

Selected by public voting

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

HIFA Photography Award

Best of Show: Healthcare Providers Category, sponsored by HIFA

Leyla Emektar

A nursing student in Kocaeli, Turkey, administers eye drops to her grandfather as her grandmother looks on.

© 2016 Leyla EMEKTAR, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Turkey

 

HIFA Steering Group Comment: "This image is captivating and utterly compelling. It captures a tender moment that evokes the tradition of cross-generational care within the family—so important, and yet we do not often see it. It also celebrates the emergence of a new generation of professional health workers, dedicated to help take care of us across the life course, from birth to death."

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 Outstanding Photoshare Contributor 

Selected based on outstanding year round contributions to the collection.

Amelie Sow-Dia

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Amelie Sow-Dia
Amelie is a long-time Photoshare contributor and user. She has submitted photos from nine countries over the last decade. Her photos offer a first-person view into the work of global public health professionals and a chance to see projects in action. 
 
 
Senegal 
Democratic Republic of Congo 
Mali 
Burkina Faso 
Malawi 
Madagascar 
Ethiopia 
Gabon
Guinea

 

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

   

A drug dispenser at a health post in the rural community of Gassane in the Louga region of Senegal is responsible for inventory of medical supplies. © 2003 Amelie Sow-Dia, Courtesy of Photoshare

     

 

Left: A mother with her newborn following delivery by the head nurse at Muaka health center in Mwene-Ditu, East Kasai, Democratic Republic of Congo. © 2015 Amelie Sow-Dia, Courtesy of Photoshare, Right: A team of community health workers stand by the scale and hold interpersonal communication tools for nutrition counseling at a community growth monitoring and promotion (GMP) site in the health district of Tougan, Burkina Faso. © 2014 Amelie Sow-Dia, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

Photoshare Image of the Year

Selected from images that have been submitted to the collection within the previous year. 

Meagan Harrison

 

Meagan Harrison

In Jamkhed, India, a mother and her baby greet the village health worker who has come to talk with the women in the household about family planning and birth spacing.

© 2014 Meagan Harrison, Courtesy of Photoshare
 
 

India

 

 

 


 

 


 

Best of Category for Health and Development Topics 

 

 

Sexual and Reproductive Health - Photoshare People's Choice Award

 

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Musinguzi John, Public Health Ambassadors Uganda

A health ambassador in Kampala, Uganda, teaches a young man how to safely use a male condom.

© 2017 Musinguzi John/Public Health Ambassadors Uganda, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

Uganda

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Healthcare Providers - HIFA Photo Award Winner

 

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Leyla Emektar

A nursing student in Kocaeli, Turkey, administers eye drops to her grandfather as her grandmother looks on.

© 2016 Leyla EMEKTAR, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Turkey

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Family Planning 

 

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Cheryl Hanna-Truscott

A skilled birth attendant (SBA) in Selpetre Village, Haiti, gives a Depo-Provera injection to a client while another SBA holds the woman's infant.

© 2018 C. Hanna-Truscott/Midwives for Haiti, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Haiti

 

 

HIV/AIDS

 

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Eric Bond 

David and Leah are a discordant couple living in rural Malawi with their HIV-free children, Angela and Emmanuel. Leah is living with HIV while David is not. David supports Leah in her HIV treatment, and Leah volunteers at the local health center as a mentor mother, helping other women adhere to treatment so that they can stay alive and healthy and prevent transmission of the virus to their children.
 
© 2017 Eric Bond/Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

Malawi

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Malaria and Zika

 

Daniel Getachew

A caravan of camels crosses Gemeri Lake to transport treated mosquito nets to Afambo, some 500 km northeast of the capital Addis Ababa, in the remote Afar region, Ethiopia.

© 2018 Daniel Getachew, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

Ethiopia

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Environment

 

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Sujan Sarkar

Thirty-year-old Manisha Tamang holds up a solar panel she uses for electricity in the remote village of Lepchakha, West Bengal, India.

© 2017 Sujan Sarkar, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

India

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Agricultural & Economic Development

 
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Minh Quat Le

Workers sew fishing nets in Binh Thuan province, Vietnam.

© 2016 Minh Quat Le, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

Vietnam

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Democracy & Governance

 

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Sandipani Chattopadhyay

A child laborer at a shipyard in Bangladesh.
 
© 2018 Sandipani Chattopadhyay, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

Bangladesh

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Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

 

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Chelsea MacLachlan / World Vision

At a World Vision food distribution in Batangafo, Central African Republic (CAR), Petuela, an internally displaced mother of four, receives food rations that she hopes will last her family for the month. Because the humanitarian response in CAR is critically underfunded, food rations are often cut and only last families two weeks of the month.

© 2018 Chelsea MacLachlan / World Vision, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

Central African Republic

 

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mHealth and Communications Technology

 

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Carly Smith/ U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

A field worker records trachoma data at Imvepi Refugee Settlement in northwestern Uganda.

© 2018 Carly Smith/ USAID, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

Uganda

 

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Global Health and Human Interest

 

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Md. Zakirul Mazed Kono

Two waste-pickers eat their lunch in the back of a cargo bicycle at a landfill in Bangladesh.

© 2016 Md. Zakirul Mazed Konok, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

Bangladesh

 

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Honorable Mention for Global Health and Development Topics

 

Sexual and Reproductive Health | People's Choice Award

Maia Freudenberger/Projet Jeune Leader

A young girl in Madagascar answers a question at an event about preventing gender-based violence.

© 2017 Maia Freudenberger/Projet Jeune Leader, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

Madagascar

 

Healthcare Providers - HIFA Photo Award

Avijit Ghosh

Anganwadi (rural mother and child care center) health workers measure a child's weight in West Bengal, India.

A typical Anganwadi center, part of the Indian public health care system, provides basic health care in Indian villages, including contraceptive counseling and supply, nutrition education and supplementation, as well as pre-school activities.
 
© 2018 Avijit Ghosh, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

India

 

 

Family Planning

Harimawan Latif/JHCCP-Indonesia

Trained midwives perform an implant insertion on a client at a puskesmas (government-mandated community health clinic) in Lombok Timbur, Indonesia.

© 2015 Harimawan Latif/JHCCP-Indonesia, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

Indonesia

 

 

HIV/AIDS

Zacharia Mlacha

Sauti Project-trained peer educator Ashura Athumani discusses reproductive health and risky sexual behaviors with adolescent girls and young women during a home visit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Notes: The Sauti Project through DREAM is improving positive behaviors and social norms at the individual and community levels.

© 2018 Zacharia Mlacha, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Tanzania

 

Malaria and Zika

Stephen Kierniesky

A staff member of Zap Jamaica collects mosquitoes from a trap placed at a home in Harbour View, Jamaica.

© 2018 Stephen Kierniesky, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

Jamacia

 

Environment

Shahab Naseri

A young Gypsy girl carries two jerry cans of water to her family's tent in rural southern Iran.

© 2017 Shahab Naseri, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

Iran

 

Agricultural and Economic Development

Rony Barua

Women work at a plastic recycling facility in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

© 2017 Rony Barua, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

Bangladesh

 

 

Democracy and Governance

Sujan Sarkar

Women line up to vote in an election in Cooch Behar, India.

© 2018 Sujan Sarkar, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

India

 

Humanitarian Assistance

M Yousuf Tushar

A Rohingya family crosses a barbed wire border to enter Bangladesh from Myanmar after the Burmese army started a campaign of violence against their people.

© 2017 M Yousuf Tushar, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Myanmar

 

mHealth and Communications Technology

Avishek Das

Mobile phone users in Kolkata, India.

© 2018 Avishek Das, Courtesy of Photoshare
 

India

 

 

Global Health and Human Interest

Nandi Bwanali/One Community

Young boys in Blantyre, Malawi.

Photographer's Note: One Community will be engaging young boys like the ones pictured here with HIV risk avoidance and risk reduction education.

© 2017 Nandi Bwanali/ONE COMMUNITY, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Malawi

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

Annual Photoshare Photo Contest

 

2018 Annual Photoshare Photo Contest Announcement

 

Annual Photoshare Photo Contests and Awards

Photoshare's annual international photo contests and awards are popular international events that mobilize photographers to share their work for charitable and educational use in return for a chance to win prizes, awards, and international recognition. By submitting their images, participants contribute to a growing collection of global health and development photos, helping nonprofits communicate about pressing 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

 

Find out more about the annual contest and see past winners.

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