HIPA Awards: General (Colour) Category Winners

 

A showcase of the winning entries of the General (Colour) category in the Hamdan International Photography Awards.

Photograph/Zuhe Ding

Photograph/Zuhe Ding

Zuhe Ding A farmer by profession, Zuhe has been pursuing photographing as a hobby, for the last six years. He was awarded the first prize in HIPA’s General (Colour) category.

Zuhe Ding
A farmer by profession, Zuhe has been pursuing photographing as a hobby, for the last six years. He was awarded the first prize in HIPA’s General (Colour) category.

“I prefer to document the ordinary. There’s so much beauty to be uncovered from the simple day-to-day moments in our lives.”
I was traveling in the train with my kids, when I noticed how the passengers closest to me, were all asleep. What drew me to the scene was the different body postures of each of the individuals, especially the monk who chose to sleep in a meditative position.

 

Photograph/Jasem Khlef

Photograph/Jasem Khlef

Jasem Khlef A self-taught photographer, Jasem enjoys street and portrait photography. He won the second prize in HIPA’s General (Colour) category.

Jasem Khlef
A self-taught photographer, Jasem enjoys street and portrait photography. He won the second prize in HIPA’s General (Colour) category.

“What I like about the photograph is the many ways in which it can be interpreted. I like my pictures to be open-ended.”
I was asked to photograph a Christmas party held for senior citizens. After I was done with it, I decided to make a few portraits for myself. That’s when I noticed this lady. There was something about her demeanour that compelled me to photograph her. However, she barely reacted to my camera, and just seemed to be in a world of her own. It was only a little later that I was informed that the lady was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Photograph/Michael Christopher Brown

Photograph/Michael Christopher Brown

Michael Christopher Brown Inspired by a photojournalism class that he took during college, Michael decided to pursue documentary photography. In 2005, he was hired as a contributing photographer at National Geographic, after completing a successful internship the previous year. He is well-known for his documentation of the 2011 Libyan Civil War that he carried out using his cellphone, thereby challenging the standard script for war reportage. He won the third prize in HIPA’s General (Colour) category.

Michael Christopher Brown
Inspired by a photojournalism class that he took during college, Michael decided to pursue documentary photography. In 2005, he was hired as a contributing photographer at National Geographic, after completing a successful internship the previous year. He is well-known for his documentation of the 2011 Libyan Civil War that he carried out using his cellphone, thereby challenging the standard script for war reportage. He won the third prize in HIPA’s General (Colour) category.

“Though much of my work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo depicts dire circumstances, I remain optimistic for the country; it is not only one of the most beautiful places, but also filled with incredible people.”
A young goat herder tends to his goats in the foreground of Mount Mikeno; a volcano located in the Virunga Mountains.

 

 

 

 

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