‘China’s Growing Sands’ awarded 2nd place at International Photography Awards

Posted by on Aug 20, 2009 in News | No Comments

The International Photography Awards Logo

The International Photography Awards Logo

I’m very happy to announce that my work for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting on ‘China’s Growing Sands’ has been awarded 2nd place in the Editorial: Environmental Professional category at the International Photography Awards 2009. This is the first prize recognition I have had for this body of work and I am happy that it can serve as another avenue to promote the issue and the message of the crisis the north of China is currently facing.

I was pipped to 1st place by the excellent photographer Ed Kashi, who I have mentioned here on my blog before. Like me, he is a regular contributer over on the Resolve blog and has been extensively covering the issues surrounding oil in the Niger Delta. I very much admire Ed’s work and I encourage you to check out more of his work here.

1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the Editorial: Environmental Pro Category

1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the Editorial: Environmental Pro Category

In choosing my photos for entry, I had to narrow down my whole work to 5 key images. You can see the selection that I went with in the picture below. It was a very tough choice but I decided to go for the ones which were singularly the most striking and which worked best together as a set of five.

The 5 images entered as 'China's Growing Sands' entry.

The 5 images entered as 'China's Growing Sands' entry.

You can see all the images that placed in the competition here. Happy browsing. There are some great images in there!

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