Very happy to be a winner with two images at this years contest and in the book and archive.
I’m particularly happy it’s two images from last years NGO work in Africa that have garnered the recognition from judges that included the picture editors of the New York Times , Time magazine and The New York Times magazine .
The first picture is of little Hasifa Bikobere and her sisters at their home in the district of Kamuli in Eastern Uganda. They have quietly slipped into the corner of their grandfathers bedroom where he is dying and stand in silence in the corner while their mother nurses him.
The second picture is of their grandfather -Mr Livingston Nsaawa being tended by his daughter Winfred, the children’s mother, he passed away not too long after my visit and was buried on land attached to the home as is the custom .
Very honoured last month to be asked to show some of the work that I make for the FairTrade organisation and Cafe’direct , being interviewed before a audience by the ex head of marketing Humphrey Pring while presenting the work. We discussed the many stories and the logistics I needed to overcome in the making of the images throughout various remote regions of the world .
Great to have one of my images selected by National Geographic yesterday as part of the twelve pictures their editors chose daily . I’m particularly chuffed because as a photographer , I have always dreamed of being associated in some way with this great institution, plus , between NG and NG-Photo they have a following of over 21 million people ! A added bonus was one of their editors picking out my shot for this comment -below. I am very happy they went with one images from the Translavania , Romania series.