The Top 20 Breathtaking Images from Your Photo for Social Change Mission
By Maddie - 8 min read
EyeEm collaborated with PhotoPhilanthropy to bring you a unique mission. The winner was announced live at the Activist Awards in San Francisco. Was it you?
EyeEm recently collaborated with PhotoPhilanthropy to bring you a unique mission – take photos of social and environmental issues that you care about to raise awareness. Almost 1400 photos were submitted by over 400 contributors to the Your Photo for Social Change by PhotoPhilanthropy album. The grand prize winner receives a photo critique by renowned photojournalist Ed Kashi and gets featured on the EyeEm and PhotoPhilanthropy blogs.
The winner was announced live on March 8, 2014, at the Activist Awards in San Francisco.
Congratulations to @mazidighani who is the grand prize winner!
The panel had a lively discussion about the top 5 photos, pictured below.
A distinguished jury, composed of renowned photographers and leaders in the field of human rights advocacy and photography chose the winning photo. The panel includedEd Kashi,James Wellford,Carroll Bogert,Amy Yenkin,Oren ZivandRichard Koci Hernandez.
Here the panel is discussing the top photos from the EyeEm Mission.
Here are the winners of the 5th Activist Awards:
Student category: Turjoy Chowdhury for his project “Savar Tragedy” shot on behalf of Bridge Club International Organization (BCIO) / Bridge Club of Bangladesh
Amateur category: Matthieu Zellweger for his project “From Burma with (Infected) Love” shot on behalf of International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Professional category: Andri Tambunan for “Against All Odds: The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Papua” shot on behalf of Klinik Kalvari Wamena
An additional 15 touching images were chosen to complement the winning photographs and show the breadth of issues covered by this mission. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Just like in the “developed world” you’ll find kitchens in rural Bolivia with a handful of appliances and tools. A woman here demonstrates how she uses the solar stove. Your Photo for Social Change by PhotoPhilanthropy Bolivia by Charity Sperringer on EyeEm
Your Photo for Social Change by PhotoPhilanthropy A Child in Chişinău Moldova enjoys her doll having come very close to being institutionalised by state due to her family’s living conditions. Ever child has the right to grow up in a family. by Alexandra on EyeEm
To see more great photos, check out the Your Photo for Social Change by PhotoPhilanthropyalbum. Thank you for being a part of this mission. See you at the next one!