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“Diversity Of The Human Race” Photography Contest Winners

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Discover the results of The Independent Photographer’s photography contest, that took place in October 2019, and that was organized around the theme ‘People’. From all the corners of the world, across all cultures and borders: the People Photography Award aimed to discover and celebrate the diversity of the human race.

Competition Judge was Magdalena Herrera. Born in Havana to a family of artists, Magdalena Herrera studied fine art and art history at the Sorbonne in Paris before starting her career as a photographer and art director.

She has worked in books, print, and magazines, spending ten years as Art Director and head of the photo department at National Geographic before joining Geo France as Director of Photography.

Her experience and her eye for photography mean that she is regularly solicited as a jury member at international photography competitions.

Hugo Santarem Rodrigues

Hugo Santarem Rodrigues - 3rd Prize Diversity Of The Human Race Photography

“Nagnabakoro Bibime” – a portrait of an Ethiopian woman from the Mursi tribe. From the series ‘Interior’ – “In 2016, I took a global ancestry DNA test to discover my origins. From the result, I decided to travel to the interior of the countries where my ancestors came from. The Project started in 2015 and brought me to Ethiopia and Kenya and is still in progress. Deep down, the base of the project is to respect differences, and learn to see people the same way as you see yourself.”

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Anoush Abrar

Anoush Abrar Diversity Of The Human Race Photography

“Eritrean Woman” from the series “Eritrean Queens”.

Joshua Sneade

Joshua Sneade Diversity Of The Human Race Photography

“Nomads #3” from an upcoming series documenting Nomads in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

Mauro De Bettio

Mauro De Bettio Diversity Of The Human Race Photography

“Chasing Spirits”, Comanesti, Romania. The Bear Festival is an annual tradition taking place every winter when New Year is approaching. Men and women of all ages dress in bearskins and dance to the rhythm of flutes and percussion to drive away evil spirits and welcome the New Year. The show is called “Ursul, The Bear Dance Festival”, and is a ritual that symbolizes the death and rebirth of time. A tradition preserved since ancient times that are still living today.

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Tim Franco

Tim Franco - 2nd Prize Diversity Of The Human Race Photography

“Portrait of Goyo”, a South Korean tattoo artist.

Angelika Kollin

Angelika Kollin - 1st Prize Diversity Of The Human Race Photography

Portrait of a domestic worker Monica in a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa.

Fatima Mian

Fatima Mian Diversity Of The Human Race Photography

“Staff Room”, Pakistan. “From Pakistan” – a collection of travel images including a landscape of Hunza, the Himalayan and portraits of the population.

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Elisha Donkin

Elisha Donkin Diversity Of The Human Race Photography

“Priest in Lalibela” – a portrait of a priest inside a rock-hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia.

Alexander Niklass

Alexander Niklass Diversity Of The Human Race Photography

“Annual Wakhi migration”, Afghanistan. From the series “Wild Wild Wakhan”.

William Chambers

William Chambers Diversity Of The Human Race Photography


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