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2010 photo competition winners

The judges have made their choices for the 2010 Friends of the Earth International photo competition on the theme "Acting in Solidarity and Building Movements for Change." More than 700 photos were received from 46 countries around the world, from both amateur and professional photographers.

The photos were organized into two categories – Acting in Solidarity, and Movements for Change – and were judged both on technical merit and on relevance to the theme of the competition

And the winners are...

acting in solidarity

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first place (tied):
Sreesailam Pasupula, India

first place (tied):
Arie Basuki, Indonesia

second place:
Vardit Goldner, Israel

third place:
Abhijit Dey, India


movements for change

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first place:
Rudolf Árpád Kozsák, Hungary 

second place:
Adela Nistora, Romania

third place:
Kaido Haagen, Estonia



competition judges

For the first time, the photo competition was carried out in collaboration with our allies La Vía Campesina and The Movement of Victims Affected by Climate Change (MOVIACC).


- G.M.B. Akash, award-winning Bangladeshi photographer (

- Peter Menzel, US photo journalist and author of "Hungry Planet: What The World Eats" (

- Akintunde Akinleye, 2007 World Press Photo winner, from Nigeria (

- Kadir van Lohuizen, Dutch photojournalist and author of "Diamond Matters" (

- Renaldo Chingore João, International Coordinating Committee of La Via Campesina, from Mozambique.

- Luis Romero and Ana Dubon, MOVIACC, El Salvador

- Nnimmo Bassey, Friends of the Earth International Chair from Nigeria.
- Romel de Vera, coordinator of FoEI's Resisting Oil, Mining and Gas program, from FoE Philippines.

- Sarah-Jayne Clifton, FoEI Executive Commitee, from FoE England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

- Martin Drago, FoEI food sovereignty program coordinator, from FoE Uruguay.


Friends of the Earth members from around the world also participated in the "popular choice" judging to choose the photos that fit best with their vision of a better future.

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