the winners 2008 photo competition
The competition, now in its third year, received more than 600 photos from 62 countries from people ranging in age from 10 to 67 years old. Each year the winning photographs, chosen by our panel of experts, go on to be published in the Friends of the Earth wall calendar.
Read interviews with some of our winners and judges:
- G.M.B. Akash, Bangladesh - 2006 top winner, Friends of the Earth photo competition judge 2008
- Shantanu Das, India - 2007 category winner and competition judge 2008
- Alfredo Felipa, Peru - first place winner in the 2008 Friends of the Earth International photo competition
The photos were chosen by an expert panel of judges:
- Yann Arthus-Bertrand from France www.yannarthusbertrand.org
- Akintunde Akinleye from Nigeria www.akintunde1.com
- Peter Menzel from the US www.menzelphoto.com
- Daniel Beltrá from Spain www.danielbeltra.com
- G.M.B. Akash from Bangladesh www.gmb-akash.com
- Shantanu Das from India
- Oscar Rivas from Friends of the Earth Paraguay
- Judy Pasimio from Friends of the Earth Philippines
- Zenabu Sakibu from Friends of the Earth Ghana and
- Bente Hessellund Andersen from Friends of the Earth Denmark.
Our member groups around the world also voted to determine the top 3 "popular choice" photos in each category.
These photos were printed in a beautiful and environmentally friendly 2009 wall calendar. Order yours today.
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