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You are here: Home / Media / Archive / 2007 / photo competition winners

photo competition winners

12 July 2007 - The judges have made their choices for the 2007 Friends of theEarth International photo competition.

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friends of the earth international

12 july 2007

 

photo competition winners announced

 

The judges have made their choices for the 2007 Friends of the Earth International photo competition and the top five winning photos are now on http://www.foei.org/en/photo

 

This year's theme was "food and agriculture".

 

Nearly 600 photos were received from 38 countries around the world, from both amateur and professional photographers. We are grateful to all of those who entered photos!

 

The photos were judged in four categories, and were judged both on technical merit and on relevance to the theme of food and agriculture.

 

 

and the winners are:

 

Category "Cooking and Eating"

 

First place: Shantanu Das, India

Second place: Shantanu Das, India

Third place (tied): Herminia Dosal, Mexico

Third place (tied): Theuns Botha, South Africa

Fourth place (tied): Naymuzzaman Prince, Bangladesh

Fourth place (tied): Boaz Rottem, China

Fifth place: Yan Seiler, Switzerland

 

Category "Markets"

 

First place: Pradeep Tewari, India

Second place: Christian Denes, United States

Third place: Meng-Kok Tan, United States

Fourth place: Tano Pansino, Argentina

Fifth place: Siddharth Jain, India

 

Category "People"

 

First place: Mateo Ponce, Ecuador

Second place (tied): Shantanu Das, India

Second place (tied): Alex Robinson, United Kingdom

Third place (tied): Rodney Dekker, Australia

Third place (tied): Yan Seiler, Switzerland

Fourth place: Ariel Javellana, the Philippines

Fifth place (tied): Agustín Fernández Gabard, Uruguay

Fifth place (tied): Rodney Dekker, Australia

Fifth place (tied): Siddharth Jain, India

 

Category "Nature's Bounty"

 

First place: Christian Denes, United States

Second place (tied): Shantanu Das, India

Second place (tied): Prasanta Biswas, India

Third place (tied): Boaz Rottem, China

Third place (tied): Vladimir Icnihuatl Saavedra Martínez, Mexico

Fourth place (tied): Yan Seiler, Switzerland

Fourth place (tied): Ariel Javellana, the Philippines

Fourth place (tied): Naymuzzaman Prince, Bangladesh

Fifth place: Dave Stamboulis, Thailand

 

 

A selection of the photos will be printed in our 2008 wall calendar, which will be available for order from www.foei.org in September.

 

The winning photos and many of the other outstanding photos from the competition will become part of a virtual exhibition on the Friends of the Earth International website later this year, and will feature in a cookbook to be released in 2008.

 

The judges for the competition were:

 

• Yann Arthus-Bertrand, world renowned aerial photographer of the planet's ecosystems (www.yannarthusbertrand.com)

• Bangladeshi photographer G.M.B. Akash, first-place winner of last year's photo competition and cover photographer of the 2007 calendar (www.gmb-akash.com).

• Peter Menzel, US photojournalist and author of “Hungry Planet: What The World Eats" (www.menzelphoto.com).

• Akintunde Akinleye, first-place winner World Press Photo 2007 in "Spot News" category, from Nigeria.

• Mariann Bassey, GMO Campaigner from Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria.

• Dr. Juan Almendares, Director of Movimiento Madre Tierra/Friends of the Earth Honduras and member of the Friends of the Earth International Executive Committee.

• Dinar Rani Setiawan, Food Campaigner from WALHI/Friends of the Earth Indonesia.

• Nivia Silva, coordinator of the Landless Movement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

• Tatiana Roa, Friends of the Earth Colombia.

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