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'Solidarity and Movements' Photo Competition Starts Today
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'Solidarity and Movements' Photo Competition Starts Today

February 1, 2010 -- Friends of the Earth International announces the launch today of its fifth annual photo competition, which will gather photos from around the world on the theme "Acting in Solidarity and Building Movements for Change."

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

The best shots will be featured in a series of materials we will launch throughout 2010, including a calendar and an international photo exhibition.

EVERYONE CAN PARTICIPATE

Our competition is free and open to everyone, and we particularly encourage young people, women, and people living in the developing world to enter.

DEADLINE 1 APRIL

The deadline for entries is 1 April 2010 (not a joke!), but we appreciate receiving photos as soon as possible.

WINNING PHOTOS AND CASH PRIZES

The judges will choose a total of  6 winning photographs from each of the two categories, as well as three “popular choice” photo per category.  The winning photos will be announced in mid-April.

There are cash prizes for the winners: 400 euros for the first-place  photos; 200 euros for the second-place photos; and 100 euros for the third-place photos.

YOUR PHOTOS MAY BE USED

Photos, both winning and non-winning, may also be used by Friends of the Earth International, La Vía Campesina, and The Movement of Victims Affected by Climate Change for our publications and materials, in which case the photographers name, e-mail address and/or website will be used in connection with the image.

CATEGORIES

For this competition we are looking for photos of people working in solidarity in order to bring about change, as well as photos of social movements in action.

We have given some ideas for subjects within both photo categories, but please do use your imagination when taking and submitting photos.

1) acting in solidarity
For this category we are looking for photos that capture the essence of solidarity between people. People connecting and supporting each other, often transcending boundaries of age, race, gender and class, in order to reach a common goal. Solidarity implies courage, emotion, connection and collaboration. See if you can capture these elements in your images!

2) movements for change
For this category we are looking for photos that capture the power and passion of movements for social and environmental change. These might include marches, demonstrations, protests, vigils, non-violent direct actions, occupations, festivals, and so forth.

JUDGES

In addition to representatives of our organizations, our panel of judges will include:

Akintunde Akinleye, first-place winner World Press Photo 2007, from Nigeria (www.akintunde1.com).

Bangladeshi photographer G.M.B. Akash, winner of many prestigious global awards and first-place winner of the 2006 Friends of the Earth International photo competition (www.gmb-akash.com).

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

Award-winning Dutch photojournalist Kadir van Lohuizen, author of Diamond Matters (www.lohuizen.net).

Luis Romero, Associated Press photo journalist from El Salvador.

THE THEME “Acting in Solidarity and Building Movements for Change”

The theme of this year's competition grew from our conviction that people working together can have a powerful impact in bringing about a better world.

Acting in solidarity is when people join together to support each other's struggles. It involves understanding, responsibility, commitment, and for people in many parts of the world, great courage. Without solidarity, movements cannot grow and bring about the social, environmental, economic and political change that people around the world are calling for.

In recent years, we have seen the massive growth of movements for change. These movements are mobilizing people who reject the current model of neoliberal economic globalization and environmental destruction in favor of a peaceful, just and sustainable world. As these movements grow in size and power, they offer a serious challenge to the 'business-as-usual' model that exploits people and the environment.

For MORE INFORMATION and competition rules see:

www.foei.org/en/photo

You can see the winners of last year's competition at:
www.foei.org/en/get-involved/photo/winners2009/

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