The five winning young photographers of a global photography competition run by the World Photography Organisation and UNICEF have just returned from Ethiopia following a week of unique workshops where they received tuition by acclaimed photography and humanitarian Reza.
The five youngsters – aged 16-19 and from Brazil, Morocco, New Zealand, Romania and the United States – took part in the EYE SEE workshop themed around children’s rights alongside local Ethiopian children and was led by Reza. It took place in Ethiopia from 31 October – 4 November. The five young photographers were among thousands of young people from around the world who submitted photographs to a competition launched last year by David Beckham and Ewan McGregor asking for images that highlighted one of the five fundamental rights of a child.
The three images pictured here are a selection of images the five winning young photographers took. To see the full range of images and to read the young photographers’ blogs from their trip go to www.worldphoto.org
Reza, who chaired the judging panel said: “Photography plays a more and more important role in human connections. This new tool will, without a doubt, be a common universal language for generations to come. UNICEF’s action for the youth, giving them the possibility to use this tool to cross the language barrier, is a new step towards a better future”.
The World Photography Organisation also organise the Sony World Photography Awards – the deadline for the 2011 competition is 5 January 2011.
Enter the competition at: www.worldphoto.org.