HIPA Awards: 21 Outstanding Photographers Interpret the Moment
Conchita Fernandes presents you with a stunning showcase of all the winning photographs of the seventh annual Hamdan International Photography Awards.
Over the years, the Hamdan International Photography Awards have showcased incredible imagery from all around the world, symbolic of the unique themes of their contests. The Moment was the theme of their latest contest, where photographers made submissions based on their interpretation of the theme.
The awards ceremony was held at the Dubai Opera, where 21 photographers were announced as winners. Mohamed Alragheb received the grand prize of USD 120,000, for his image Spring in Aleppo. At just 21 years of age, he is the youngest recipient of the grand prize in the history of the awards. Abdelkader Habak, the photojournalist featured in Alragheb’s image, received the HIPA Merit Medal for his incredible bravery.
This year, the contest saw a distinguished judging panel that comprised of some of the biggest names from the world of photography—Ami Vitale, David Alan Harvey, Ed Kashi, Gunther Wegner, Jean-Francois Leroy, Khalil Hamra, Peter Bill and Randy Olson—who went through the entries of the following categories—The Moment, General (Black and White), General (Colour), Portfolio, and the brand new Time-Lapse category.
HIPA disclosed the theme for its next edition, that is, Hope. It was also announced that the Crown Prince of Dubai and Patron of HIPA, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will personally select three images to be awarded as part of a new category for the next edition, and that there will be an increase in the prize pool, that is, USD 600,000.Abdelkader Habak, Ami Vitale, April 2018, better photography, David Alan Harvey, Dubai, Ed Kashi, General (Black and White), General (Colour), Gunther Wegner, Hamdan International Photography Awards, HIPA, Jean-Francois Leroy, Khalil Hamra, Mohamed Alragheb, Peter Bill, portfolio, Randy Olson, Syria, The Moment, time lapse