Indian Photographer Honored in 2012 Photoshare Photo Contest

In Rajasthan, India, Channa, 25, holds her 14-month-old daughter Kiran, who averted her fate as a child bride with the help of local NGOs. © 2011 Tanzeel Ur Rehman / Cover Asia Press, Courtesy of Photoshare

An engaging image and compelling story of a mother and daughter in India won 1st Place/Best of Show in the 2012 Photoshare Photo Contest. Tanzeel Ur Rehman, a photojournalist with Cover Asia Press, submitted the winning photo in Photoshare’s annual competition hosted by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, based at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (JHU•CCP) with sponsorship from HIFA2015 (Healthcare Information For All by 2015), a global campaign administered by the Global Healthcare Information Network.

The winning image taken in Rajasthan, India, documents a family confronting child bride traditions and customs regarding gender roles. All contest photos support Photoshare’s mission and contribute to a growing collection, helping nonprofits communicate health and development issues. Photoshare captures projects in action and the people they serve. By facilitating photo sharing among public health professionals and photographers Photoshare has become a leading source for editorial health and development photography.

Open to both amateurs and professionals, the contest drew interest from around the globe, including about 530 participants who submitted over 2,500 photos captured in 42 countries. This year’s contest featured a quality and depth across a range of topics and regions and contributed to the largest participation rate since its creation. This year continued a successful partnership with HIFA2015 (Healthcare Information For All by 2015) in sponsorship of the Healthcare Providers Category, recognized with the HIFA2015 Photo Award.

For more information about the contest, visit the 2012 Photoshare Photo Contest Winners Announcement:

About Photoshare:

Photoshare – a service of the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, helping nonprofits communicate global health and development issues through photography. By facilitating photo sharing among colleagues in international development, Photoshare has become a leading source for editorial development photography. The Photoshare collection, consisting primarily of photos taken by public health professionals in the field, contains 20,000 images illustrating the realities of urban and rural life in developing countries, as well as global efforts to improve and save lives. Photoshare is based at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs.

About HIFA2015:

HIFA2015 (Healthcare Information For All by 2015) is a global campaign and knowledge network administered by the Global Healthcare Information Network, a non-profit organisation working to improve the quality of health care in developing countries. We are committed to a common goal: By 2015, every person worldwide will have access to an informed health care provider. One-third of members are based in Africa, one-third in Europe, and one-third in the rest of the world. Together we are working for a future where people are no longer dying for lack of basic healthcare knowledge. We are more than 8,000 health workers, librarians, publishers, researchers and policymakers in more than 2000 organisations across 167 countries worldwide, and we interact on five global email discussion forums (HIFA Global Forums) in three languages:

  • HIFA2015
  • CHILD2015 in collaboration with the International Child Health Group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the International Society of Social Paediatrics and Child Health
  • HIFA2015-Portuguese in collaboration with WHO, Geneva
  • HIFA-EVIPNet-French in collaboration with WHO, Geneva
  • HIFA-Zambia in collaboration with the Zambia UK Health Workforce Alliance

Over 160 leading health and development organisations worldwide have declared their commitment to the HIFA2015 goal.

With thanks to our 2012 HIFA Financial Supporting Organisations: British Medical Association (main funder), Anadach Group, Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, Commonwealth Nurses Federation, European Association of Senior Hospital Physicians (AEMH), European Federation of Salaried Doctors (FEMS), Global Health Media Project, Haiti Nursing Foundation, International Child Health Group (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health), International Clinical Epidemiology Network, Joanna Briggs Institute, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Mother and Child Health and Education Trust, Network for Information and Digital Access, Partnerships in Health Information, Public Library of Science, Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Nursing, UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative.

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