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Winners announced: The IPA Philippines 2017 Awards

Winners announced: The IPA Philippines 2017 Awards

On its third year of competition, the International Photography Awards (IPA)  recently announced its winners for one of its regional competitions, the Philippines.

“The soul and purpose of IPA is to discover and promote great photography all around the world, and these regional competitions serve this purpose beautifully by highlighting talented photographers and their work in their local area, giving them a platform to show their art and to tell their stories. We applaud them, and we are proud to present them to the World.”
— Hossein Farmani, Founder of the International Photography Awards and Lucie Foundation,

Documentary and Editorial Photographer Ezra Acayan was awarded Photographer of the Year and 1st Place in Editorial with her entries focusing on the drug war in the country.

Drug-related killings continue as President Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year in power. The Philippine National Police has claimed that there have been at least 12,000 killings throughout the country in the past year, 3,000 of which were drug suspects shot dead in police operations. Another 2,000 killings have been confirmed by police to be drug-related while the other 7,000 deaths are still under investigation. Human rights groups have said that many of these killings were carried out by undercover police or state sanctioned death squads. United Nations member states called on the Philippine government to conduct a "thorough" investigation into extrajudicial killings in the country and hold accountable the perpetrators. Duterte won the presidency a year ago by pledging to kill thousands in an all-out war against drugs in a country where drugs and crime are deeply-rooted.

Drug-related killings continue as President Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year in power. The Philippine National Police has claimed that there have been at least 12,000 killings throughout the country in the past year, 3,000 of which were drug suspects shot dead in police operations. Another 2,000 killings have been confirmed by police to be drug-related while the other 7,000 deaths are still under investigation. Human rights groups have said that many of these killings were carried out by undercover police or state sanctioned death squads. United Nations member states called on the Philippine government to conduct a "thorough" investigation into extrajudicial killings in the country and hold accountable the perpetrators. Duterte won the presidency a year ago by pledging to kill thousands in an all-out war against drugs in a country where drugs and crime are deeply-rooted.


Freelance photographer Jed Regala bagged the Deeper Perspective of the Year Award for his entry about hunger.

Hunger is one of the biggest global challenges that we are facing today. According to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, it is estimated that 1 out of 9 people or about 795 million people of the 7.3 billion people in the world were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2014 to 2016. With my team of journalists, we went to a small barangay located in Lucena City, Quezon Province, Philippines. There we met a thirteen-year old boy who became too weak to support his own body, let alone stand. Due to lack of proper nutrition and his body’s inability to absorb essential nutrients, the child can only watch from his window as his peers play and run around without a worry in the world. Without any permanent and sustainable employment, his family could not provide even their daily basic needs. But somehow, faith in humanity gets restored. A few months after that visit, help came his way. Food, vitamins, medicine, clean drinking water and necessary aid came in from concerned citizens. Gradually, he is now gaining back his health and hopefully a day will come when he will be able to stand on his own feet again.

Hunger is one of the biggest global challenges that we are facing today. According to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, it is estimated that 1 out of 9 people or about 795 million people of the 7.3 billion people in the world were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2014 to 2016. With my team of journalists, we went to a small barangay located in Lucena City, Quezon Province, Philippines. There we met a thirteen-year old boy who became too weak to support his own body, let alone stand. Due to lack of proper nutrition and his body’s inability to absorb essential nutrients, the child can only watch from his window as his peers play and run around without a worry in the world. Without any permanent and sustainable employment, his family could not provide even their daily basic needs. But somehow, faith in humanity gets restored. A few months after that visit, help came his way. Food, vitamins, medicine, clean drinking water and necessary aid came in from concerned citizens. Gradually, he is now gaining back his health and hopefully a day will come when he will be able to stand on his own feet again.


Web Programmer and hobbyist photographer Rolando T. Mesuga on the other hand was awarded the Discovery of the Year for his entry about the yearly Translacion of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila.

These top 3 winners will be joining other finalists from other IPA regional competitions in the event called Lucie Awards happening at the Carnegie Hall in New York this October 29th.

To see more of the winners, click here.

 

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