Due to insufficient funding the forth Photographers Giving Back contest is postponed until nov/dec 2013. 

At this time we are focusing on the giving back charity that is not yet decided.

 

 

Arab spring in focus when the world’s best photography is awarded in Stockholm today.

The Japanese photographer Yusuke Harada won the Picture of the Year when the international photo competition, Photographers Giving Back Award was judged. Showing rebel fighters kneeling down to pray on the road to Sirte from Misrata in the outskirts of Sadada, Libya.

For the third time photographers and their work are rewarded in the charity contest Photographers Giving Back Award. The contest celebrates top documentary journalism and gives back to the people depicted.

33 year old Yusuke Harada is a Japanese photojournalist who has photographed the world’s major conflicts and hidden crisis. He has given priority to document the people who live under the discrimination and violation of human rights.

“It is with great honour we present this year’s winning photographers in the contest and the jury looked at over 3.000 pictures sent in from 93 different countries. We were devastated by the news on February 22nd about the tragic loss of Rémi Ochlik, one of this year’s award-winning photographers. His incredible courage and his documentation of the war in Syria testify to the importance of documentary journalism.”, says Jonas Lemberg, founder of the PGB Award.

The rewarded photos can be seen in a multimedia piece here >> on YouTube

Or see them individual on Flickr here >>

 

WINNERS OF THE PHOTOGRAPHERS GIVING BACK AWARD 2012

Picture of the year:

Yusuke Harada

General News Picture of the Year

1. Mads Nissen/ Berlingske/ Panos Pictures

2. Damir Sagolj / Reuters

3. Scott Typaldos

Feature Picture of the Year

1. Anastasia Taylor-Lind / VII Photo Agency

2. Ed Kashi / VII Photo Agency

3. Ilvy Njiokiktjien

Spot News Picture of the Year

1. Remi Ochlik / IP3

2. Jacob Ehrbahn / Politiken

3. Niclas Hammarström /Aftonbladet / Freelance

Portrait Picture of the Year

1. Mads Nissen/ Berlingske/ Panos Pictures

2. Oliver Scarff / Getty Images

3. Sebastian Liste / Reportage by Getty Images

Nature Picture of the Year

1. Ivan Alvarado / REUTERS

2. Kevin Frayer / AP

3. Elisabeth Ubbe

Sports Feature Picture of the Year

1. Tomasz Gudzowaty, Yours Gallery/Fotoagentur Focus

2. Adam Pretty / Getty Images

3. Jack Mikrut / Dagens Industri

Sports Action Picture of the Year

1. Dylan Martinez / Reuters

2. Adam Pretty / Getty Images

3. Tim Clayton / Freelance / Corbis

Picture Story of the Year

1. Martin von Krogh / Expressen

2. Maxim Dondyuk

3. Fabio Cuttica

Sports Picture Story of the Year

1. Jason Andrew

2. Daisuke Ito

3. Adam Pretty