We are very proud to announce that David Shaw has won our joint competition with the international sight-saving charity ORBIS to win an exclusive photo assignment in Nepal.
David’s portfolio of portraits stood out amongst thousands of entries for its clever storytelling, fascinating engagement with his subjects and technical excellence.
Born in 1990, David has spent the last three years studying photojournalism at London College of Communication, focusing his work on in-depth investigations of human rights issues.
The images he submitted (see below) were taken from his numerous stints visiting Palestine, in the West Bank, and recently Gaza.
His work in Palestine has started to focus on the environmental impact the conflict has on the area and how this affects the Palestinians living among these issues.
David has also worked with undocumented migrants living illegally who are trying to make a better life in Greece and France.
“I see my work as a way to inform the world of human rights abuses that go unreported and unheard in a much wider conflict,” David says. “I am thrilled to have this opportunity to work with ORBIS and document its important work.”
David will be travelling with a delegation from the charity next month to Geta Eye Hospital, in Dhangadhi, Nepal, where he will be tasked with photographing the people and goings on at ORBIS’ sight-saving clinics.
Judges had a very difficult time, as the standard of entries in this competition was exceptionally high. We would like to thank and congratulate everyone who entered.
We would also like to celebrate the excellent work by the other photographers who were on our shortlist. Over the next few pages (in no particular order) you can see a selection of their work and links to their online portfolios.
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