7th International photo contest “The Human Rights” WINNERS

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Hundreds photographers, from any corner of the world, have sent pictures of the world inhabitants- particularly those who witness any sort of injustice- participating in the ACAF (Catania Association for Photography Lovers) contest, which was sponsored by Italian Republic Senate.

Their pictures tell about tragic vicissitudes and gross injustice, they record proof of economic, political and existential inequalities, which unsettle people’s lives and development.

ACAF men and women know these realities which are imbued with pain and despair, therefore, using their cameras they have fought for human rights, against any difference, distinction and division.

They are people who are used to and trained to use pictures as narration and denunciation tool. Hence, in order to analyse the huge number of witnesses achieved this year, once more, they have proved that human dignity is oppressed everywhere, we need to put more efforts to achieve human rights respe

Consequently, the organizers of this event preferred to collect those pictures that were able to show and identify places and times where human dignity needs to be recognized, before being respected.

For this reason the following pictures are nominated to be awarded:

First prize

Photographer: BISWAS CHINMOY

Title: YOUNG GUARDIAN

According to Art. 23: “Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.”.

"The photographer captures the action of the elder child in front of a grey brick-wall- a wall which is symbolic itself, in addition to that, the bricks symbolize the children’s endeavour to build it.
The artist identify the exploitation of child labour capturing the action of support towards a younger child.
The absolute cleanness during the shooting, the balance of the visual composition, by renouncing any emphasis, guarantee the ability to identify and communicate the focal point of any authentic need".


Second prize

Photographer:KHOSHKAR ALI ASGHAR

Title: POLITICAL PRISONER

Artt. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and the following, but particularly art. 6, states “You have the right to a fair and public trial or hearing if: you are charged with a criminal offence and have to go to court”.

"The photographer focuses on prisons, marking the lack of respect towards human rights, and most of the times their violation.
The characters in the picture are along a corridor; there’s blood on the floor; the protagonists stare at us causing distress in our conscience.
Using a simple image, the photographer reminds us how easy it is to transform a right in an arbitrary action of cruelty, when the system is coercive and illiberal.
The use of cold colours is appropriate to make the atmosphere ambiguous".


Third prize

Photographer: SANGHAMITRA SARKAR

Title: SKY IS THE LIMIT

Art . 26: “Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. ... Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality…”

"The photographer emphasizes the pleasure of a responsible study, achieved and shared in spite of physical difficulties and evident disabilities. She expresses this consideration focusing on the smiles of the protagonists and their behavior.
Moreover, she identifies in their actions moments of grace and musicality.
Her view is kindly interested. She is surprised to see that aspiration and right to learn, which doesn’t have limits and for this reason it must be respected and honoured".

ACAF Associazione Catanese Amatori Fotografia  

Established in 1986, ACAF is today the benchmark
for all Sicilian cameramen. Thanks to the commitment of the Board and to the passion of all Associates, ACAF has always been the main objective of the disclosure of photographic techniques.
Over the years it has been distinguished and appreciated for the organization and promotion of important initiatives that have also seen the support of public bodies.
Just for the care and sensitivity to tackling themes
ethics involving school structures, prison institutions, and monastic communities, received honors from FIAF (Italian Federation of Photographic Associations) and ANAF (National Photo Association).

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International online photo contest “THE HUMAN RIGHTS”

ACAF (Catanese Photography Amateurs Association) with the Extraordinary Commission for the protection and promotion of human rights of the Italian Republic presents the 7th INTERNATIONAL ON-LINE PHOTO COMPETITION “THE HUMAN RIGHTS” open to photographer from all over the world that can take part with their digitized works and/or digital images.
The competition has one theme: “THE HUMAN RIGHTS” with reference to united nations universal declaration of human rights.


CALENDAR

  1. 24th March 2019 
    Last day to receive works
  2. 31th March 2019  
    Jury’s Meeting
  3. 3th April 2019
    Communication to winners by e-mail  
  4. 7th April 2019
    Award ceremony and presentation of the admitted works during a public exhibition.

JURY

SARO DI BARTOLO

COSIMO DI GUARDO

ACAF Member

SALVO FLERES

ACAF Honorary member ex senator

FRANCESCO MENTO

Teacher of photography on Accademia delle belle Arti of Reggio Calabria

SERGIO FICHERA

ACAF Member

GIUSEPPE PAPPALARDO

Historian and Photographic critic

MARIA TORRISI

Journalist

JACKPOT

Admission to the competition is totally FREE.  - Highly qualified jury

€  300

1st Place 


€  200

2sd Place


€  100

3td Place


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