November 2013

  • Workers Confronted by Police
     Nadege Mazars

    Nadege Mazars was born in France and currently resides in Colombia.  Self-taught, Nadege has ten years of experience as an independent graphic designer.  He views photography as a powerfully creative instrument to allow one to become closer to real-life experiences with the objective of sharing it with others.

    This photo illustrates the difficult exercise of union rights in Colombia, which for several years has led the world in union activists' murders (according to the International Trade Union Confederation, at least 18 union activists were murdered in 2012, and 359 received death threats).  This photo was taken in October, 2012 during the strike of oil workers supported by the Unión Sindical Obrera. 

    The Allard Prize Photo Competition jury selected this photo as it captures the determination of a group of people to fight for the rights they deserve.


  • Children Eating Lunch
     Sourav Karmakar

    Sourav Karmakar resides in India.  His work primarily focuses on street photography.

    This photo shows schoolchildren from families below the poverty line participating in the “Midday Meal” government-sponsored program.  According to the government, it is the world’s largest school feeding program, reaching out to about 120,000,000 children in over 1,265,000 schools and other education centres across the country.  However, while successful in many respects, the program is tainted by corrupt practices and mismanagement, risking children’s lives. 

    The Allard Prize Photo Competition jury selected this photo as it reflects those who are at-risk as a result of corrupt practices.


  • Boy on Cigarette Rolls
     Sucheta Das

    Sucheta Das resides in India.  Her photos have appeared in national and international dailies and magazines. 

    This photo is of a boy who is subjected to the bidi (a type of cigarette) rolling industry in India, comprising around 15 – 25 % of total employment in the industry.  Generally, the children work long days at far below minimum wage, with no days off.  Those fortunate enough to go to school usually work both before and after classes. 

    This Allard Prize Photo Competition jury selected this photo as it reflects significant human rights abuses.

  • Tape over Mouth
     Massimo Barberio

    Massimo Barberio resides in the south of Italy.  His works have been shown widely around the world.

    This photo depicts the “standing man” protest, which started in Istanbul on May 28, 2013 sparked by outrage at the brutal eviction of a sit in at Istanbul’s Taksim Gezi Park protesting the park’s demolition.  Supporting protests and strikes subsequently took place across Turkey protesting a wide range of concerns, at the core of which were issues of freedom of the press, freedom of expression, and the freedom of assembly.

    The Allard Prize Photo Competition jury selected this photo as it shows the courage people must have to stand up for what they believe in.

  • Girl in Slum Body in Background
     Tony Corocher

    Tony Corocher lives near Venice, Italy.  Photography is his true passion, with 20 years of experience stretching into a wide range of design, art and photography areas.  Tony has traveled extensively capturing compelling images from around the world.

    This photo was taken in Mathare, one of the largest slums in Nairobi.  These slums are completely abandoned to themselves and are full of corruption, crime and illegal trades.  However, even in one of the most difficult, harsh and dangerous places in the world, there is beauty – and hope.

    The Allard Prize Photo Competition jury selected this photo as it highlights the devastating impact of corruption.