Wednesday, June 10, 2009

John Rae wins international color prize

"Indian girl in hammock," John Rae, All rights reserved

My friend & colleague John Rae has traveled to more unpronounceable places than anyone I've ever met. He takes pictures all over the world for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria. A lot of this involves hard travel & rough living, not to mention daily immersion in the often grim realities of poverty & disease. But there is beauty too.

The picture above is a winner in the People category of the International Color Awards, a division of the 3rd annual Photography World Cup. It was chosen from thousands of entries from over 90 countries. Congratulations, John!

See the other winners here.
See my earlier post about John's show in Berlin.

1 comment:

Chris Bonney said...

Yes, exquisite color. Congratulations to John.

I don't know if you ever had a chance to subscribe to any of the Magnum podcasts, but there's a whole series--country by country--addressing the impact of AIDS throughout the world.