John 1st Place Winner in 2017 SDN Contest

John Rae Wins 1st Place in SDN 2017 Contest!

SDN is thrilled to present the winners of our recent Call for Entries, Celebrating the Global Community. The judges selected one first-place winner and four honorable mentions. The work submitted was outstanding and a clear demonstration of the commitment and interest in documentary photography and visual storytelling. The first place winner is John Rae from the US for his project The Positive Community, documenting people living with AIDS around the world and how HIV/AIDS, no longer a death sentence but a manageable disease with proper treatment, is still not without its struggles. The Positive Community will be featured in the upcoming issue of ZEKE magazine.

We very much want to thank the jurors for their contribution to this Call for Entries:

Barbara Ayotte: Senior Director of Strategic Communications, Management Sciences for Health

Jeff Campagna: Associate Photo Editor, Smithsonian Magazine

Elizabeth Cheng Krist: Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic

Kurt Mutchler: Senior Photo Editor for Science, National Geographic magazine

Quentin Nardi: Chief Photo Editor, Smithsonian Magazine

Glenn Ruga: Founder and Director, Social Documentary Network; Executive Editor of ZEKE magazine

Click here to see winners.

New Accion Video from Myanmar Just Released

Newest video produced on location in Myanmar for Accion has just been released!  I spent 5 hot, long days in Yangon, Myanmar with Jim Rosenberg, Action’s Chief Communications Officer, and director Lee Skaife to produce this piece on Dawn Microfinance’s efforts to promote financial inclusion for women who own small businesses.  Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world. For more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries. View the video here.

John Rae Winner in 2017 Px3 Contest!

France’s Px3 has announced the winners of it’s 2017 contest and John has won Silver in the Annual Report category.  The award was taken by photography produced in India on assignment for Accion, a Boston based NGO that promotes financial inclusion worldwide. View the gallery here.