John Winner in International Color Awards 2017 Contest

The ICA has announced the winners of it’s 10th annual Photo Contest and John Rae has won 2nd place in the Portrait Category.  In addition John has been awarded an Honorable Mention also in the Portrait Category.  The winning photograph was made in Lagos, Nigeria on assignment for Accion International, a Boston based micro-lender. View the winning photograph here.

JR Photo Story Goes Viral 14M Views

The Guardian has picked up a photo story on Mobile TB clinics in Yangon, Myanmar produced by John on assignment for UNOPS.  Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death for people aged 15-49 in Myanmar.  The cost of reaching a hospital for diagnosis and treatment is prohibitive for many in Yangon. This program brings the hospital to the patients. To date the number of views has topped 14 Million. View the gallery here.

John Wins Gold, Silver, and Bronze in Px3 Photo Contest!

Px3 has announced the winners of it’s 10th annual Photo Contest and John has won Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the Annual Report category. The PX3 contest is one of the largest and most prestigious contests in Europe with tens of thousands entries from 90 countries.  The Gold Medal winning series of photographs were produced in South Korea for Gener8 Maritime. The Silver Medal photos were produced on assignment for Health and Hospitals, the branch of the New York City Government that runs the public hospitals. The Bronze Medal went to a series of photographs produced on assignment for The Accion, a Boston based micro lender, in Myanmar that features a series of photographs depicting the org’s efforts to promote financial inclusion around the world.

John Rae Winner in Comm Arts Photo Annual

Communication Arts has announced the winners of it’s 2016 Photo Contest and John Rae has won in the Annual Report category for his series of photographs entitled “Building the Supertanker”. The winning series was produced on assignment for Gener8 Maritime at the DSME shipyard in South Korea. The Communication Arts Photo Contest is one of the most prestigious photo contests in the US attracting tens of thousands of entries from all over the world.

Acción Video Goes Viral!

My video produced on location in India for Accion, a Boston based micro lender, has gone viral garnering 1.8 million hits. The video features Reshma Babu a bright, energetic, and thoughtful young woman who contracted polio when she was just 5 months old. Reshma works at Vindhya where 4 out of 5 workers have a disability. Through Reshma, Accion’s efforts to promote financial inclusion come to life. Click here to meet Reshma on Accion’s Facebook page.

UNOPS South Sudan

South Sudan’ civil war is generating the second largest refugee crisis in the world. UNOPS assigned John to cover their efforts to build refugee camps, road, medical clinics, and airstrips. Without this amazing work done often under gunfire lifesaving supplies would not make it to those in need. During our time at the Agoung Thok refugee camp we met Zainab who was bombed out of her home in southern Sudan by government forces. Pregnant, she walked her 7 children to the camp seeking refuge. Her eighth child was born in the camp. Click here to see the UNOPS microsite.

Droning On

Just got back from an assignment to Belize and the Philippines for Environmental Defense Fund. We were documenting their global efforts to save fisheries for fishers. To fulfill the assignment John is now flying a fancy drone with a 4K camera attached. Did not get arrested, drone did not get confiscated, and did not crash- so proud.

John Rae Winner in IPA 2015 Contest

The International Photography Awards announced the winners of its 13th photo contest and John Rae has taken 3rd place in the Social Cause Section. The winning photographs were chosen from over 27,000 entries from over 104 countries. The photos are part of an ongoing project to document The Global Fund’s efforts to fight HIV around the world and are from Zambia, Laos, Paraguay, The Gambia and Myanmar.