The finalists for the 2016 Shorty Awards have been announced and Accion’s Instagram feed featuring John’s photographs has been honored as a finalist in the Photography/Graphics category. Other finalists include National Geographic, GoPro, LG Mobile, and SYFY showing that Accion’s feed is punching well above it’s weight.
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.
My video produced on location in India for Accion, a Boston based NGO that promotes financial inclusion, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Just got the photos of the photos of an Ad campaign that ran a few months ago- check them out!
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria has launched a new web campaign featuring John’s photographs from around the world.
Communication Arts announced the winners of its 2015 photo contest and John Rae has been named a winner in the Annual Report category. CA photo contest attracts thousands of entries from around the world and is one of the oldest and most prestigious contests in America. The winning photograph is from Honduras of a young mother holding her newborn child. She is also a recovering TB patient. The WHO reports that of the 9 million new cases of TB in 2013 1.5 million did not survive. The photo was made on assignment for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria in January 2015.
Doctor Yu Yu May is one of my heroes of healthcare. She is fighting TB on the front lines of the pandemic in Mandalay, Myanmar. Her community based approach is one of the most effective ways to combat the spread of TB, a disease that claims over 9 million infections per year and kills over 1.5 million people per year. Here is her video.