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Six 6x6 Global Talent Program Winners From Asia Announced Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

13 February 2019

World Press Photo has announced six winners from Asia in its Global Talent Program. Asia is the final edition of the program's first cycle that began in August 2017.

The program has spotlighted 36 under-recognized visual storytellers from six global regions. The 6x6 Global Talent Program forms part of the World Press Photo Foundation's effort to encourage diverse accounts of the world that present stories with different perspectives. The first edition in the next cycle will focus on visual storytellers from Southeast Asia and Oceania.

The six selected visual storytellers from Asia are:

  • Amira Al-Sharif, Yemen
  • Azin Anvar Haghighi, Iran
  • Saumya Khandelwal, India
  • Senthil Kumaran Rajendran, India
  • Shahria Sharmin, Bangladesh
  • Yan Cong, China

Nominations for visual storytellers from Asia were made by the international community of over 100 6x6 nominators. With Lars Boering, Managing Director of the World Press Photo Foundation, as chair, the online selection committee comprised Ammar Abd Rabbo (Syria), photographer and journalist; NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati (Nepal), photographer and curator; Claudia Hinterseer (Netherlands), Senior Video Producer South China Morning Post; and Kazuma Obara (Japan), photographer.

The work of the 6x6 talents will be presented during Miami Photo Fest's nightly multimedia presentations from Feb. 27 to March 3. This follows the first exhibition of the 6x6 program at Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Germany and exhibitions in Yangon, Myanmar; Kuching, Malaysia; and Maputo, Mozambique.

In addition to the exhibitions, the work of the six talents will also be published and shared on the World Press Photo Foundation's platforms, including a feature on our online magazine Witness for each of the talents.

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