Merit Medal recipients for HIPA’s Seventh Season announced

Dated: 18 Apr 2018

 The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has announced its ‘Merit Medal’ recipients for the recently concluded seventh season, ‘The Moment’. Seventeen total photographers will be recognised for their submissions across the season’s four categories and will receive HIPA Merit Medals as well as a copy of HIPA’s annual book, ‘The Moment’.

 

Commenting on this announcement, the Secretary General of HIPA, His Excellency Ali bin Thalith said, “The HIPA Merit Medals are a      token of appreciation to those photographers who reached the final stages of judging with their stunning submissions. From the seventeen total recipients, three were from ‘The Moment’ category, four from the ‘Portfolio’ category, three from the ‘Time-lapse’ category and finally seven in total from the ‘General’ category (3 colour and 4 black and white). It is worth noting that the HIPA Merit Medals were designed by HIPA Board of Trustees member, His Excellency Matar bin Lahej.”

HIPA recently concluded its seventh season ‘The Moment’ with a stunning award ceremony held at the Dubai Opera on the 12th of March 2018.

Full list of Merit Medal recipients:

Name

Nationality

Category

Husain Hakim Alfraid

Saudi Arabia

The Moment

Paula Bronstein

United States of America

The Moment

Sanjog Rai

Nepal

The Moment

Dawid Zielinski

Poland

Portfolio

Marek Biegalski

Poland

Portfolio

Franco Banfi

Switzerland

Portfolio

Thigh Wanna

Myanmar

Portfolio

Herianus

Indonesia

Time-lapse

Abdalla Mohamed Alraeesi

United Arab Emirates

Time-lapse

Ziryab Abdulrahman Al-Ghaberi

Yemen

Time-lapse

Noushad Ali Kalathil

India

General (Black and White)

John Hantoro Pudjoko

Indonesia

General (Black and White)

Mohammad Murad

Kuwait

General (Black and White)

Swapnil Deshpande

India

General (Black and White)

Mohammed Akhlas Uddin

Bangladesh

General (Colour)

Ahmad Abdullah Al Saif

Saudi Arabia

General (Colour)

Gregory Lecoeur

France

General (Colour)

 

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