Merit Medal Recipients for HIPA’s Eighth Season Announced

Dated: 13 May 2019

 

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

Commenting on this announcement, the Secretary General of HIPA, Ali bin Thalith said, “The HIPA Merit Medals are an honourable mention of photographers who reached the final stages of judging with submissions deserving of praise. From the seventeen total recipients, three were from the ‘Hope’ category, four from the ‘Portfolio’ category, three from the ‘Aerial Photography (Video)’ category, and seven in total from the ‘General’ category (three Colour and four Black and White). The HIPA Merit Medals were designed by HIPA Board of Trustees member and artist, His Excellency Matar bin Lahej.”

HIPA recently concluded its eighth season ‘Hope’ with a stunning award ceremony held at the Dubai Opera on the 12th of March 2019.

The three Aerial Photography Videos below:

Azim Khan Ronnie: Bangladesh:  https://youtu.be/zHd0ucIMhwM

Ahmed Mohammed Al Touqi: Oman:  https://youtu.be/ebbGN_gMtV8

Hasan Soylemez: Turkey: https://youtu.be/WH4B8mQc_iQ

Full list of Merit Medal recipients:

Name

Nationality

Category

Carolina Paltrinieri

Italy

Hope

Yousuf Al Muhanna

Kuwait

Hope

Jianqiang Chen

China

Hope

Jalal Shams Azaran

Iran

Portfolio

Paula Bronstein

USA

Portfolio

Eshagh Aghaei Mansour Abad

Iran

Portfolio

Amnon Gutman

Romania

Portfolio

Azim Khan Ronnie

Bangladesh

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY (VIDEO)

Ahmed Mohammed Al Touqi

Oman

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY (VIDEO)

Hasan Soylemez

Turkey

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY (VIDEO)

Annalisa Natali Murri

Italy

General (Black and White)

Abbas Mohamed Moalem

Bahrain

General (Black and White)

Carla Marinelli

Italy

General (Black and White)

Philip Myers

Australia

General (Black and White)

Zayni Saeed Al Khazaali

Iraq

General (Colour)

Sami Vartiainen

Finland

General (Colour)

Ridha Talib Al Metrowy

Iraq

General (Colour)

 

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