Photogtaphy competition brings new level of enagement for IAPB
Author: Mike Hale
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has announced the winners of the World Sight Day 2022 (October 13) Photo Competition.
An independent panel of seven judges from around the world considered the merits of some 960 images from over 60 countries.
After much deliberation ‘Eye Screening at Jukwa, Ghana’ by Kwame Yeboah was selected as this year’s Photo of the Year in the professional category while ‘Refraction’ by Laite Tuiloma won amateur Photo of the Year.
Judge Imraan Gallo, visually impaired photographer and advocate for artists with disabilities, said of this year’s professional Photo of the Year: ‘The image encompasses the broader reach of eye health services to remote parts of the world. I’d put this image on the cover of a magazine because it truly represents that we should strive to provide these services to all.’
Simon Darvill, head of communications and campaigns at IAPB, said: ‘The success of this years’ photo competition reflects the significant leap in engagement we have seen for World Sight Day.
‘It is staggering the way people have encompassed and celebrated World Sight Day like never before. The photo competition, which is always a highlight, has benefited from that exposure and the quality of submissions are second to none.’