Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 13, 2019
The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has concluded judging for its eighth season of competition, ‘Hope.’
Nine judges presided over submissions in the Competition’s four main categories, namely, ‘Hope,’ ‘General,’ ‘Portfolio’ and ‘Aerial Photography: Video.’
Submissions for HIPA’s eighth season of competition had closed at October 31 2018.
HIPA Secretary General Ali bin Thalith said, “Every year HIPA’s Board of Trustees put great effort and consideration into selecting the judging panel, ensuring they collectively possess the credentials and experience to preside over the competition. Judges are carefully selected to reflect the season’s categories and subject matter. Each judge is an expert in their field and is highly respected by their peers as well as the international photography community. I would like to thank the judges for their dedication and we look forward to celebrating the winners of HIPA’s eighth season, ‘Hope,’ at our Annual Award Ceremony.”
Among the Judges were Kira Pollack (United States of America), Ihiro Hayami (Japan), Sebastián Liste (Spain), Ramzi Haidar (Lebanon), Alejandro Kirchuk (Argentina), Donna Ferrato (United States of America), Brooke Shaden (United States of America), Myriam Meloni (Italy) and Poulomi Basu (India).
Ali bin Thalith (Picture Supplied)