June 12, 2020

This Incredible Underwater Photo of a Mother Whale and Her Child Wins $120,000

Australian photographer Jasmine Carey took home top prize at the prestigious HIPA international photo contest for her incredible underwater photograph. Taken in Tonga, Carey’s stunning photo shows a humpback whale resting with her new calf. For her efforts, she’ll receive $120,000. Started by Dubai’s crown prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 2011, HIPA has transformed into a competitive contest that attracts photographers from around the world.

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May 13, 2020

Adorable 1-Year-Old Girl Is the First Adopted Child to Win Gerber Photo Search Contest

Back in 1928, baby food company Gerber held a contest to find a face to represent its brand. Artist Dorothy Hope Smith won the competition with her charcoal sketch of a wide-eyed infant with cute curls, and her image became recognized all over the world. Gerber continues to hold the annual Photo Search contest, with the aim to select one child from thousands of entries.

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April 20, 2020

Incredible Winners of the 2020 World Press Photo Contest

A moment of peaceful protest earned Japanese photojournalist Yasuyoshi Chiba top honors at the 2020 World Press Photo contest. His image of a young man reading poetry aloud amidst protesters crying out for civilian rule in Sudan was named the 2020 World Press Photo of the Year. In a year filled with turmoil, the photograph—and the hope it inspires—is all the more meaningful. Chiba is Agence France-Presse (AFP)

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