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Photo Of 'Landfill Girl' Wins HIPA Grand Prize Of $120,000

HIPA has announced the winner of 'The Challenge' photography competition who walks away with $120,000.

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Arash Yaghmaeian - 'Landfill Ballerina', HIPA Grand Prize Winner

© Arash Yaghmaeian - 'Landfill Ballerina', HIPA Grand Prize Winner 


The Grand Prize winner of the latest season of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (HIPA) has been announced. 

Arash Yaghmaeian with the image 'Landfill Ballerina' has taken the top title of 'Grand Prize Winner', receiving $120,000 as their prize. 

The winning image shows a girl searching for recyclable items in a landfill in Guwahati, India. A small community live inside this landfill and work as a team, some barefooted, sorting through mountains of garbage for less than $2 a day. 

The overall theme for this season's competition was 'The Challenge' and the portfolio category alone received over 33,000 photo entries. Last year's theme was 'Happiness' and Antonio Aragon Renuncio won the overall title. 

Since the launch of the competition, over a quarter of a million photographs have been entered by photographers from all over the world who are dedicated to the art of storytelling. 

To see the full list of winners, visit the HIPA website

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josa 8 25 Czech Republic
16 Mar 2017 7:23PM
Will he send some $$$ to the girl or her family???

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