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A project representing the path an Ethiopian family has traveled through education won the Earth Photo 2021 contest.
The photographer’s triptych Rosie Hallam, called “A Right to an Education”, shows a family that survives from agriculture and participates in an education program.
The images capture Goodbye, a little girl who is the first in her family to be able to attend school after elementary age; to his mother, Meselech, and to his father, Marco.
The series also won in the “People” category.
“Education is a basic human right and a smart investment, “said the winner, Rosie Hallam.
“It is fundamental to development and helps lay the foundations for social well-being, economic growth and security, gender equality and peace,” added the photographer.
What other photos won?
The organizations behind the award, Forestry England and the Royal Geographical Society, selected the winners from six different categories from 55 photographs and four films.
The contest has two main objectives: to encourage discussion about the world and its inhabitants, and to present the best of visual media specialized in the environment.
Next, in BBC Mundo we show you the other winning images:
The artist’s 3D image Edward Bateman, called “Half Dome in Winter”, won in the category “Place”.
Covid restrictions made it impossible to travel to this famous dome in the national park Yosemite, in California, so the photographer recreated the scene on his kitchen table.
The 3D printed landscape was made based on geographic data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and with a small smoke machine.
The category “Nature” the German photographer won it Mark of Hauten, with an image of a geothermal spring hidden on a plateau inside Iceland, sparsely inhabited.
Spanish photography Roberto GoodCalled “Forest Like Garden”, it won the “Changing Forests” category.
The aerial image shows an area of lush forest slopes juxtaposed with artificial tiered vineyards in Spain.
In the category “Climate change”, the photographer won Antonio Perez with his series “The Sea Moves Us” (“The sea moves us”).
The gallery shows portraits of individuals directly and significantly affected by coastal erosion in the town of Fuvemeh, and Ghana.
Meanwhile, in the Video category, the winner was the Italian Pierpaolo Mittica, with his short film called “Semipalatinsk Polygon, the Nuclear Weapons Crime”, which reveals the human and environmental legacy of nuclear weapons testing during the Cold War.
The Earth Photo exhibition runs until August 25 at the Royal Geographical Society Pavilion in London.
All photos are courtesy of the Royal Geographical Society.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.