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Mohamad Reza Masoumi of Iran wins the 13th Greenstorm Photography Award

Mohamad Reza Masoumi of Iran wins the 13th Greenstorm Photography Award

Mohamad Reza Masoumi, Iran, has won the 13th edition the prestigious Greenstorm Global Photography Award. It is an award that is presented in association with UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Greenstorm Foundation organizes every year the Greenstorm Global Photography Award. This year’s festival’s theme was ‘Restore Green Lineage’, which was inspired by the UNEP theme of 2021 World Environment Day — Ecosystem Recovery.

According to the organizers, Masoumi, a Tehrani-based photographer, was selected through a public vote in which thousands of photographers and laypeople participated.

“Masoumi’s winning entry depicts an amazing sight of a man-made Iranian forest spreading through the Khalkhal region. It is a remarkable human effort to restore balance in nature by revitalizing the environment, Greenstorm Foundation stated in a release.

It stated that this year’s award received 3,519 entries from photographers from 42 countries including the US, England and Canada, Algeria, Brazil Iran, Malaysia, South Koreas, Morocco, Vietnam, South Korea, South Korea, Morocco, and South Korea.

Jophel Botero Yobiosa, from the Philippines, is the first runner up for the award. His thoughtful composition, made in Quezon City, has a dominant shadow showing a child holding onto a pot and a real pot of plants. The Foundation announced that Hadi Dehghanpour, a second runner-up, was also from Iran.

Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor, an ex-diplomat, said that environmental degradation affects all people regardless of their political or ideological affiliations during the award ceremony.

They have cross-sectoral implications and public health dimensions. They also have an impact on India’s economy and workforce. This crisis may prove to be the single most important mission of our generation,’ Tharoor stated.

25 photographs were selected by a distinguished jury that included Prathap Suthan, a Mumbai-based wildlife photographer Aishwarya Shridhar, and Michael Little, a landscape architect from Bengaluru.

The festival was open to public voting until December 15, and the winners were awarded cash prizes of Rs 1 lakh.

Greenstorm Foundation is an independent trust that aims to influence appropriate behavioural changes in people through the power and creativity of creativity.

(This story is not edited by Devdiscourse staff.

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