Indonesia again brought proud news from the international competition. This time in the Nikon Photo Contest photography competition in Japan. The Indonesian photographer represented by Thaib Chaidar won a gold medal in the general category / photo which was composed with his work entitled “hope”. “The work was taken when interviewing a clinic where surgery was performed free of charge for those in need,” Thaib Chaidar told the press recently.
At that time, according to Thaib Chaidar, he saw a woman with a sad expression. “It turns out she is suffering from permanent cataracts. But the woman in this subject is heading for recovery after surgery,” he added. When receiving the award, Thaib Chaidar said that he wanted to inspire new people by continuing to study.
While the Grand Prix highest prize was obtained by Spanish photographer Sara De Antonio Feu in the Next Generation category. His work is titled “Ayimpoka”. This is also a work that won a gold medal in one photo from the same category. Sara De Antonio Feu started her photographer career at the age of 14.
“I met the subject of the photo two years ago,” said Sara De Antonio Feu. The subject is an albino child who lives in Ghana.
Albino is a congenital melanin deficiency disease that is still a mysterious disease. He explained that in parts of Africa, discrimination and persecution of Albino people continued because there was still a magical belief that using these albino children’s organs would cure other illnesses.
Albino people do not have the opportunity to educate for this reason, but the subject girl has the support of NGOs and now she can go to school. With a smile the girl wanted to dedicate the field of education. In the upcoming activity, Sara said she wanted to record a video of a 94-year-old grandmother about a medical project she was working on.
Starting this September the Nikon contest photo exhibition can be seen at the Nikon Museum, 2-15-3 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo Shinagawa Intercity C, 2nd floor. There is an Introduction to the work by video that we can listen to. While the exhibition in Osaka starts November 7, 2019 – November 13, 2019 at Nikon Plaza Osaka Gallery Hilton Plaza West Office Tower 13F, 2-2-2 Umeda Kita-ku, Osaka.