Wednesday, January 21, 2009
First Place in the SOS Racism Photo Competition
It's with great pleasure I get to announce that I recently won first place in the SOS Racism Photo Competition. SOS Racism is a French and Spanish NGO that defends human rights by fighting racism. Two of my favorite Spanish photojournalists, Txema Salvans and Manel Clemente were on the jury, which to me adds special sentimental value to the award.
As you probably can tell, I was in the water up to about my arm pits. It was a bit nerve racking as I had to constantly look over my left shoulder to make sure no oncoming waves were approaching. The winning photo is above.