Amazing Photography Award Exhibit in London

photPhotographers around the world like Ray Kam were undoubtedly taking note at the second season of the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award that opened at the Royal Geographical Society in London on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.

The exhibition was free and was part of a global tour that featured the best photographs from HIPA’s 2012-2013 Beauty of Light season. It was the first time that the awards visited the UK and people traveled from near and far to be there.

Professionals like Ray Kam were treated to a special lecture by the acclaimed photojournalist and humanitarian and recipient of HIPA’s 2012-2013 Photography Appreciation Award, Reza Deghati. The lecture was titled “Photography for Humanity” and took place on Wednesday, September 25th.

The HIPA exhibition included photographers from around the world and showcased five British photographers. It was established in 2011 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai. It includes the largest Grand Prize award in the world of photography at $120,000 and the biggest overall prize fund of $389,000.

Photographers like Ray Kam should be so lucky to enjoy an event of this sort and to be part of it at some point. While photography isn’t my first love, an event like this one is certainly something to behold.

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