Malta International Photo Award Autumn 2018
The First Edition of the Malta International Photo Awards received submissions from all over the world across the five categories of Abstract, Cities, Nature, People and Storytelling.
Palestinians throw stones in response to Israeli forces’ intervention as they gather to support the maritime demonstration to break the Gaza blockade.
Admirer of Piety
MD HUZZATUL MURSALIN
A little boy mourning for Hossain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad SWT during the Asura (Muharram) procession.
MAURO DE BETTIO
The annual Dance of the Bears takes place in Northern Romania every winter, a ritual that symbolizes the death and rebirth of time. Men and women of all ages dress with bear skins and dance to the rhythm of flutes and percussions to drive away evil spirits and welcome the new year.
Laamb is one of the national sports of Senegal, where fighters earn immense money. It is a tribal fight, which starts with a ritual where fighters perform dances and pour water and milk over them.
Ramnamis are a community of low-caste Hindus in Chhattisgarh, India. The Ramnamis tattoo their bodies as an act of rebellion against discrimination by the higher castes, a practice dating back to a century when they were subjected to the now outlawed custom of untouchability.
Out of Touch
Yangon, Myanmar. Capitalism is kicking in, and this captured moment is a great metaphor for the future of the country. This photograph is part of a 10 year long project “Out of Touch”.
ZAY YAR LIN
Two women work at their pottery craft in Twante, Myanmar which is famous for its pottery tradition. These clay wares are in high demand throughout the region.
MID TANVEER HASSAN ROHAN
Jummah (Jumu’ah) means Friday prayer. A congregational prayer that Muslims hold every Friday just after noon instead of the Zohor prayer. In Islam, Friday is most important day than any other day of the week.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews smeared themselves with mud as they enjoy their summer time vacation in a separate beach for only men at the Dead Sea in Israel.
Jewish Feast of Tu BiShvat
Ultra-Orthodox Jews from the Beltz Hasidic Dynasty grab oranges as they celebrate the Jewish feast of Tu BiShvat, or ‘Tree New Year’, with rabbis in an Ultra- Orthodox neighbourhood of Jerusalem, Israel.
Ibolya was looking for firewood near his crumbly haunt. It was Christmas. The very poor and poverty stricken family is unemployed. Transylvania, Romania.
The Holy Mountain
NIK ERIK NEUBAUER
A young Franciscan monk is walking toward the Monastery and a Church on Sveta Gora (The Holy Mountain), a hill in the South-western part of Slovenia. Here, he spent his second year of life with Franciscans as a novitiate. He has come to visit his brethren after Easter holidays.
Children playing football at Cox’s Bazar Sea beach in Bangladesh.
A Sea Child
Four years ago the author had opportunity to witness something terrifying and something beautiful at the same time.
Rust and Sweat
MAURO DE BETTIO
Workers drag the heavy chain to pull the ship out of the water onto the riverside in Char Kaliganj. This Bangladeshi slum is home to one of the largest shipyards in Asia, where rusty and old super tanker ships come to die.