Malta International Photo Award 2019 /2020
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With thousands of submissions from all over the world, we are proud to finally announce all the winning photos across the six categories of Abstract, Cities, Everything Malta, Nature, People and Storytelling, as part of our latest Malta International Photo Award Edition 2019/20.
The heroine of this story is Katka (Cathy), a victim of domestic violence. Katka was 18 years old when her mother died tragically, and she had to take care of her younger brother. Her then husband, father of her son, was supposed to support her. Instead, he turned out to be a rapist, and Katka was forced to flee with her son. Her husband found her and one January afternoon he fired two shots at her. After that, he turned the gun on himself. Having undergone several operations, Katka survived. Gradually, she began to live a new life with her new partner, who became her second husband later. She was getting rid of fear and gaining self-confidence. Many years later, though, the marriage broke up and they got divorced. A couple of months later, her ex-husband committed a suicide by shooting himself. Ironically, he killed himself with the weapon he had once bought to protect Katka.
Monk with a Cross
Portrait of a priest inside a rock-hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia. A monk holds the cross in dusty interior of rock-carved church in Lalibela, Ethiopia. The legend says that the churches were built with a help of angels, and you can believe it when you find spirituality even in the most crowded places.
YEN SIN WONG
Mother and son of Suri tribe photographed on the mountainous area at the border of South Sudan and Ethiopia. Lip-plating is an African tradition dating back centuries, of which its nature is disputed between bridal reasons, a showcase of female strength and self-esteem as well as simply ornamental reasons.
ZAR YAR LIN
The photo shows Miss Zamanbol who is one of the female eagle hunters in Bayan-Olgii, which is located in the Altai Mountains of western Mongolian. She was born from a Kazakh Eagle Hunters Family who are of Islamic religion. She has learnt the ancient practice of hunting with golden eagles since she was very young although she is a high school graduate.The hunting provides very little in the way of food for human consumption, but it is a tradition dating back 4,000 years and the fur hats and the eagles themselves are a matter of great pride amongst Kazakhs.
The Fishermen Fishing at the Estuary
TRUNG LUONG NGUYEN ANH
The fishermen fishing at the estuary in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. A colourful top shot of locals fishing where the tide meets the stream.
Don't Call Me a Stranger
During the last 3 years, the photographer stopped strangers asking for a picture. In Nepal, she wrote on a expats forum to see whether people wished to have a professional portrait. A lot of people replied, included Reetu, a young woman who wish to have pictures of her Ngo "Annas Home", which provides accommodation to homeless aged people. Here is Thuli Maya, 95 yo. She fell asleep while I was setting the camera. Lalitpur (Nepal).
Lining up of Prayers around Kaaba
Makkah or Umm al-Qura as mentioned in the Holy Quran, is the holy city where there is the holy mosque and Kaaba. Mecca is the country of the Prophet. The Qibla of Muslims, was built by the Father of the Prophets, Ibrahim and his son Ismail, nearly two thousand years BC.
The Authorized Agents
PEI LING WU
As part of traditional Dao religious activities in Taiwan, folks wear makeup and costumes to be authorized as agents of the gods.
With My Dreams
ABDULLA AL MUSHAIFIRI
A Photo for a young Boy running between the pigeons, wanting to fly with them.
DARRIN ZAMMIT LUPI
HIV-positive members of a self-help group pray at the start of a meeting in the village of Michelo, south of the Chikuni Mission in the south of Zambia February 23, 2015. The caregivers in the Jesuit-run home-based care project at the Chikuni Mission run a capacity-building and empowerment project at the household level, offering training and assistance in crop-growing and animal rearing, as well as offering companionship, pastoral care and monitoring antiretroviral treatment compliance of HIV-AIDS patients.