I’ve just heard some good news and I wanted to share it with you – I’ve been awarded a prize in the Jura Scotch Whisky ‘Community Spirit’ photography competition. Photographic entries needed to capture a sense of community spirit; my entry was this recent shot of the boys of the Dharavi Slum in Mumbai, India, which I published here on the blog a few weeks back, who despite their relative lack of material possessions epitomised for me what ‘community’ is all about:
The competition was open to photographers worldwide who were divided into three groups depending on their place of residence: U.S.A., U.K., and the Rest of the World. My entry was awarded first prize in the ‘Rest of the World’ category. Some of the other winning photographs are shown here.
The prize is a week’s trip to the Jura Lodge on the remote and beautiful Scottish Isle of Jura (population around 180), together with an Olympus PEN camera, a day’s photography training and a bottle of Diurach’s Own 16-year-old malt whisky which is distilled on Jura, a dram or two of which I imagine I might enjoy in the evenings after a day’s photography on the island.
Slàinte mhath (cheers!) as they say in Scotland!