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About the Connect4Climate Photo and Video Competition 2011
Competition Closed November 15, 2011
The Competition: In the run-up to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 17) in Durban, South Africa this December, Connect4Climate launched a photo and video challenge on climate change People from the ages of 13 to 35 were invited to share their personal climate change stories focused on Africa around six themes: Agriculture, Energy, Forests, Gender, Health and Water - see all the submission on our Facebook App.
Through photos and short videos, participants shared with us how climate change is affecting their lives, families, communities and environments. The selected winners were announced at a high-profile award ceremony at COP17 in Durban. World leaders and prominent climate change thinkers will got a chance to look, listen, and learn about these climate stories.
John Christopher Anderson, founder of Momenta Group, has been an active player in the photographic industry for over a decade. His most recent experience, prior to launching Momenta Group, was as a Photo and Illustrations Editor for National Geographic Society. During his time there, he edited 16 books and worked on numerous other projects. During his time there he was honored to work in conjunction with many notable individuals and organizations such as James Cameron, Walden Media, Lucas Film, NOAA, NASA, Magnum Photos, Silvia Earl, and all of the current and past National Geographic photographers.
Over a decade ago, John began his career as a news photographer working at distinguished New England daily newspapers and as a freelance news photographer around the world. Upon receiving a Master’s Degree in photojournalism from Syracuse’s Newhouse School of Communications, he was chosen by Steve McCurry to help develop his photographic studios in New York during a period of growth.
After this project, John took a position as a Photo Editor at AOL News at their main offices in Virginia. He would go on to work with AOL frequently over the years in both editorial and product development capacities. He was one of many lucky individuals to help shape the photographic vision of the organization in it’s strongest years.
In 2008, Chris and Seth Butler founded Momenta Workshops after years of organizing and teaching photojournalism workshops together around the world for private clients. The company has grown to include a creative, educational and consulting divisions which Chris oversees.
His editorial experience includes daily news, concept documentary, travel publications, science topics, commerce web sites, children’s publishing, and international sports. In addition to photographic and editorial pursuits, he often consults on the topics of studio workflow management, asset management, database formulation, and high end gallery printing.
Chris is the driving force behind the goals and foundations of Momenta. He believes deeply in the training of photographers on all levels to find their vision and personal narrative story to tell the world.
Jide Adeniyi-Jones was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1952. He has worked as a professional photographer in Europe, Africa and the United States since 1974. His practice includes documentary, industrial and editorial photography.
Erin Haney is a writer, curator and art historian whose work considers the interplay of creative and civic spaces, with a particular eye to politics, activism and photography. She is the author of Photography and Africa, (2010, London), and has written for several books and articles on historical, Modernist, and contemporary artists including African Arts, Afriphoto, Aperture, Autograph-ABP, History of Photography, New Awakenings, and Theory Culture & Society. She presently works with the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Antony Kaminju is a photographer from Nairobi, Kenya, and works between Kenya and Johannesburg as an independent Photographer. He lectures part time at Witwatersrand University Journalism department. Previously, he worked as a news photographer in Nairobi with the Nation Newspaper of which he was the Photo Editor 2000 to 2005.
In South Africa he has also worked with the Sunday Times and Reuters News Agency. He now finds more satisfaction in developing photo stories at his own pace. It gives him time to understand and engage with the subject on a deeper level rather than just snapping and walking away.
He has published widely in local and International media. He has exhibited his work in Europe, Africa and Asia, Middle East. His work is also part of art collection by the Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) in France and the Wedge Gallery in Toronto, Canada.
He is founding Photographer of the Photo Multimedia Institute –East Africa (http://www.pmi-ea.com), a Photo collective.
Solomon Jagwe currently resides in the US, but hails from a small land-locked paradise tucked away in the interior of the East African Coast – the area known as ZANJ land during colonial times. The name is Uganda. He grew up on the outskirts of the capital city – Kampala, on the slopes of a hill called Mutundwe. His early childhood was in the country side – Masaka, far from the rumbles of the city traffic. While in Uganda, he worked for 3 companies. Infosat – as a website developer and artist, Photo Magic – as a photo processor and photographer and C&MS – as an artist and web development instructor. After graduating from secondary school – A Level, he came to the US in 1996 to complete his degree in Art. Jagwe graduated in the Spring of 1999 after attending Ohio Valley University, Montgomery College and George Mason University. He majored in Art and Visual Technology with an Emphasis on 3D Environment Design and modeling, Character Modeling and Animation, Vehicle Modeling and Simulation.
Jagwe enjoys his work tremendously and is forever grateful to God for blessing him with a gift he can share with the rest of the world. He has been blessed with a beautiful wife, Nerissa, and 2 adorable kids, Solomon and Jasmyn.
Until recently, he had been working as a 3D artist/Animator for CAMBER. His main focus is character modeling and animation, buildings and environment creation, plus mechanical modeling. He is currently working full time as an independent film director and 3D Artist/Visual Effects Artist. He is also working as a 3D Consultant in the areas of Concept Design, Architectural Visualisation, 3D Modeling and Animation, Matte Painting, Music Video and Documentary direction and shooting.
|First Prize for 13-17 year olds||Solar backpack with digital camera PANASONIC Lumix DMC-FS18|
|First prize for 18-24 year olds||Solar backpack with digital camera PANASONIC Lumix DMC-FS18|
|First prize for 25-35 year olds||Solar backpack with digital camera PANASONIC Lumix DMC-FT3|
|Second Prize for 13-17 year olds||
Solar backpack with MUSE portable
|Second prize for 18-24 year olds||Solar backpack with Toshiba JOURN.E TOUCH computer tablet|
|Second prize for 25-35 year olds||Solar backpack with Toshiba HD camcorder|
|Third Prize – one per each of the 3 age groups, per 6 categories||Solar backpack|
Prizes for the Video section will be awarded only by age group, not by category.
|First prize – one per age group||Solar backpack with digital camera PANASONIC Lumix DMC-FT3|
|Second Prize - one per age group||Solar backpack with Toshiba HD camcorder|
|Third Prize - one per age group||Solar backpack|
|People’s Choice Award – one winner overall determined by greatest number of votes||Solar backpack|