An image by Edwin Ong Wee Kee taken on a recent photo trip to North Korea has won the HIPA contest prize, which is open to the global photography community.
Edwin Ong Wee Kee woke $120,000 richer this morning after winning the Grand Prize for a single image at the 2019 Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (HIPA) on Wednesday, March 13. This is the eighth year HIPA has given the award.
A Hasselblad dangling from his neck, Ishikawa captures portraits from his daily life: the marginalized, the poor, the homeless, drug addicts, transexuals. They occupy the lowest rung in a deeply hierarchical society.