Coming in ahead of thousands of images from over a hundred countries, the winning entries from ‘The Other Hundred’ project have been announced. The Other Hundred is a new photography project exploring a counterpoint to media rich lists such as the ‘Forbes 100’ by focusing on those who are not rich but who still deserve to be celebrated.
The winning entries range from images of young factory workers in China to a cowgirl in Montana and many other striking and telling images. Andrea Diefenbach, from Cantemir, Moldova, was one of the winners with a photograph telling the story of a woman called Tanja who paid traffickers to transport her to Italy, where she works illegally as a personal care assistant for elderly people. When she left, Tanja’s three daughters, twelve, ten, and seven, lived for three years on their own before being taken in by various families to whom Tanja sends money. Diefenbach’s moving photograph, captures Carolina, 11, calling her mother, Tanja, in Italy.
Winning entry, photograph by Andrea Diefenbach.
Selected from a total of 11,000 images from 158 countries, the winning entries tell 100 stories from 91 countries around the world. The full list of names can be found here and a preview of the 100 winning entries is available on The Other Hundred website.
The Other Hundred is a not-for-profit project conceived by Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow, a Hong Kong-based social venture Think Tank. To read more about The Other Hundred read an earlier article I wrote about the project here.