Sebastião Salgado and Scott Kelby Named Special Award Recipients by HIPA

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The Photography Appreciation Award and Photographic Research/Report Award will be presented at HIPA’s 4th annual awards ceremony in Dubai. Photo Life has been invited as part of the Technical Imaging Press Association, which will hold its annual meeting in Dubai in the coming weeks.

The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award Board of Trustees is delighted have announced the recipients of HIPA’s special recognition awards for the 4th season of competition (Life in Colour). The recipients will be celebrated at the 4th annual awards ceremony on Monday, March 16, in Dubai. Brazilian photographer and photojournalist Sebastião Salgado will be presented with the Photography Appreciation Award for his services and long-standing commitment to enhancing the art of photography. The Photography Research/Report award is set to be presented to world-renowned American photographer and author Scott Kelby for his book series The Digital Photography Book.

Sebastião Salgado Sebastiao-Salgado
Brazilian photographer Salgado began his professional photography career in 1973 in Paris. He worked with various photo agencies until 1994, when along with his wife, he formed Amazonas Images, an organization created exclusively for his work. Salgado has travelled to over 100 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these works have appeared in numerous print publications and have also been presented in various major books.

In 2004, Salgado began the Genesis project, aiming at presenting the unblemished face of nature and humanity. Genesis consists of a series of landscape and wildlife photographs, as well as photographs of human communities that continue to live in accordance with their ancestral traditions and cultures.

Scott Kelby Scott-Kelby
Scott Kelby is the editor, publisher, and co-founder of Photoshop User magazine and is co-host of the influential weekly photography talk show The Grid. He is also president of the online training, education and publishing firm KelbyOne.

Kelby is an award-winning author of more than 80 books, including The Digital Photography Book series, The Adobe Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, and Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop.

Due to the unprecedented popularity of The Digital Photography Book series, they have been translated into several languages, benefiting generations of photographers around the world and, in turn, making Kelby one of the best-selling authors in the field of photography and one of the most successful in all genres.

Commenting on the announcement of the recipients of the special categories, the Secretary General of HIPA, His Excellency Ali bin Thalith said, “We are delighted to have Sebastião Salgado and Scott Kelby, two of the photography world’s real heavyweights, as the special awards recipients for this season’s Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award. These two gentlemen have achieved countless milestones throughout their respective careers and we are delighted to be recognizing them on behalf of HIPA, at our 4th Awards Ceremony on the 16th of March.”

All winners of the fourth season of the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) are set to be announced at the 4th annual awards ceremony under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai on March 16, 2015, at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

With a grand prize of $120,000 and an overall prize pool of $400,000, the categories for the 4th season of HIPA are Life in Colour (which also serves as the main theme), General, Faces (Black & White), and Night Photography.

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