Winners of the GLEN Photo Competition

Posted on April 5, 2012

Every cycle, GLEN organises a Photo competition among their participants of both the GLEN Anglo and GeCo seminar group. Its purpose is to capture moments of the GLEN cycle from the participants and to find a practical application for the CONCORD Code of Conduct on Images and Messages which is an integral part of the GLEN Multipliers’ Training Cycle.

Last year, the GLEN participants decided on 4 categories to which they were then asked to submit photos for the Competition. Find below the categories and the winners. We congratulate the winners once more and thank everybody who took part in the Photo Competition of the Cycle 2011!

Category 1: People in motion/Les gens en mouvement

Miroslava Furjelová - Burkina Faso

Sowing seeds of hope

Women from the village of Kougpéla in Burkina Faso are sowing new varieties of onions during a training. It should help them to better food security and ensure income to their households. Then they can e.g. afford schooling for their children.

 

Category 2: Emotions

Maarit Cimolonskas - Georgia

I noticed that many Georgians do not like to express their emotions on photos, although they are completely different in real life. I wanted to make a photo with different generations on it (from the left: my host mother Hatuna, my host grandmother Ketino, our family’s little friend Sopiko). It was a beautiful morning, we were laughing and chatting but as soon as I started making the photo, both adults changed their grimasses. I wanted to ask “Why so serious?” and insisted something a little bit joyful. So the other is the outcome! Win!

 

Category 3: Speed/Vitesse

Maarit Cimolonskas - Georgia

We think we have plenty of time for everything our heart and mind want to do. But at one point we will look back at everything we have done, thinking why time has run so fast. Try everything, live, laugh and you will discover how far you can fly!

 

Category 4: Connections

Camille Raffier - Benin

“Un soir, aidée par une coupure de courant la nuit tombe une fois de plus sur ce village béninois. Entouré par la brousse avec ses animaux, ses plantes démesurées et ses esprits il vit. Après avoir ri, parlé, crié, les bouches se sont tues. Tous assis dans le noir la messe commence. Deux hommes s’en chargeront. Le premier tire de son sac de toile une vielle bouteille au verre poli, où on peut lire sur l’étiquette écorchée « DRY GIN ». Le deuxième, lui, le guide à l’aide d’une lampe de poche aux plastiques colorés. Plusieurs fois il tape dessus pour que la lumière revienne, sans broncher. De son autre main il attrape un de ces petits verres où se noyaient les grands esprits. Il le tend. On verse le liquide du bec cassé de la bouteille. Délicatesse du geste, une attention toute particulière. Le silence est tel qu’on entend cet alcool de palmier s’écouler. Tout le monde écoute d’ailleurs, regarde aussi, moment de communion nocturne. Les mains se tendent une par une, chacun son tour. Chacune leur tour, les moues se renfrognent. Certaines restent blêmes l’œil étincelant. Après ce silence un rire éclate, les bouches se mouvent, les langues claquent, la soirée commence.”

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