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Copyright © 2019 LBS Photography Awards

2018 Winner and 

Shortlisted Artists

  

The 2018 edition received more than 200 submissions over a period of 6 months. There were entries from over 50 countries across a huge variety of topics. 

Our jury shortlisted 11 entries that best reflected our theme. The winner was announced at London Business School where the exhibition was open to the public and guest speakers complemented the visual experience. 

620 million Africans live without electrical power. Not only do electricity shortages in Africa represent a major obstacle for the continent’s growth, development and industrialisation, but they also put a threat on health and security. Merely 25% of the inhabitants of sub-Saharan Africa have access to electricity, and on an irregular basis. This number drops to 8% in rural zones. 48 African countries counting 800 million inhabitants generate the electricity equivalent to Spain, which has a population of 45 million. 

STORY AWARD

AFRICA LIVING WITHOUT ELECTRICITY

PASCAL MAITRE

Shortlisted Artists

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An Aerotropolis is an urban form whose layout, infrastructure, and economy are centered on an airport, offering businesses speedy connectivity to suppliers, customers, and enterprise partners worldwide. It is a city that’s less connected to its direct neighbours than to its peers thousands of miles away. An Aerotropolis is deeply rooted in globalisation, allowing transportation of goods and intellect. 

AEROTROPOLIS,

THE WAY WE'LL LIVE NEXT

GIULIO DE STURCO

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61-year-old Md. Alamgir is a dreamer with a difference: he dreams not about himself, but about the community he belongs to, Darapara – one of the most wretched slums along the railway tracks of Tiljala (Kolkata). More than 70,000 slum dwellers reside below the poverty line. He has waged a lone and arduous battle to ensure that almost every child in the slum can now sign, read and write. 

THE SLUMTOWN CHRONICLES

SUDIPTO DAS

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​In China today, a new Great Wall is being built not of stone, but of trees. Its aim: to hold back China’s vast and expanding deserts. The project is officially dubbed the Green Great Wall. Aiming to plant some 88 million acres of protective forests in an area larger than California, it is easily the biggest tree-planting project in human history. 

CAN CHINA'S GREAT GREEN WALL 

KEEP THE DESERT AWAY

IAN TEH

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Turquoise Mountain hs created the Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture in Murad Khani, passing the traditions of woodwork, ceramics, jewellery and calligraphy on to the next generation. Artisan graduates set up businesses – mostly in Murad Khani – and now work with international designers and clients. $5,000,000 in sales meant more training and jobs for almost 1,000 artisans.

TURQUOISE MOUNTAIN:

ARTISTS TRANSFORMING AFGHANISTAN

CURATED BY SHOSHANA STEWART

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Night shifts, once the preserve of industrial sectors, are now significantly spreading to the service sectors and occupying a place of first order in areas such as communications and trade. Shift work, even at night and on holidays, now covers more than 8 million workers who could develop psychosomatic repercussions. 

LAY OFF

BENEDETTA RISTORI

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​Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most difficult and dangerous places in the world to practice conservation. The park leaders have worked with experts from the EU to create sustainable and clean hydropower schemes. Virunga’s hydroelectric power station can change the face of the region and offer opportunities to its communities.

VIRUNGA'S HYDROELECTRIC PROMISE

BRENT STIRTON

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1 in 3 women says her gender has negatively impacted her career in innovation. Women’s participation in the innovation ecosystem is crucial to the development of work that will truly change the world. Pictured here are some of the 34 Women in Innovation Award Holders from Innovate UK’s first competition solely for women. 

WOMEN IN INNOVATION

AMELIA TROUBRIDGE

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In 2016, the people living on the tiny Isle de Jean Charles in coastal Louisiana became the nation’s first official “climate refugees”, thanks to a US federal grant that gives them a chance to move to higher ground – away from the rising water that threatens their two-century-old Gulf Coast community.

LEAVING PARADISE

KATHLEEN FLYNN

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The Persian Gulf is on the brink of destroying its natural environment of global migrant species. This essay documents threatened ecosystems of the Persian Gulf to promote wider understanding and capacity building by UK-based NGOs and conservation groups. 

SHIFTING SANDS

TOBY SMITH

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In Kenya, about three-quarters of the population is at risk from malaria. Malaria remains the leading cause of mortality in Kenya, killing an estimated 30,000 people every year – most of them children under 5 years old. At the US Army Medical Research Unit-Kombewa clinic, scientists work with global healthcare company Novartis in conducting research and running clinical trials for antimalarial vaccines and drugs.

A LIFE DEDICATED TO FIGHTING MALARIA

NOVARTIS INTERNATIONAL

BRENT STIRTON FOR NOVARTIS AG