Sustainability Stories Photo and Video Competition: Shortlist Revealed

  • 2021/07/05     Dresden, Germany

    UNU-FLORES and the Technische Sammlungen Dresden present their shortlist for the Sustainability Stories Photo and Video Competition, selected from more than 400 entries from almost 40 countries.

    In a bid to explore the Resource Nexus and sustainability in images, UNU-FLORES and the Technische Sammlungen Dresden invited both amateurs and professionals to submit photographs and videos in conjunction with the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development 2021. Hundreds of entries have been pared down to a shortlist of 22, with the final winners set to be announced on Friday, 9 July 2021 during the Long Night of Science Dresden (Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften).

    The competition received more than 400 entries from almost 40 countries, about three-quarters of which from the Global South. The shortlisted photographers and videographers captured different perspectives on the Resource Nexus, particularly relating to agriculture, forests, circular economy, climate change, and biodiversity.

    Shortlist – photo category (in alphabetical order)

    • Alexej Sachov, Ukraine
    • Anthony Into, Philippines
    • Danilo O. Victoriano Jr., Philippines
    • Emran Hossain, Bangladesh
    • Iqro Rinaldi, Indonesia
    • Jashim Salam, Bangladesh
    • Jovi Totorea, Fiji
    • Kazi Md. Jahirul Islam, Bangladesh
    • Leyla Emektar, Turkey
    • Michele Lapini, Italy
    • Nikki Sandino M. Victoriano, Philippines
    • Soheila Esmaeili, Iran
    • Somenath Mukhopadhyay, India
    • Sujan Sarkar, India
    • Yongguang Wei, China
    • Ziaul Huque, Bangladesh

    Shortlist – video category (in alphabetical order)

    • Alkistis Voulgari, Greece
    • Angie, Germany
    • Ingrid Olivo, El Salvador
    • Jean-Michel Rolland, France
    • Shriya Shruti Misra, India
    • Uttam Kamati, India

    The judging panel consisted of the award-winning photographer on sustainability Lucas Foglia, Technische Sammlungen Dresden Museum Director Roland Schwarz, and UNU-FLORES Communications and Advocacy Lead Atiqah Fairuz Salleh.

    The shortlisted images and videos will be displayed in an exhibition at the Technische Sammlungen Dresden from 24 July 2021, to be launched at the Museums Night Dresden 2021 (Museumsnacht Dresden).

    The “Sustainability Stories” initiative is made possible with the contribution of our sponsor, Saxon State Ministry for Energy, Climate Protection, Environment and Agriculture (SMEKUL).