Samuel Zuder


Year of Winning Submission: 2016


Samuel Zuder lives in Hamburg. Besides his commissioned work as a freelance editorial and documentary photographer for international magazines, he has also worked on a number of personal photo projects, among them the book, Face to Faith | Mount Kailash | Tibet (2016). His work has been widely exhibited in exhibitions across Europe and Asia.

Winning Story: China


Kazuhiro Yokozeki


Year of Winning Submission: 2016

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Kazuhiro Yokozeki was born in Osaka, Japan. He studied photography at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, New York. In 2007, after working as a contract photographer at the Asahi Shimbun Publications Division in Tokyo for three years, he became a freelance photographer making documentaries. He is now based in Tokyo, Japan.

Winning Story: Japan


Claudia Wiens


Year of Winning Submission: 2016

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Claudia Wiens is a German photographer and author based in Seville, Spain. She previously lived and worked for ten years in Egypt and seven in Turkey. Her work has appeared in international publications, such as GEO, Stern, New York Times Magazine and The Guardian and she works frequently for a number of organisations, including UNICEF, GIZ and Johns Hopkins.

Winning Story: Egypt


Bernice Wong


Year of Winning Submission: 2016


Bernice Wong, born in 1988, is a documentary photographer based in Singapore. In 2014, she was awarded top prize for “Themed Body of Work” as part of the CDL Singapore Young Photographer Award. She has since published her first photo book, School of Hard Knocks. Her work has also been selected to be part of the Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase hosted by Objectifs.

Winning Story: Singapore