Photographers shoot for United Nations
August 16, 2010
Picture credit: Emily Rycroft
A photograph captured by a 15-year-old Briton is among the best images from the Shoot Nations charity project to win a permanent position at the United Nations.
The winning photo, called Electric City Ghost (see below), was captured by Lazar Bogdanovic from Serbia who beat more than 1,800 entries to top spot – a record for the competition.
The winners, who had been asked to interpret the theme of ?City Living?, were flown to New York for the announcement – to coincide with International Youth Day on 12 August.
Among them was UK winner Emily Rycroft who presented a photographic collage of the best 48 photos to the United Nations Secretariat building, where it will go on permanent display in a giant lightbox.
Emily, whose picture was chosen by MTV viewers (see above), said: ?Shoot Nations has helped me in more ways than I can imagine – it?s shown me that if I really put my mind to something, I can achieve??
The project is the brainchild of children?s charity Plan UK and run in partnership with photographic event organisers Shoot Experience.
The exhibition is expected to tour to venues including City Hall in London from 2-23
September and The National Museums Liverpool at a date yet to be announced.
To view the winning images visit www.shootnations.org/gallery/shoot-nations-2010
Picture credit: Lazar Bogdanovic