Award winning photos
Winners International Forest Photograph Contest.
Atakan Baykal, TurkeyBudur by Atakan Baykal, Turkey
Atakan Baykal is a forest engineer living in Turkey. His adventure in photography started in 1997. He has been a professional Nature Photographer with the general Directorate of Forestry (GDF) since 2008. He captures Turkish Forests through documentaries and photographs.
Atakan was born in Kirklareli, Turkey in 1979. He graduated from Istanbul University – Forestry Faculty in 2000. He has worked in the GDF since 2002.
Riccardo Gangale, ItalyFaces of the Mau: Community Leader by Riccardo Gangale, Italy
Riccardo has documented visual journeys from ‘Food for the cities’ in Ethiopia for FAO, the struggle of landless people in South Africa, withdrawal of the Rwandan troops from Congo, gacaca trials in Rwanda, to the daily life and living condition of the Casbah in Algiers for galbe.com. Riccardo has undertaken assignments for UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP, WHO and the Global Fund in Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Somalia. Based in Kigali from 2003 to 2008, Riccardo worked as a freelance correspondent for the Associated Press for the Great Lakes region, covering socio-political issues in Congo Burundi, Uganda and Kenya. From 2008 to date Riccardo has been based in Nairobi.
Riccardo was born in Rome, Italy in 1975. He has a Masters in professional. His photographs have been published in the New York Times, Time Magazine, The Guardian, Liberation, Der Spiegel, Le Monde and The Washington Post.
Prasetyo Nurramdhan, IndonesiaMorning from Situ Gunung by Prasetyo Nurramdhan, Indonesia
Prasetyo was born in Bandung, Indonesia in 1992. He was first attracted to photography in high school and is a self- taught photographer. Prasetyo now lives in Jakarta.
Olga Lavrushko, UkraineMy favorite place by Olga Lavrushko, Ukraine
Olga was born in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine in 1991. In June 2013 she will graduate from the Zaporizhzhian State Engineering Academy. Olga is an explorer at heart — discovering cities on her bicycle always with a camera at hand. She draws inspiration from everything from long walks to music festivals.
Eka Fendiaspara, IndonesiaPahmung krui Damar Forest by Eka Fendiaspara, Indonesia
Eka revels in landscape, wildlife and nature photography. While he studied to be a teacher of mathematics, he took classes in photography – turning his hobby into a second career.
Eka Fendiaspara was born in Padang Ratu, Indonesia in 1983. Since 2007 he has been teaching math in a high school in West Lampung and at the Terbuka University since 2012. In 2010 he became an instructor of an extracurricular photography class. He continues to be an active contributor to a number of online photography communities.
Pablo Pro, SpainSleeping beauty by Pablo Pro, Spain
Pablo specializes in films and documentaries on nature and social issues. He has worked on Child of our Time (BBC), Earth Story and On the Road. Pablo has also been commissioned by the National Geographic, BBC, Canal Plus France and Discovery Channel.
In Spain, Pablo has worked as a camera operator for many flagship productions. He has also worked in the field of advertising as Director of Photography for Coca-Cola, Aquafina, Nike and Telefonica. From 2003 to 2007 he taught courses on photography at the Film School in San Antonio de los Ba os, Cuba.
Pablo was born in 1968 in Madrid, Spain. In 1993 he graduated with a degree in Cinematography. He is the recipient of Best Photography Awards for La China 2007, En el hoyo 2008 and El Palacio de la luna 2009.