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Pascal Maitre’s winning submission documented how a large part of Africa still lives without electricity and how this impacts the its society and the living standards.
Entries for the 2019 LBS Photography Awards are now being accepted.
The annual awards aim to inspire photographers, creative thinkers and businesses from around the globe to reflect on their lasting impact on the world.
The theme for the 2019 competition, 'When Worlds Collide', highlights the power of business innovation to join previously disconnected ideas. The concept will be a starting point for a broad range of creative interpretations.
Professional and amateur photographers from the UK and overseas may submit work to this year's awards. Entries should reflect the 2019 theme, and comprise a series of five to 10 photographs and a 500-word supporting document.
The LBS Photography Awards is a student-led initiative established by London Business School’s LBS Photography Club. The competition champions stories that challenge common perceptions of environmental, social and economic issues.
Pascal Maitre won the 2018 competition with his photographic essay ‘Africa Living Without Electricity’. The photographer, whose work featured on The Guardian’s website following the competition, said it was a great honour to win the award.
“It gives me the chance to share my story with an audience who would not normally see my work,” he said.
“Photography has a unique role to play in conveying messages about society and sustainability. The impact, the magic and the emotion captured in a single image can live on in memory and history long after the moment it shows has passed.”
Submissions to the 2019 LBS Photography Awards must be made through the event’s official website. Entries close on Friday, 22 March 2019.