one, has been shortlisted for the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, selected by a jury and includes photographers from 14 countries. The winners will be announced on August 7 in Moscow.
He has since been transferred to Independent’s African News Agency.
Executive chairman of Independent Media Dr Iqbal Survé said: “Phando’s ability as a young photographer goes without saying.
“He has captured moments that convey stories and his heart-wrenching pictures have brought change to the lives of many people. To be shortlisted in one of the most prestigious international photographic competitions for young photojournalists is a testament to his skill and bravery for always getting the shot. I am immensely proud of Phando for being the first South African photojournalist to be shortlisted in this contest.”
As previously, the winning photos will be displayed not only in Russia but abroad until the end of the year.
This year, the number of countries taking part has increased, securing the contest’s status as a prestigious international platform that discovers new names in world photography.
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