Photo Gallery: IFES 2015 Photography Contest Winner and Finalists
An image of two Fulani women patiently queueing to register to vote in Nigeria’s 2015 historic elections received top honors in the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) 2015 Photography Contest. In Kwara state, where the photo was taken, people of Fulani ethnicity are a minority among the much larger Yoruba and Hausa groups.
IFES selected six photographs of elections and other civic activities as finalists in the democracy-themed contest. More than 100 images were entered in the competition, which was open to all levels of photographers and encouraged submissions that captured the essence of IFES’ core areas of work: electoral integrity, participation and inclusion, accountability, and women’s empowerment.
Nena Lukin won both the Grand Prize, selected by a panel of professional photographers, and IFES Choice Award, selected by IFES staff, with the photograph “Fulani Women Queuing,” which depicts two generations of Fulani women waiting in line to cast their ballots.
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