published Jul 15, 2013 | updated Oct 21, 2013
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan’s still image entitled ‘Worker’ won the Best Photo prize in the global category of International Labour Organization (ILO) Youth Employment Programme’s ‘Work4Youth’ contest.
Hasan’s photo was chosen among the hundreds of entries submitted by photographers across the globe. The objective of the contest was to “highlight the challenges young people face in the workplace, as well as propose innovative ideas to address them,” as cited in the contest’s official web page.
The Bangladeshi photographer was an ACFJ scholar when he took the DPJ in 2011. He was among the 14 students of the seventh batch of the program. Before enrolling in the DPJ, he studied film and video production at the UBS Film School, University of Sydney.
Hasan has prestigious awards both in photography and short film under his belt. These include nominations in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass and Ian Parry Scholarship.
His photo essay entitled ‘Park Life,’ which was shortlisted in the professional category (lifestyle) of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards early this year, was recently featured by the online publications CFYE Magazine and Aksgar Magazine.
Hasan also shared that the diploma in photojournalism (DPJ) helped him view the world more analytically. For him, the DPJ “…is an intensive program for working photojournalists that help to sharpen visual communication, independent research, critically thinking and moreover professional approach.”