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How One Photo Changed the Lives of a Refugee Father and Son

Photographer Mehmet Aslan captured an image in April 2021 of a father and son with amputated limbs in a Turkish refugee camp. His powerful shot went on to tug at heartstrings, win a prestigious international photo competition, go viral online, and completely transform the subjects' lives.

This Whale Photo Just Won $120,000

HIPA has announced this year's winners of its prestigious international photography contest. This year's theme was "Water," and Australian photographer Jasmine Carey won the $120,000 grand prize with an ethereal photo of a mother humpback whale sleeping next to her two-week-old baby.

Twitter Beefs: The Photo Industry Fights Over Photo Contests

Late Winter and early Spring bring another cycle of photo contest season – that time of year when many major prizes are announced (especially in the photojournalism realm). And with each year brings another round of punditry regarding the value of photo contests and an almost inevitable controversy regarding the winners.