Entry date for "The Other Hundred" extended to 15th April

Some of you might remember Ruth Eichhorn who was one of the participants in Chobi Mela VII. Ruth is one of the jury members for “The Other Hundred” contest. Here is some information on the contest.
Dear Shahidul ,
I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to follow-up on our earlier invitation to you to participate in a unique non-profit photography project called The Other Hundred.
The Other Hundred is a counterpoint to the Forbes 100, Bloomberg Billionaires list and the countless other rich-lists that are constantly making headlines and filling newsstands. This global non-profit project will be a collection of photo essays from world-class photographers and photojournalists from across the globe highlighting the world?s Other Hundred ? those people who aren?t among the world?s rich, but whose lives deserve to be celebrated. We very much admire your work and hope you are interested in participating.
In light of the large number of submissions we have been receiving in the final weeks of the open call – from over 600 participants in 100 countries – the submission deadline has been specially extended to April 15th2013 to ensure all professional committed participants sufficient time to get their entries in. We hope that the extra time will allow you to participate.
The competition is free to enter and entries will be judged by our world-renowned jury composed of Ruth Eichhorn, Richard Hsu and Stephen Wilkes. Those selected will have their work published in a large-format, hard-cover book, in addition to receiving an honorarium of US$300.
We are also pleased to announce that The New York Times / International Herald Tribune has agreed to be The Other Hundred?s official media sponsor and that the project was featured on BBC World News.
Additional details of this project can be found at http://www.theotherhundred.com/opencall/faq.html, which we strongly encourage you to read before submitting, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
If you happen to submit or commit to submit to our project previously, please forgive our duplicated efforts. Thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon.
Hope you enjoy a great Easter holiday!
The Other Hundred Team | info@theotherhundred.com (852) 3571-8103

Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.”

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