Filipino wins CNN’s annual LGBT pride photo award


Another Filipino won in the recently concluded Pride Photo Award, an international competition for photos about sexual and gender diversity.

Philippine photographer Cindy Aquino grabbed the Pride Photo Award 2013 from her  photo series “Bond.” Former CEO of VII Photo Agency Stephen Mayes who judged the competition said: “What makes it strong is the intimacy between these two women, the lack of any stress or self-consciousness of these women. It takes viewers into their lives.”

The following are the list of winners:

1. Extremely Normal – 2013 theme category

First prize: ‘Apt. 779′ by Irina Popova, Russia
Second prize: from the series ‘Bond’ by Cindy Aquino, Philippines
Third prize: ‘Gay Warriors’ by Tatjana Plitt, Australia

2. Gender

First prize: ‘The other side of Venus’ by Anna Schmid, Germany

Second prize: from the series ‘Typical Day’ by Alexia Zuñiga, Mexico

Third prize: ‘Gendernormality’ by Chloe Meynier, United States

3. Documentary

First prize: ‘The Pink Choice’ by Hai Thanh Nguyen (Maika Elan), Thailand

Second prize: ‘Leaving one’s tribe’ by Anna Wahlgren, Sweden

Third prize: ‘The Gay Famillies Project’ by Stefan Jora, United States

4. Open

First Prize: ‘Princesses in a land of machos’ by Nikola Frioli, Mexico

Second Prize: ‘We are Here, we are gay and we are Ugandans’ by Tadej Znidarcic, Slovenia

Third Prize: ‘Andrew and Irene’ from the series ‘At home with …’ by Richard Sandell, United Kingdom

Special Mention

‘Next time hit harder, I’m still Gay’ by Téo Jaffre, France

‘Pure’ by Joelle de Vries, the Netherlands

‘At this moment, I want to be’ by Yuan Yuan, China

‘Daddy Cool’ by Martijn Gijsbertsen, the Netherlands

Sources: CNNWorld, PridePhotoAwardOrg