Beauty of Light

An exhibition showcasing the winning and shortlisted images from the third Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) is open at the London’s Royal Geographical Society now as part of a global tour running until 27th September 2013. The theme for this year’s competition was ‘Beauty of Light’ and  the overall winner was awarded £76,000 in prize money. This year’s winning submission (below) came from Osama Al Zubaidi with a striking image of two people walking through sand dunes.

There are several other categories including ‘Black & White’, ‘General’ and ‘Emirates’, the last of which celebrates the beauty of the UAE.Winners in the ‘Beauty of Light’ and ‘General’ categories have been split into entries from international photographers and photographers from the UAE, in order to encourage people from the Emirates to take part.

Below are just some of the entries and winners.