24 June 2011 - Geneva - The Images to Stop Tuberculosis award is open for entries until 20 July. The award, which has the goal of promoting creation of outstanding photos depicting prevention and treatment of tuberculosis (TB), is sponsored by the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership.
Photographers are invited to submit their work for consideration. An international jury of photography experts and representatives from UN and other partner organizations and chaired by internationally renowned photojournalist Gary Knight will select the winning photographer. The winner will receive US$ 5000 in prize money and a US$ 5000 grant to produce photo reportage about TB, a disease that takes the lives of 1.7 million people each year.
The 2010 award went to Misha Friedman, who was born in 1977 in the Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic (now the Republic of Moldova) and relocated to the United States in 1991. For the award assignment Mr Friedman travelled to Donetsk, Ukraine.
The reportage was featured in the Ukrainian magazine Focus and in Time magazine online, among other publications. Photos from the reportage are available for viewing on the Stop TB Partnership web site.
Applicants for the 2011 award must submit a portfolio of 10 to 15 photographs depicting health-related issues. All entries must be received at the Stop TB Partnership by 20 July 2011. The name of the winner will be announced in October 2011.