Show the World What Moves You
Echoing Green's Show the World What Moves You Challenge received thousands of views and generated incredible photo submissions and stories from users around the world, inlcuding Uganda, Hong Kong, Jamaica, the Philippines, and Mexico.
Grand Prize Winner Charles Raben of Brooklyn was awarded a gold digital camera for his stunning image. He writes, "I enjoy sharing my philosophical musings and taking photographs. I am a respectable gentleman born of an interior designer and a psychoanalyst. I currently reside in New York City and have been traveling since birth. By my thirteenth year of life, I had traveled to Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, UAE, Oman, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Burma and Vietnam." Follow his Tumblr or check out more great shots on his Flickr.
Grand Prize Winner submission from Charles Raben
"Despite my lack of sleep. I loved Burma. Especially for this photo. I was ready to leave Shwe Dagon Pagoda after taking multiple shots but I crossed paths with this man. I was totally captivated by his knowledge, enthusiasm and happiness. I spoke to him from morning to evening. We spoke about life and philosophy. It was truly a great experience. I will surely miss his presence."
Runner Up submission by Reyhman Ilyas
"Elite School kids don’t learn what these kids at an orphanage in Lahore, Pakistan see everyday. No Punjabi,Pathan, Afghan immigrant, Sindhi, Balochi. No Hatred. We are all one nation.We are all one world. (Picture taken at SOS Children’s Village Pakistan)"
Runner Up Submission by I know society won’t accept me for who I am.” Iravati exclaims. Out of over a million Trans-genders estimated to be living in India, a majority of them face harassment and discrimination from the mainstream society. When I look at her, I realize that she is one of us—she laughs, she loves to be loved, she cares for people around her and aspires to enjoy her life. But her existence is rarely acknowledged. Even today majority of the government forms do not have a third checkbox to accommodate her gender identity.
Isn’t it high time for us to include a third checkbox?"
Runner Up Submission by Isabellask
"Karatu, Tanzania. East Africa. This is a captivating look into the eyes of extreme poverty through the barefoot, street children whose faces are smeared with the red dirt that blankets the village ground. This fleeting moment contributed to a shift in perspective that sparked a change in the trajectory of my future. A feeble educational system, neglect and abuse, an undersupply of healthcare access and worst of all, a scarcity of the fundamentals: food and clean water. Distressing, but existent. These children represent only a minute number of the many individuals globally, in relatable circumstances. These red stained faces reaffirmed my moral and social responsibility to commit to a purpose that is greater than myself and to work in global health policy to alleviate the widespread monstrosity. I am inspired to grow in knowledge to spread awareness, evolve with an active courage, and utilize the resources that are available to me as a product of the developed world."
Runner Up Submission by Lindsaymp
"I am continually moved by the strength, determination and courage of women and girls around the world. Despite adversity, poverty, frustrations, social constructs and more, women stand tall together as the backbone of society, never allowing hardships to dictate her and who she becomes."
If you're feeling inspired you can still submit your own photo of what moves you. Or tell us how you "Envision Your Legacy in Five Words or Less."
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