Writer, photojournalist and blogger, Joshua Newtown has won the 2004 Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award.
His photograph of a Chamar Dalit woman falling into frenzy at a prayer session in an Uttar Pradesh village was chosen for the Special Prize under the category of ‘Women and new slavery’. He will receive Euros 1500 (Rs. 78,000 approx) and a citation. The award is instituted by global humanitarian organisation Médicos del Mundo based in Madrid, Spain.
A former freelancer with Associated Press and Blitz Weekly, Newton has reported for over fifty print and web publications around the world. He runs a popular blog-column called REPORTAGE.
Newton will attend the awards ceremony in Madrid on January 25, 2005. An exhibition of award-winning photographs will tour European countries for the next two years. Interested in submitting your work for this competition? Click here to download the PDF.