Children with hope in Tanzania

PhotographerHirotaka Tanaka
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Faces of children with various background. some are from orphan's home, some are from semi-arid area where no drinking water is found, some are from ordinary family. Even though their background is different, they live with smiles just like we do.

About Photographer

I was born and raised in Japan and left for Britain when I was 18 to pursue my academic interest that eventually had me stay in mid-England for 4 years. I majored International Relations with Spanish for my Bachelor. After staying in Rome, Italy for about a year right after Uni graduation to study Italian language and Italian wine, I finally went back to Japan to start my career as an interpreter. Having worked for 7 years in japan, I decided to put my foot in the field of international cooperation, and my first choice was to join Japanese governmental organization called JICA as an oversea volunteer in 2008 and this was the point where I actually started taking photos in Africa. Eventually I spent 2 years working for Tanzanian government followed by ongoing working experience in S. Sudan as a NGO field coordinator for humanitarian project. Currently I work in S. Sudan and also keep taking photos both in Digital and B&W film.