Sharing the good news that my work had won recognition in Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3) “State of the World” Photography Competition. Out of 500 submissions worldwide, one collection of my work was chosen in the Curatorial Selection and the second group shortlisted. I am honoured to receive such credit.

Links to my work :

https://px3.fr/winners/hm/2020/1-92521-20/

https://px3.fr/winners/curator/2020/1-92340-20

PX3 Facebook page : https://m.facebook.com/Px3.ParisPhotographyPrize/

3 winning images in this year’s Lancet’s Hightlight Competition.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)33060-0/fulltext

Malaria in Bandarban Track, Bangladesh
( Project with BRAC, Bangladesh )
Malaria Alert in Cham Village, Cambodia
( Project with World Health Organisation , Cambodia )
Highlighting Tuberculosis in Bandung, Indonesia
( Project with Dr Bachti Alisjahbana from Universitas Padjadjaran in Bandung, Indonesia )

PICTURING DENGUE IN VIETNAM

In August, 2019, Pearl was invited to lead a dengue photography project at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU), which works in partnership with the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

This Lancet article features 8 of Pearl’s dengue photographs captured on this trip.

For the full article , please click on Lancet Link : https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)32940-X/fulltext

Winner of FIGO Photography Award

Pearl Gan is the Winner of the FIGO Photography Award 2019. This announcement is featured in the FIGO’s October newsletter. You can see the winning photo and Pearl’s quotes published in FIGO’s October newsletter . This is aligned to the UN’s International Day of Rural Women.

https://www.figo.org/news/winner-2019-figo-photo-competition-0016257

I met Wini Pradina and her baby in Puskesmas Cipadung neighbourhood in Bandung, Indonesia. I just finished my day photographing tuberculosis patients and health workers in the Puskesmas Cipadung and was about to leave the local health centre when I saw the mother and child just leaving the tuberculosis clinic after a health check for tuberculosis . Wini’s husband is working as a garbage collector for their neighbourhood , including the puskemas (the local health centre ). His job has a high risk of contracting tuberculosis due to the exposure to infected patients in the local health centre. Hence regular check ups for the family is important.
I was captivated by the face of my subject, Ms Wini Pradina and the way she slings her little baby in her traditional sarong wrap. Like many of those in the disadvantaged families in the periphery of Indonesia, she had to struggle through life looking after the health of her family. I wish I could do more to help people. This wish inspires my mission as a photographer for infectious diseases; to continue my role in raising awareness and in facilitating the education of the general public about infectious diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis. Through my captured images, I hope to create an emotional connection between the viewers and the plight of the subjects. An informed public can help facilitate global efforts to help to make their lives much better and to eliminate infectious diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis once and for all.