Photoshare (www.photoshare.org <https://mail.jhsph.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.photoshare.org/
> ) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2nd Annual 2007 Photoshare Development Photography Award: Ashok Bhurtyal. This is awarded exclusively to a photographer from a developing country/emerging economy as a part of Photoshare's effort to promote photography as a vital tool for communicating international health and development issues. Photoshare's Development Photography Award advances digital camera technologies by providing the tools and resources needed to document global public health interventions. As winner of this award, Ashok will receive a Canon digital camera.
Ashok Bhurtyal is an enthusiastic amateur photographer and rural health worker in Nepal who believes photography is an important tool for improving health and saving lives. Bhurtyal says photography can be used to "generate an understanding of the situation of rural Nepali people among the influential people and the public at large. I believe this understanding will prompt health activities and collaboration between the health and development sectors."
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Center for Communication Programs
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