They are change makers, leaders, educators, and natural-born entrepreneurs. They lead by example and inspire entire generations. This year, the Trust Women photo award celebrated powerful, strong and creative women who take initiative and go the extra mile to literally make things happen. The Trust Women Photo Award is an amazing opportunity for aspiring photographers to showcase their work and get full recognition for their talent.

This year, India-based photojournalist Prabir Talukdar has been unveiled as the winner of the 2015 Trust Women Photo Award. Prabir’s work was selected from nearly 500 submissions received from countries as diverse as Egypt, Kenya, Spain, and Brazil showcasing inspirational women who take the lead to advance their families, communities and society at large.

The competition, launched earlier this January, challenged aspiring photographers and photojournalists around the world to submit images capturing the lives and stories of remarkable women in their communities. #WomenMakeItHappen reached six million people on social media.

In March, 10 finalists were selected by a distinguished panel of experts, Finalists were asked to submit a portfolio of images shot on a Microsoft Lumia 930 device illustrating women’s empowerment. From these 10 portfolios, the judges picked Prabir as the winner.

In addition to the Award, Prabir will receive an all expenses paid trip to attend a week-long professional training course on Mobile Journalism organised and run by Thomson Reuters Foundation, and a Microsoft Lumia 930 phone. Prabir’s work will also be showcased at the upcoming Trust Women Conference 17-18 November in London. Trust Women is the world’s leading conference dedicated to putting the rule of law behind women’s rights and to fighting modern-day slavery.

The submissions for the 2015 Trust Women Photo Competition are now closed.


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India-based photojournalist Prabir Talukdar has been unveiled as the winner of the 2015 Trust Women Photo Award. We spoke to Prabir about his career and the challenges facing women in India. Read our interview.

Every year, the Trust Women conference gathers delegates from around the world to put women’s rights on the agenda. Delegates forge tangible commitments to take action and to empower women to know and defend their rights. Find out more.