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John 1st Place Winner in 2017 SDN Contest

John 1st Place Winner in 2017 SDN Contest

John Rae Wins 1st Place in SDN 2017 Contest! SDN is thrilled to preseant the winners of our recent Call for Entries, Celebrating the Global Community. The judges selected one first-place winner and four honorable mentions. The work submitted was outstanding and a clear demonstration of the commitment and interest in documentary photography and visual..
New Accion Video from Myanmar Just Released

New Accion Video from Myanmar Just Released

Newest video produced on location in Myanmar for Accion has just been released!  I spent 5 hot, long days in Yangon, Myanmar with Jim Rosenberg, Action’s Chief Communications Officer, and director Lee Skaife to produce this piece on Dawn Microfinance’s efforts to promote financial inclusion for women who own small businesses.  Accion is a global..
John Rae Winner in 2017 Px3 Contest!

John Rae Winner in 2017 Px3 Contest!

France’s Px3 has announced the winners of it’s 2017 contest and John has won Silver in the Annual Report category.  The award was taken by photography produced in India on assignment for Accion, a Boston based NGO that promotes financial inclusion worldwide. View the gallery here.
John Winner in International Color Awards 2017 Contest

John Winner in International Color Awards 2017 Contest

The ICA has announced the winners of it’s 10th annual Photo Contest and John Rae has won 2nd place in the Portrait Category. In addition John has been awarded an Honorable Mention also in the Portrait Category. The winning photograph was made in Lagos, Nigeria on assignment for Accion, a Boston based NGO that promotes..
JR Photo Story Goes Viral 14M Views

JR Photo Story Goes Viral 14M Views

The Guardian has picked up a photo story on Mobile TB clinics in Yangon, Myanmar produced by John on assignment for UNOPS.  Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death for people aged 15-49 in Myanmar.  The cost of reaching a hospital for diagnosis and treatment is prohibitive for many in Yangon. This program brings the..
John Wins Gold, Silver, and Bronze in Px3 Photo Contest!

John Wins Gold, Silver, and Bronze in Px3 Photo Contest!

Px3 has announced the winners of it’s 10th annual Photo Contest and John has won Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the Annual Report category. The PX3 contest is one of the largest and most prestigious contests in Europe with tens of thousands entries from 90 countries. The Gold Medal winning series of photographs were produced..
Accion’s Instagram Feed Finalist for Shorty Awards

Accion’s Instagram Feed Finalist for Shorty Awards

The finalists for the 2016 Shorty Awards have been announced and Accion’s Instagram feed featuring John’s photographs has been honored as a finalist in the Photography/Graphics category. Other finalists include National Geographic, GoPro, LG Mobile, and SYFY showing that Accion’s feed is punching well above it’s weight.
John Rae Winner in Comm Arts Photo Annual

John Rae Winner in Comm Arts Photo Annual

Communication Arts has announced the winners of it’s 2016 Photo Contest and John Rae has won in the Annual Report category for his series of photographs entitled “Building the Supertanker”. The winning series was produced on assignment for Gener8 Maritime at the DSME shipyard in South Korea. The Communication Arts Photo Contest is one of..
Acción Video Goes Viral!

Acción Video Goes Viral!

My video produced on location in India for Accion, a Boston based NGO that promotes financial inclusion, has gone viral garnering 1.8 million hits. The video features Reshma Babu a bright, energetic, and thoughtful young woman who contracted polio when she was just 5 months old. Reshma works at Vindhya where 4 out of 5..
UNOPS South Sudan

UNOPS South Sudan

South Sudan’ civil war is generating the second largest refugee crisis in the world. UNOPS assigned John to cover their efforts to build refugee camps, road, medical clinics, and airstrips. Without this amazing work done often under gunfire lifesaving supplies would not make it to those in need. During our time at the Agoung Thok..
Droning On

Droning On

Just got back from an assignment to Belize and the Philippines for Environmental Defense Fund. We were documenting their global efforts to save fisheries for fishers. To fulfill the assignment John is now flying a fancy drone with a 4K camera attached. Did not get arrested, drone did not get confiscated, and did not crash-..
John Rae Winner in IPA 2015 Contest

John Rae Winner in IPA 2015 Contest

The International Photography Awards announced the winners of its 13th photo contest and John Rae has taken 3rd place in the Social Cause Section. The winning photographs were chosen from over 27,000 entries from over 104 countries. The photos are part of an ongoing project to document The Global Fund’s efforts to fight HIV around..