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Ramon Corvera captures 'Jobs of the World' photography competition

Published:Sunday | February 10, 2013 | 12:00 AM
Ramon Corvera (right) accepts his prize for topping the Best News Category in the Capturing Kingston Photography Competition from LIME's Elon Parkinson.-Ian Allen/Photographer

Ramon Corvera, winner in the News Category of The Gleaner's recent 'Capturing Kingston' Photography Competition, is the local winner in the International Photography Competition, 'Jobs of the World'.

The 'Jobs of the World' Photography Competition, open to semi-professional and amateur photographers, is organised by the Fondation Alliance française, in partnership with the magazine Courrier International. It was run locally by the Alliance française de la Jamaïque from October 29, 2012 to January 18, 2013.

Corvera was selected by a panel of three judges - Amandine Poret, director, Alliance française de la Jamaïque; Olivia McGilchrist, curator, National Gallery of Jamaica and Devon Yetman, broadcaster.

His photographs came out on top in a field of over 50 entries depicting men and women at work, capturing both the beauty and difficulty of different occupations.

The two photos titled 'Resting but Thinking' and 'The Broom's Seller' will be submitted to a jury in Paris to compete against entries from around the world in the international leg of the competition.

The winner will spend a week in Paris, airfare and accommodations paid, and will have his/her work exhibited in a gallery there.

Last year, Jamaica was represented by Luca Khouri who placed in the top 20 internationally. His work, and that of the other top participants, was on exhibition in a gallery in Paris and travelled the world through the Alliance française network.