Ever since the photo submission started this September 16, there have been photographers from 88 different countries who have already registered in HPA 2017. At this point, the international participants have been initially formed. We can’t say too early about their information, at least here are some interesting facts we can share with you.
On the official day one of photo submission this September, the firstinternational participant registered in our contest is Hamdia Traoré from Mali, Africa(photo on the right), who is also the winner of documentary award in Architecture Category, HPA 2015.
During the ceremony of HPA 2015, Hamida’s traditional cloths and active personality was definitely the highlight of the event. We guess the event must have given Hamida an unforgettable impression and inspired his passion for photography. He couldn’t wait to register for this year’s competition when the submission just started, and the other two Malian participants also registered it 10 days later. We don’t know if this is merely a coincidence, but if they knew each other, Hamida would have many contacts from different age groups in photography field. Great thanks to his recommendation.