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Mayne Island, Canada

Toby Snelgrove is an award winning photographer living on Mayne Island, BC, Canada. His art is been accepted into the Sidney Fine Art...

2011 People & Planet International Photo Competition Win

I don’t often beat my chest but when you get to be 1 of 54 images selected out of 4000, it is a thrill. The competition was set up by “People & Planet Photo Competition – the People & Planet Diary & Calendar support the work of 37 Australian charities which are working to promote social-justice and environmental sustainability around the world.”
About 1000 photographers submitted images representing 82 countries.
With my passion for photojournalism and social causes, I was motivated to participate in the project. The picture that was selected is “Beachside Memorial”, a memorial constructed monthly by Veterans for Peace on the sand adjacent to the Santa Monica Peer – a place where families come to participate in the rides and shops and just have fun. I was struck by the juxtaposition of the two celebrations – life and death.
I must say, it was quite the honour to be selected. Here is a link to my blog on the win.

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