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OsloMet alumni Afshin Ismaeli awarded Picture of the Year 2021

By Jon Petter Evensen

The OsloMet alumni, journalist Afshin Ismaeli was awarded Picture of the Year 2021.*

Photograph: Afshin Ismaeli.

The winning images shows Taliban-commander Amir Mohammed Mohammed trying a rowing machine inside the Norwegian Embassy in Kabul after the Taliban takeover in August 2021.

The third year photojournalism student Rodrigo Freitas received a 3rd prize in the domestic documentary  category for his reportage about ocean plastic waste.

Photograph: Rodrigo Freitas.

His fellow student Hanna Johre was awarded best short video documentary for her story about the conflict between a sámi reindeer owner and the wind turbine power plant developers.

Link to video: https://www.hannajohre.com/

The award ceremony was held on 4 March. More winners and info about Pictures of The year:

https://journalisten.no/afshin-ismaeli-foto-fotojournalistikk/dette-er-arets-bilde/505295

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