Henry Oliver Hakulandaba is the newest pride of Zimbabwe after his photography got him an award in a photo competition.
He was named among two others – Kenya’s Stephen Simiyu and Uganda’s Esdore Hakizimana – as the winner of the Agility’s Africa 2016 Photo Competition.
The photo competition was organized by Agility, a global logistics company. The aim of the competition was to showcase the pace of Africa’s modernization and growth.
The award, which is in its second year, featured photographers from over 30 countries.
Hakulandaba is a photographer and environmental consultant from Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital. His photo of Harare’s Skyline won him the award in the cities category. This earned him a cash prize of $2,000.
The winners of the other two categories were Stephen Simiyu, a photographer from Nairobi, Kenya (Technology category), and Esdore Hakizimana, a machine operator from Kigali, Rwanda (Industry category).
Simiyu won for capturing a fisherman who is not left behind the advent of technology while Hakizimana won the industry category for his skyline panoramic view of Rwanda’s solar power industry. Simiyu and Hakizimana both won cash prizes of $2,000 as well.
Hakulandaba hopes the images generated from this competition will change the conversation about development in Africa.
“Whenever I exhibit images of Harare or any other African city, there is always someone who says they never thought Africa has such development.”
The works of the winners, as well as those of the runners-up, were featured at the UN General Assembly in New York last month.
They will also be featured at the ongoing Thompson Reuters Africa Summit 2016 taking place in Cape Town, South Africa. Forbes Africa, CNBC Africa, Agility’s corporate magazine, Tradelanes will also feature them.