GRAND-PRIZE
GRAND-PRIZE
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Mohammad Kheirkhah
White Burqa-clad women walk and pray during the Ramadan month at Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif (Tomb of the Exalted), Afghanistan in Balkh province. During the month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from sunrise to sunset. Mazar-e-Sharif is the fourth largest city of Afghanistan and is located on north.

GRAND-PRIZE
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Mohammad Kheirkhah
An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier sits on his PK47 gun while he prays at the Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif (Tomb of the Exalted) in Afghanistan. During the month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from sunrise to sunset. Mazar-e-Sharif is the fourth largest city of Afghanistan and is located on north.

GRAND-PRIZE
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Mohammad Kheirkhah
A Burqa-clad woman feeds pigeons in front of the Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif (Tomb of the Exalted), Afghanistan in Balkh province. Mazar-e-Sharif is the fourth largest city of Afghanistan and is located on north.

GRAND-PRIZE
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Mohammad Kheirkhah
Afghans are seen through a burqa-clad, which is worn to cover the entire body of women in public, in Herat, Afghanistan.

GRAND-PRIZE
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Mohammad Kheirkhah
A girl looks on while other women pray during the Lailat al-Qadr (Night of Power) ceremonies which celebrate the night in which the holy Koran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammed through the angel Gabriel in a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. Observant Muslims pray all night long for mercy and salvation in a ritual known locally as 'Ehyaa' or 'Revival', one of the most important ceremonies of the holy month of Ramadan.

HONORABLE MENTION
HONORABLE MENTION
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Kuba Rubaj
Rainbow Gathering is like alternative to modern world. Each year Rainbow Family attracts hundreds of thousands of people to spend time in wilderness. Gatherings each year take place at over 100 locations all over the world, away from civilization, shops, sanitation, electricity, telephones, Internet, alcohol, drugs, money. Participants feel deep connection with nature. They wish to live in peace and harmony. Some of them consider Rainbow as a new form of society. Spiritually, there is a very strong influence from native Shamanism. There is no membership, leaders, official spokespersons or any formal structure, everyone is equal. They live like a tribe. All decisions are made by mutual consent achieved by discussion in the circle. Meals are common, and all duties voluntary. Each gathering lasts for a month or longer. There are also rainbow villages - small societies which try to be self-sufficient, usually hidden in mountains. I visited one, called Beneficio in Sierra Nevada Mountains in Spain. Everything may sounds a bit silly or utopian but it actually works. Each year rainbow gatherings is visited by more and more people. I photographed people in their favorite places, houses, camps. Each person is strongly connected with place where the picture was taken. During three years I photographed about two hundred people and visited countries: Finland, Ukraine, Poland, Turkey, Spain - twice and Sahara in Morocco. I travelled by many ways, a lot by hitch-hiking. With time photographs of the road I took became create something coherent. Road was always very important issue for me. I want to visit all continents, and finally make two strongly connected books: about Rainbow and the Road.

HONORABLE MENTION
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Kuba Rubaj
Rainbow Gathering is like alternative to modern world. Each year Rainbow Family attracts hundreds of thousands of people to spend time in wilderness. Gatherings each year take place at over 100 locations all over the world, away from civilization, shops, sanitation, electricity, telephones, Internet, alcohol, drugs, money. Participants feel deep connection with nature. They wish to live in peace and harmony. Some of them consider Rainbow as a new form of society. Spiritually, there is a very strong influence from native Shamanism. There is no membership, leaders, official spokespersons or any formal structure, everyone is equal. They live like a tribe. All decisions are made by mutual consent achieved by discussion in the circle. Meals are common, and all duties voluntary. Each gathering lasts for a month or longer. There are also rainbow villages - small societies which try to be self-sufficient, usually hidden in mountains. I visited one, called Beneficio in Sierra Nevada Mountains in Spain. Everything may sounds a bit silly or utopian but it actually works. Each year rainbow gatherings is visited by more and more people. I photographed people in their favorite places, houses, camps. Each person is strongly connected with place where the picture was taken. During three years I photographed about two hundred people and visited countries: Finland, Ukraine, Poland, Turkey, Spain - twice and Sahara in Morocco. I travelled by many ways, a lot by hitch-hiking. With time photographs of the road I took became create something coherent. Road was always very important issue for me. I want to visit all continents, and finally make two strongly connected books: about Rainbow and the Road.

HONORABLE MENTION
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Kuba Rubaj
Rainbow Gathering is like alternative to modern world. Each year Rainbow Family attracts hundreds of thousands of people to spend time in wilderness.
Gatherings each year take place at over 100 locations all over the world, away from civilization, shops, sanitation, electricity, telephones, Internet, alcohol, drugs, money.
Participants feel deep connection with nature. They wish to live in peace and harmony. Some of them consider Rainbow as a new form of society. Spiritually, there is a very strong influence from native Shamanism. There is no membership, leaders, official spokespersons or any formal structure, everyone is equal. They live like a tribe.
All decisions are made by mutual consent achieved by discussion in the circle. Meals are common, and all duties voluntary. Each gathering lasts for a month or longer. There are also rainbow villages - small societies which try to be self-sufficient, usually hidden in mountains. I visited one, called Beneficio in Sierra Nevada Mountains in Spain.
Everything may sounds a bit silly or utopian but it actually works. Each year rainbow gatherings is visited by more and more people.
I photographed people in their favorite places, houses, camps. Each person is strongly connected with place where the picture was taken.
During three years I photographed about two hundred people and visited countries: Finland, Ukraine, Poland, Turkey, Spain - twice and Sahara in Morocco. I travelled by many ways, a lot by hitch-hiking. With time photographs of the road I took became create something coherent. Road was always very important issue for me. I want to visit all continents, and finally make two strongly connected books: about Rainbow and the Road.

HONORABLE MENTION
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Kuba Rubaj
Rainbow Gathering is like alternative to modern world. Each year Rainbow Family attracts hundreds of thousands of people to spend time in wilderness. Gatherings each year take place at over 100 locations all over the world, away from civilization, shops, sanitation, electricity, telephones, Internet, alcohol, drugs, money. Participants feel deep connection with nature. They wish to live in peace and harmony. Some of them consider Rainbow as a new form of society. Spiritually, there is a very strong influence from native Shamanism. There is no membership, leaders, official spokespersons or any formal structure, everyone is equal. They live like a tribe. All decisions are made by mutual consent achieved by discussion in the circle. Meals are common, and all duties voluntary. Each gathering lasts for a month or longer. There are also rainbow villages - small societies which try to be self-sufficient, usually hidden in mountains. I visited one, called Beneficio in Sierra Nevada Mountains in Spain. Everything may sounds a bit silly or utopian but it actually works. Each year rainbow gatherings is visited by more and more people. I photographed people in their favorite places, houses, camps. Each person is strongly connected with place where the picture was taken. During three years I photographed about two hundred people and visited countries: Finland, Ukraine, Poland, Turkey, Spain - twice and Sahara in Morocco. I travelled by many ways, a lot by hitch-hiking. With time photographs of the road I took became create something coherent. Road was always very important issue for me. I want to visit all continents, and finally make two strongly connected books: about Rainbow and the Road.

HONORABLE MENTION
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Kuba Rubaj
Rainbow Gathering is like alternative to modern world. Each year Rainbow Family attracts hundreds of thousands of people to spend time in wilderness. Gatherings each year take place at over 100 locations all over the world, away from civilization, shops, sanitation, electricity, telephones, Internet, alcohol, drugs, money. Participants feel deep connection with nature. They wish to live in peace and harmony. Some of them consider Rainbow as a new form of society. Spiritually, there is a very strong influence from native Shamanism. There is no membership, leaders, official spokespersons or any formal structure, everyone is equal. They live like a tribe. All decisions are made by mutual consent achieved by discussion in the circle. Meals are common, and all duties voluntary. Each gathering lasts for a month or longer. There are also rainbow villages - small societies which try to be self-sufficient, usually hidden in mountains. I visited one, called Beneficio in Sierra Nevada Mountains in Spain. Everything may sounds a bit silly or utopian but it actually works. Each year rainbow gatherings is visited by more and more people. I photographed people in their favorite places, houses, camps. Each person is strongly connected with place where the picture was taken. During three years I photographed about two hundred people and visited countries: Finland, Ukraine, Poland, Turkey, Spain - twice and Sahara in Morocco. I travelled by many ways, a lot by hitch-hiking. With time photographs of the road I took became create something coherent. Road was always very important issue for me. I want to visit all continents, and finally make two strongly connected books: about Rainbow and the Road.

HONORABLE MENTION
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Kuba Rubaj
Rainbow Gathering is like alternative to modern world. Each year Rainbow Family attracts hundreds of thousands of people to spend time in wilderness. Gatherings each year take place at over 100 locations all over the world, away from civilization, shops, sanitation, electricity, telephones, Internet, alcohol, drugs, money. Participants feel deep connection with nature. They wish to live in peace and harmony. Some of them consider Rainbow as a new form of society. Spiritually, there is a very strong influence from native Shamanism. There is no membership, leaders, official spokespersons or any formal structure, everyone is equal. They live like a tribe. All decisions are made by mutual consent achieved by discussion in the circle. Meals are common, and all duties voluntary. Each gathering lasts for a month or longer. There are also rainbow villages - small societies which try to be self-sufficient, usually hidden in mountains. I visited one, called Beneficio in Sierra Nevada Mountains in Spain. Everything may sounds a bit silly or utopian but it actually works. Each year rainbow gatherings is visited by more and more people. I photographed people in their favorite places, houses, camps. Each person is strongly connected with place where the picture was taken. During three years I photographed about two hundred people and visited countries: Finland, Ukraine, Poland, Turkey, Spain - twice and Sahara in Morocco. I travelled by many ways, a lot by hitch-hiking. With time photographs of the road I took became create something coherent. Road was always very important issue for me. I want to visit all continents, and finally make two strongly connected books: about Rainbow and the Road.


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