Fifth Ring’s Gary McGovern has won the inaugural ‘Creatives Behind the Lens’ photography competition.
Organised by Corbis and arabianEye and open to all non-professional photographers working in creative industries across the Middle East, the competition, which originates in France, made its regional debut last month.
In second place was Samer Lahoud of Leo Burnett Dubai, followed by Rayyan Aoun of JWT Riyadh. The social media winner was Ashraf Majiet of Tonic. Judges for the event included Ali Ali, creative director at Elephant Cairo, Grey Dubai’s creative director Alisdair Miller, Seyoan Vela, ECD at JWT Dubai, Ramzy Haddad, ECD at Y&R MENA, and Benjamin Benser, director of creative photography at Corbis Europe.
“With over 200 entries, response to the contest was tremendous, with the quality of submissions proving that there really is a huge passion for photography in the region amongst creatives”, said Celia Peterson, partner at arabianEye.