Syngenta Photography Award Irish photographer Kenneth O'Halloran amongst winners of international award Thu 9 Mar 2017 Syngenta award announced - British-Chinese Photographer Yan Wang Preston has won the main (Professional Commission) award for her long term project ‘Forest’ . Launched in 2012, the Syngenta Photography Award was created to stimulate dialogue around key global challenges and to establish an important platform to explore issues of global significance through photography. Irish Photographer Kenneth O’Halloran won the other major prize the Open Competition award for his photograph ‘Rice Farmer, Sanwougou Lalle, Togo,’ 2015. Tonte village near the city of Dapong, Togo, West Africa, where 100 local households are earning a living from growing, processing, marketing and trading rice across the region. 91 of the farmers involved in the enterprise are women Matt Hamon (Montana, USA) was in second place (Open Award) for his image of an Epona woman nursing her infant son in the corner of a meat processing shed in Yellowstone Park, Montana. Third place (open category) Robin Friend (UK) for his image of a disused slate mine in North Wales, which now serves as a landfill for products the mine once supplied. Shortlisted- Lucas Foglia (USA) - Casey and Rowdy Horse Training, 71 Ranch, Deeth, Nevada 2012 Shortlisted: Lucas Foglia (USA) - Open Pit, Newmont Mining Corporation, Carlin, Nevada Shortlisted: Coal Storage, TS Power Plant, Newmont Mining Corporation, Dunphy, Nevada Shortlisted: Claudia Jaguaribe (Brazil) - ) Mangue – Mato Grosso Forest 3, 2011 by Yan Wang Preston (winner of the main award) Yan Wang Preston - Forest 6, 2014. The work is on exhibition in Somerset House, London until March 28th.