Today, the World Press Photo announced the six photographers, who have been selected for the 6×6 Global Talent Program from Africa.
Former DMJX-student Heba Khamis has been selected – partly based on her final project “Banned Beauty” about breast ironing in Cameroun. Heba Khamis made “Banned Beauty” as her final diploma project at DMJX in the fall 2016.
Søren Pagter, who is one of the nominators for the 6x& Global Talent Program, had nominated Heba Khamis and two other candidates. Another one of Søren Pagter’s nominees, Rahima Gambo from Nigeria, was also selcted for the program.
The World Press Photo are now asking for nominations of photographers from North and Central America.