After judging 270,000 photos from 38,000 photographers in 150 countries, EyeEm announced that photojournalist Zacharie Rabehi won the honor of 2016’s Photographer of the Year award.
Originally from Paris, Rabehi moved to India in 2008 to pursue a freelance photography career that sheds light on the region’s social issues including the Kashmir occupation, the drought in Maharashtra, acid attack survivors and the Nepal earthquake aftermath.
He also founded the Girls Photo Collective with his partner in 2015 to teach young girls from less privileged economic backgrounds how to express themselves with photography.
Check out Rabehi’s Format portfolio here and keep scrolling to see some of his recent work, as well as EyeEm’s video documentary profile.
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