15th ‘Images for Thought’ Photography Contest (El Salvador)

Cultural Activities

The International Organization New Acropolis held the photography Contest “Imágenes Para Pensar” (Images for Thought). Its fifteenth edition was entitled “Reflections of my Land” which sought to show, through different lenses, positive messages of El Salvador.

The Contest lasted three months, and participants had the opportunity to send their work through the website imagenesparapensar.acropolis.org.sv . This year, more than 500 photographs were received in the three categories of Instagram, Amateur and Professional and only 23 were chosen as finalists. Throughout the duration of the Contest, online photography workshops were held with experts including Mario Quiroz-Servellón, Miguel Servellón and Claudia Zaldaña.


The closing of the Contest was broadcast live on the social network Facebook, on the official page of ‘Imagenes Para Pensar’. This included the awards event and the international lecture, ‘Photosophy’, with French photographer, Pierre Poulain. The talk sought to convey how the art of photography can work or blend with philosophy to lead to a more reflective sense of life.

At the end of the lecture and following the awards ceremony, Fatima Rivera, public relations director of New Acropolis El Salvador thanked everyone for their participation in the Contest.  “In this time where uncertainty, negativity, anxiety and stress abound, through your photographs you have shown us that there is hope. You have reminded us of those beautiful places we have,” she said.


The winner of the Instagram category was Edenilson Orlando Quintanilla. For the Amateur category, third place went to Manuel José Ardón Ortiz. Second place went to Ernesto Rafal Segovia and first place went to Omar Esaú Fuentes Gonzáles. The winner of the Professional category was Edwin Jonathan Funes Hernandez.

The winners received cash prizes, hotel stays, hours in a professional photography studio and tablets.


 Video of Selected Photographs:

Video ‘Photosophy’ Talk:

Learn more about Pierre Poulain: https://photos-art.org/es/24864/

Thanks to the newspaper La Prensa Gráfica for their support with their press release:

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