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PHOTOGRAPHER: Lee Harper
Lee Harper was awarded an honourable mention (photos catagory) in a youth photography and writing competition, launched by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in partnership with Transparency International (TI) to mark the 20th anniversary of TI, one of one of the world’s leading anti-corruption organisations. We asked young people between the ages of 18 and 30 to depict corruption and how to combat it. The competition was judged by Thomson Reuters Foundation, Transparency International and professional journalists and photographers.
In his words: “With photography you hope to try to educate people through your images and explain what is happening in the world.”
Lee Harper, 26, is a freelance photographer who graduated with a BA Honours in documentary photography from the University of Wales, Newport, in the United Kingdom. He has a keen interest in human rights and has travelled around Europe, the Middle East and Asia. His projects include Albanian sectarianism, exiled journalists around Europe and the conflict in Syria. Exposing corruption through his photographs is an important part of documenting the voiceless.