Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019

Open Award photo story

Gold Prize


Thaib Chaidar



I took a photo of this series while on assignment about free cataract surgery for people who are not able in remote areas in West Papua, Manokwari Regency, and one of his patients was a mother named Sorina Ullo, who was lucky because after decades she could finally returned to see clearly, the cataract that had long suffered will heal soon


Thank you for choosing my photo story as the gold medal winner. I am very happy and grateful for this opportunity just like a mother named Sorina Ullo finally got her vision back after surgery as shown on pictures. This is the winning picture for her and her new vision.