The photo above, entitled 'Washing water lilies' is the winner of the “World’s Best Photos of Work’ contest after collecting the most votes from the global users of the photography app Agora.
The winning photo, which takes the #Work2020 'Hero' title and $1,000 cash for the photographer, was chosen along with another 50 finalists from over 9,767 images submitted by amateur and professional photographers from around the world.
The women were washing water lilies, a flower that grows in many lakes in the western rivers of Vietnam. They use boats to go everywhere to pick the flowers, then wash and sell them at the local market. As reviewed by Forbes, This has been a traditional job performed by generations of women living in western Vietnam. The edible flower is a delicacy for locals and tourists.
The picture is one of the the beauty of Southeast Asian people going to work captured by the finalist. All 50 winning photos can be seen here.
The Top 50 finalists of the #Work2020 competition showcase photos of workers from around the world.
“In this competition, photographers have shared their own definition of the universal concept of work through some impactful images,” said Agora's CEO & co-founder Octavi Royo. “It's fascinating to discover how people work around the world and spot the differences between cultures, contexts and countries.”
Agora, @Agoraimages is a free-to-use photography app that, according to its website, creates a community of more than 3.5 million users from 193 countries.