Published on 31 January 2019

Photo series from book Banjir Banjir wins first prize in Dutch photo competition

Photographer Cynthia Boll won the first prize in the Dutch photo competition ‘De Zilveren Camera 2018’ (The Silver Camera 2018) with a photo series that was taken partly on commission for Witteveen+Bos, for the book 'Banjir Banjir'. The prize was awarded on Friday 1 February by King Willem Alexander. ‘De Zilveren Camera’ is the Dutch prize for photojournalism and documentary photography and has been awarded since 1949. The prize is a great platform for Cynthia Boll, but also for the increasingly urgent theme of land subsidence.

Vote for the Audience Award

This year, the public has the possibility to vote for their favourite photo. A photo from Cynthia's photo series, named 'Sinking Cities Jakarta', is also nominated for this Audience Award. By voting, the subject and the project can draw the attention of a larger audience. You can vote until 24 March. The winner will be announced on 30 March 2019. For more information and voting, please visit

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