Lysis Financial are delighted to have sponsored the 2018 You-manity, This- Ability awards

                                         

Jon Sweet (CEO of Lysis Financial Limited) presenting the prize to Roberto Duka who was representing the winner, Sujan Sarkar

 

 

You-manity is a charity that aims to celebrate diversity, encourage social inclusion, and promote human rights. 

You-manity's annual photography award theme this year is "This- Ability". The aim of this project is to put the spotlight on pressing social issues, this year, "This Ability" was about photographing those with disabilities in a new way and celebrating their story and character.

Our CEO, Jon Sweet, presented this year's award to the winner Roberto Duka for his reportage on Mukul Roy. Roberto Duka was representing Sujan Sarkar. Mr Roy had relocated to Rajasthan to work in a stone-crushing plant when he suffered an accident. His right leg became stuck in a machine had to be amputated. Unemployed, Mr Roy returned to West Bengal where he learned to make handicrafts he now proudly sells at the market.

Jon Sweet (CEO of Lysis Financial Limited), Catherine Rose (Mayor of southwark) & Angelo Ludice (CEO of You-Manity) 
Jon Sweet (CEO of Lysis Financial Limited) Speaking
Lola Ramocan (Wife of Mr Seth George Ramocan), His Excellency Mr Seth George Ramocan (High Commissioner of Jamaica, London)Jon Sweet (CEO of Lysis Financial Limited), Catherine Rose (Mayor of southwark) & Angelo Ludice (CEO of You-Manity)
Jon Sweet (CEO of Lysis Financial Limited), Angelo Ludice (CEO of You-Manity) &Wendy Murray (Head of Lysis Academy)

 

 

 

 

The judges in 2018 were:

Aris Kourkoumelis - Photographic Historian,

Brandei Estes - Head of Photography,

Sotheby’s, Francesca Filippini - Head of Development, Photographers’ Gallery,

Mike Birbeck FRPS FDP - President, Disabled Photographers' Society,

Neil Kenlock - Social documentary photographer,

Simon Tovee - Chair MPS Disability Staff Association.