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Award-Winning Photographer: The Magic of Faces

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Katarina Norberg by Robbert Wijtman
Ever wondered what an award winning photographer looks for when taking a shot? Here is a chance to read a blog post for Special Olympics by renowned Dutch sports photographer Robbert Wijtman whose image from the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles entitled ‘I just won’ was awarded 1st Prize in the category Photograph Emotion at the inaugural Sport Media Pearl Awards in Abu Dhabi in December 2015. In the blog Wijtman explains the vision and significance of his shot of Special Olympics Norway athlete Katarina Norberg. The photographer writes how he made a deep connection with the athletes of Special Olympics writing: "The effort and the training they put in – it’s a night and day difference with professional athletes. They do it for the love, that overcoming of obstacles is a reflection of life."

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