Brazilian wildlife and landscape photographer Ary Bassous was documenting the COVID-19 pandemic at a hospital in Rio de Janeiro when he photographed a doctor taking her lunch break after 8 hours of continuous work in the emergency room. The photo, titled \u201cDuty,\u201d has now won $120,000, the biggest cash prize in the photography industry. The Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA), founded in 2011 by Dubai crown prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced Bassous as its Grand Prize winner of the 2021 competition, which had the theme \u201cHumanity.\u201d With prizes totaling a whopping $450,000, HIPA offers the most lucrative cash awards of all photo contests around the world, and Bassous\u2019 powerful photo has earned him $120,000. Here\u2019s the caption of the photo in the HIPA gallery: Dr. Juliana Ribeiro has just taken off her protective gear for lunch, after 8 hours of continuous work in the Covid-19 emergency room. Clear signs of prolonged and repeated use of this type of equipment appear on her face. Her features reflect great effort and extreme fatigue due to the human commitment to her moral duty. What grabs you is the hint of sadness in her face as she feels the pain for humanity, as deaths in Brazil exceeded half a million people due to the pandemic. This photo was taken at the University Hospital Clementino Fraga Velho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Other Winning Photos \u201cHugs to Survive\u201d by Mads Nissen | Denmark (1st Prize Winner in Humanity. $20,000 prize.) \u201cEmbrace\u201d by Ilhan Kilinc | Turkey (2nd Prize Winner in Humanity. $18,000 prize.) \u201cBlast Scars\u201d by Marc Abou Jaoude | Lebanon (3rd Prize Winner in Humanity. $16,000 prize.) \u201cHigh Hopes\u201d by Fabrizio Maffei | Italy (4th Prize Winner in Humanity. $10,000 prize.) \u201cRescue\u201d by Biplab Hazra | India (5th Prize Winner in Humanity. $6,000 prize.) \u201cMelting Gold\u201d by Charles Saswinanto | Indonesia (1st Prize Winner in Architecture. $15,000 prize.) \u201cPlayful Moon\u201d by Amri Arfianto | Indonesia (2nd Prize Winner in Architecture. $13,000 prize.) \u201cThe Eye\u201d by Lin Jing | China (3rd Prize Winner in Architecture. $11,000 prize.) \u201cSpiral\u201d by Beatriz Fernandez Mayo | Spain (4th Prize Winner in Architecture. $9,000 prize.) \u201cEye in the Sky\u201d by Rahul Bansal | India (5th Prize Winner in Architecture. $7,000 prize.) \u201cFinal Destination\u201d by Sameer Al-Doumy | France (1st Prize Winner in General \u2013 Color. $15,000 prize.) \u201cCamille\u201d by Fatima Zahra Cherkaoui | Morocco (2nd Prize Winner in General \u2013 Color. $10,000 prize.) \u201cSanctuary\u201d by Eirik Gronningsaeter | Norway (3rd Prize Winner in General \u2013 Color. $5,000) \u201cThe Social Distance\u201d by Giuseppe Cocchieri | Italy (1st Prize Winner in General \u2013 B&W. $15,000 prize.) \u201cSolitude\u201d by Yadi Setiadi | Indonesia (2nd Prize Winner in General \u2013 B&W. $10,000 prize.) \u201cVisitor From Above\u201d by Bambang Wirawan | Indonesia (3rd Prize Winner in General \u2013 B&W. $5,000) Over half a million entries were submitted to this year\u2019s contest from photographers based in 203 countries around the world. Read also: This Whale Photo Just Won $120,000 The latest HIPA season has the theme \u201cNature.\u201d You can find out more and enter your work over on the HIPA website. Image credits: All photographs copyright their respective photographers and courtesy HIPA.