Ms Berta TILMANTAITE, the Europe Jury Prize Winner of the ASEF Photo Competition “On the Go” is a Lithuanian multimedia journalist, photographer and videographer. Her visual stories from different parts of the world focus on various social issues including human rights, environment and connection between humans and the nature. Berta earned her Master’s Degree in International Multimedia Journalism from University of Bolton/ Beijing Foreign Studies University, and Bachelors of Journalism from University of Vilnius. She also took a course in Photojournalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. She is the co-founder of the first Lithuanian multimedia platform for documentary projects. Her photo and video stories were published in various media outlets around the world and have won awards in international contests and festivals.
On being selected as the Europe Jury Prize Winner Berta said:“While I was uploading my photograph on the ASEF Photo Competition website, I looked through the works submitted by other participants. There were hundreds of incredible photos and I thought it would be tough to be selected as a winner. When the results were announced, I was really surprised and happy to find out that I actually won. To be completely honest, while I was taking that picture, I felt it is going to bring me something good, I just did not know what it will be.”