Sony World Photography Awards 2016: Contribution by Pakistan
Three photographers of Pakistan have been nominated for the world’s biggest photography awards: Sony World Photography Awards 2016 edition.
The Amazing Works of Kumail Rizvi
Kumail Rizvi is amongst the nominated candidates for the 2016 edition of Sony World Photography Awards. He was shortlisted in the photography category of ‘Youth Environment’. For this his entry consisted of an aerial photograph titled as “Human Made Environment” that showed a car parking area in Malaysia. The photograph was taken from a top view of sky.
Portraits by Shahzad Khan
Shahzad Khan, another candidate who made it to the world’s biggest awards nominations is a brilliant photographer from Pakistan. He was shortlisted on the basis of the category of ‘Youth Portraits’. His entry for this category was named as “Awal Gul” which was a remarkable close-up image of a child. This photograph was captured in one of slums present in the suburbs of Islamabad.
Zohaib Tariq’s Creativity
The third shortlisted candidate for the awards is the talented Zohaib Tariq who is known for being a keen sportsman. He is a student of at HITEC University Taxila currently. He was nominated on the basis of the category of ‘Youth Culture’. His entry for this category consisted of a photograph with the title “Pakistan”. The image was a depiction of the hard work of local farmers.
Breaking the Records in Photography
2016 was a year of record-breaking amount of entries of photography with a total of 2230,103 photographs sent from participants of around 186 different countries. According to the awards committee there has been a surprising increase of 137% with respect to the entries coming from Pakistani photographers. This is a great initiative to make Pakistan proud of its talent.
Announcement of Winners
Winners of the Sony World Photography Awards will be announced at a Gala Ceremony to be held in London on April 21, 2016. Those who make it up to the winning list will be honored with a share in the prize money worth $30,000. Not only this, their brilliant masterpieces will be displayed on the World Photography Awards exhibition to be held between April and May. The 2016 edition of Awards Book will also feature their photographers.
Our prayers and best wishes are for the three shortlisted photographers of Pakistan for the Sony World Photography Awards and we hope they continue to make Pakistan proud of them!