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Travel Photographer Society Awards 2018

Arresting images and amazing visual stories by travel photographers from over 90 countries will be on exhibit at the White Box Gallery at MAPKL@PUBLIKA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from April 26- 29, 2018.

The exhibits are the best 60 entries from the 2,562 photographs submitted for the 2018 Travel Photographer Society Contest under 10 categories: Street, Landscape, People, Wildlife & Animal, Black & White, Architecture/Cityscapes, Sports, Fashion, Wedding and Stories (Documentary).

The award-giving ceremony by The Travel Photographer Society (TPS), its fourth awards event since 2015, will be on Thursday, April 26, at the White Box at 6pm.

The TPS offers a platform for amateur, professional and other photography enthusiasts to network and share expertise while promoting their work.

TPS not only holds photography contests to encourage healthy competition but also conducts workshops, collaborations, and CSR work to help individuals, communities and professionals to mingle, cooperate and enrich the world through their passion for photography.

Ahsan Qureshi, TPS’ founder, has held exhibitions of his own works in KL. A Pakistani now settled in Adelaide, Australia, he partners with the lovely Datin Rubab Fatima, the CEO, who is an art collector herself, and holder of several beauty titles.

The contest, which began on November 15 last year, was judged by 15 photographers, among them Cheryl Nemazie (an award-winning art director and photographer based in the United States) , Paul Atkins (a veteran in the industry who sits on the national board of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography), Vineet Vohra from India (a Leica Ambassador) and Zainal Abd Halim, Chief Photographer at the Malaysian Insight.

Ten winners were picked from a total of 1,650 participants (for the 10 categories). The top overall winner, Raed Ammari, a US dentist with a passion for photography, won for his timely shot of an insect eyeing the camera through a hole in a leaf.

Overall Winner | Peekaboo by Raed Ammari | USA

The first runner up is Bernard Recirdo from Philippines, whereas the second runner up is Kaan Yuan Chiam  from Malaysia.

Tuck Mun Leong from Malaysia is the winner of the Stories category with his shot titled Everyday Life of People in Sichuan.

The top prizes include flight tickets and hotel stays for the awards night in KL and for some of the category winners, scholarships for masterclass and workshops by world-renowned photographers.


1st Runner Up | Dragon Boat Race by Bernard Recirdo | Philippines
2nd Runner Up | Grassland Of The Grand Canyon by Kaan Yuan Chiam | Malaysia | Photo taken in China
Architecture | Down To The Bones by Francis Meslet | France
Street | People by Mikhail Potapov | Russia
Wedding | Waiting For You by Jacky Wong | Malaysia
Fashion | Iridescent Water by Sergio Baeza | Mexico
People | The Opera by Nick Ng Yeow Kee | Malaysia
Stories | Everyday Life of People in Sichuan by Tuck Mun Leong | Malaysia | Photo taken in China
Black & White | Worship by F. Dilek Uyar | Turkey


26 April : 10am – 4.30pm
27 April – 29 April : 10am- 7pm

The exhibition will move to the Tourism Centre Art Gallery in Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia from mid September to mid October 2018.

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