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Istanbul Photo Awards 2021

Bangladeshi photographer becomes Champion

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  • 17 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladeshi photographer becomes Champion

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Bangladeshi photographer Mohammed Shajahan has won the first prize in the ‘Istanbul Photo Awards’ 2021 out of 15000 participants who took part in the Global competition.

Anadolu Agency of Turkey organised this year’s ‘Istanbul Photo Awards’ contest. After a week-long exhibition of the best 74 photographs in Ankara, the same exhibition will take place in New-York and Tokyo in the coming weeks, said the Bangladesh Embassy in Turkey on Saturday.

Anadolu Agency’s new Director General Serdar Karagoz handed over the publication of the best photographs to Ambassador Mosud Mannan of Bangladesh to Turkey in a colourful event at Cer Modern Art Gallery in Ankara.

Mohammed Sahjahan (age 33) also won the following prizes-- 2021: Istanbul Photo Awards Photo of the Year, 2020: 1st Prize in Architecture Category in Siena Int’l Creative Photo Awards, 2020: 1st prize in Water Integrity Photo and Design Competition, 2019: 1st prize in UNESCO Colours of Bangladesh Photo Contest, 2018: 2nd prize in Harvest category in Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Contest.