THE 8th Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards (KLPA) are proud to announce their handpicked prizewinners from over 1,600 entries worldwide! But before we continue, we must say this year’s bronze trophies crafted by Chelsea School of Arts’ alumnus Lana Locke is one piece of artwork we’d like to own.
KLPA aims to foster the photography community both on a global scale and within the South East Asian region, paving the way for innovative creations by photographers from all walks of life. The annual competition in portraiture photography is divided into four categories – Stillness and Distance, Open Portrait, Special Select Juror Prize and South East Asian Prize.
This year’s panel comprise Managing Editor of Time Out Kuala Lumpur, Kong Wai Yeng; award-winning photographer Eiffel Chong; Director of OBSCURA Festival of Photography, Vignes Balasingam, and Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Dr. Oh Soon-Hwa to name a few — the competition beyond doubt in good hands.
To get up close and personal with the works, head down to Whitebox Gallery, MAP @ Publika from 6 – 17 August. Be sure to catch their “Walk & Talk” series too on Sunday 7 August for the opportunity to engage with the prizewinners from around the world!
Enough mentioned on our side, we’ll let these stunning photographs speak for themselves.
Let us know what you think and visit KLPA for more info!