2 Bangladeshi photographers honored in UK travel photography competition

The two photographers have already won numerous national and international photography awards

TBS Report

January 27, 2022, 2:35 PM

Last modification: January 27, 2022, 5:01 PM

Pinu Rahman and Mithail Afrige Chowdhury. Photo: courtesy

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Pinu Rahman and Mithail Afrige Chowdhury. Photo: courtesy

Two Bangladeshi photographers – Pinu Rahman and Mithail Afrige Chowdhury – have been praised for their photography at the 2021 Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) in the UK.

Pinu Rahman’s magnificent aerial photos taken from Noakhali’s Bhasan Char, Paharpur’s Somapura Mahavihara and Naogaon’s Badalgachhi won the second title and were highly commended in the Green Planet and Icons of Travel categories.

Aerial shot by Pinu Rahman.

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Aerial shot by Pinu Rahman.

Aerial shot by Pinu Rahman.

On the other hand, the dramatic candid photo of engineer Mithail Afrige Chowdhury taken from Dhaka airport train station won the title of runner-up in the Smartshot (itravelled) category.

Photo: Mithail Afrige Chowdhury

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Photo: Mithail Afrige Chowdhury

Photo: Mithail Afrige Chowdhury

The two photographers have already won numerous national and international photography awards.

Around 20,000 images were submitted by photographers from 151 countries for the competition this year.

Fortunato Gatto, an Italian photographer based in Scotland, became the overall TPOTY winner for a series of detailed abstract images from his adopted country, showing patterns in the sand of the Hebrides.

Each year, the overall winner receives the ‘Travel Photographer of the Year’ award, with additional winners selected in each of the year’s categories.

TPOTY, the leading travel photography award, has held this event since 2003 to promote talented professional and amateur photographers around the world.

All winning images can be viewed here: tpoty.com

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