Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The Winners of KL International Photoawards 2012

The Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards brings together some of the world’s best amateur, emerging and professional photographers to find the best entries across three categories – portrait, open and photo essay.

The KL International Photoawards 2012 is running steadily in its 4th year. KLPA is an annual portrait photography competition, started in 2009. The organisers are Explorenation.net and KL Photoawards (Malaysia).

The KLPA 12 is an entry-fee based photography competition open to all levels of photographers from around the world. All entrants have the opportunity to compete on a level playing field, and are judged by experienced professionals within the photography, gallery, media and arts industries.

Annually, since 2010, KLPA received over 1,200 entries from over 35 nations, comprising of professionals, keen amateurs as well as newcomers to photography.

The call for this year’s entries started in December 2011. This year, apart from the original Portrait category, the organizers added another two categories – the Photo Essay category and the Open category.

Submission of entries was between 1st and 31 March 2012. The focus for this year’s entries is on ‘Pure Photography’.

“Today, we are constantly being flooded with imagery, which are easily and increasingly manipulated by digital filters and apps. Excessive digital manipulation and post-processing has become the norm.” said Steven Lee, KLPA founder.

“We have therefore chosen Pure Photography as the overall focus for KLPA 2012. Emphasis will be given to outstanding photographs that have minimal digital manipulation – rewarding content, composition and framing techniques.

And this year, for the first time, we are encouraging ‘back-to-basics’ photo essays in documentary storytelling.”

Click here for the list of 2012 winners

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