The photography “Hope and belief” was once again awarded in an international photography contest. This time he managed to reach the finalist of Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards, in Malaysia, a contest exclusively dedicated to portrait photography.
The image of Ratna Khaleesy, captured in 2018, was among the 40 finalists in a total of 1220 photographs in the contest.
Judges awarded first place to a portrait of Karoline Schneider, while second place went to a low profile pose in the classic style of Umaru Joji. The third prize was given to a portrait captured by Natalia Ershova, from Russia ”, revealed Steven Lee.
The jury for this edition was composed by photographer Kenny Loh, artist Haley Morris-Cafiero, Leica photo editor Carol Körting, director of the Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival, Jessica Chan, and also photographer SC Shekar.
Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards [KLPA] is one of the most prestigious annual photography awards in the world, dedicated exclusively to portraiture. Gonçalo Lobo Pinheiro is a Portuguese photojournalist with a 20-year career.
Born in 1979 in Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal, he has been living in Macau since 2010, where he has been developing documentary photographic work in areas mainly of a social nature, but also of travel photography.