GMB Akash, a multimedia journalism student, recently won 2nd place in the prestigious Gordon Parks Photo Contest 2011, USA, with his entry entitled Child Sex Worker in Bangladesh.
Photographer Billy Weeks from Ringgold, Georgia, USA, placed first with his entry ‘Young Mother.’
Akash, internationally renowned photographer from Bangladesh, was also the runner up in the ‘CIWEM’s EPOTY competition, Quality of Life category. His winning entry was ‘Nothing to hold on to.’
More than 10,000 entries from 105 countries joined this competition, making this the most popular with high caliber entries year to date. The contest featured eight categories dealing with various aspects of the natural and human environment.
“The range of subjects reflects a good understanding of the environmental challenges we face and a shared understanding of the power of the picture to tell the story,” Judge Nick Reeves, CIWEM’s Executive Director, said.
Chan Kwok Hung from Hong Kong won the title of The Environmental Photographer of the Year 2011 with his powerful and evocative image of two vulnerable children living on what seems like the very edge of survival.
The title of the Young Environmental Photographer of the Year went to 19-year old Meyrem Bulucek from Romania with the poignant image of an elderly couple entitled Growing Young.
You can view the list of winners of the ‘CIWEM’s EPOTY competition at
Akash mounts his next solo exhibition at Anastasia Photo Gallery in New York from 27 October to 23 December 2011.