GMB Akash wins more awards in England and USA

by | Aug 24, 2011 | Alumni

The world’s most respected names in photography recently selected distinctive pictures to be honored at the 6th Annual Black & White Spider Awards in London.

One of the winners was GMB Akash, a multi awarded photographer from Bangladesh. He is currently enrolled in the multimedia journalism program administered by ACFJ.

He was awarded an honorable mention for his entry in the ‘Silhouette’ category entitled “ Home for Elderly People in Nepal. His photo features the Pashupati Bridhashram (old home), the largest old home in Katmandu with 230 residents, 140 of them women and 90 of them are men. Run by the government, it has always lack of fund for food. Nepal has developed several old aged homes in recent years to rehabilitate the elderly people for their welfare.

Akash’ works were also honored at the 2011 International Photography Awards (IPA), USA. He received 2nd place in the Editorial – Photo Essay and Feature Story category for the winning entry “Lonely Home in Nepal.” His name was also mentioned in three other awards as Honorable Mention in the Editorial – Photo Essay and Feature Story category;  an honorable mention for his photos entitled “Born to work,” “The Bitterest Pill-Child Sex Workers in New Danger”  and “Ships’ Graveyard.”  

GMB Akash attended the World Press Photo seminar in Dhaka for 3 years and graduated with a BA in Photojournalism from Pathshala, Dhaka. He has received more than 40 international awards from all around the world and his work has been featured in over 50 major international publications.

“home for elderly people in Nepal

“lonely home in Nepal” Essay and Feature Story

“Born to work” Essay and Feature Story

“The Bitterest Pill-Child sex workers in new danger” Essay and Feature Story

“Ships’ Graveyard” Essay and Feature Story

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