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Sarker Protick wins World Press Photo Award

  • Published at 02:56 pm February 18th, 2015

Sarker Protick, a Bangladeshi photographer, has won the 2nd prize in the World Press Photo Award, 2015, in the category of Daily Life Stories.

The photojournalist bagged the prestigious award for his story documenting the lives of his grandparents in their old age.

The Dhaka-based photographer is currently teaching at Pathshala South Asian Media Institute.

In 2012, Protick won the Prix Mark Grosset pour les écoles internationales de photographie and the World Bank Art Program.

He was chosen by the British Journal of Photography as the "One to watch" in 2014.

The 2015 Awards Days, an annual celebration of the prizewinners, will take place in Amsterdam on April 24-25.

The prize-winning pictures will be presented in an exhibition and tour year-round to about 100 cities in 45 countries.

The tour will start out in Amsterdam at De Nieuwe Kerk on April 18.

The 2015 contest drew entries from around the world: 97,912 images were submitted by 5,692 press photographers, photojournalists, and documentary photographers from 131 countries.

Bangladeshi photographers are bringing pride to the nation by consistently winning one of the most prestigious awards of photography. Previous Bangladeshi winners are Shafiqul Alam Kiron (1998 and 2000), Shoeb Faruquee (2004), GMB Akash (2005), Andrew Biraj (2011), Taslima Akhter (2014) and Rahul Talukder (2014).

The World Press Photo began its journey from 1955 and is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide.