Bangladeshi photographer Gazi Nafis Ahmed bagged the third prize at international Pride Photo Award-2015, held recently at the historic Old Church in Amsterdam, says a press release.
There were 3,800 entries from 60 countries. Pride Photo Award is considered to be the most prestigious contest for Photography about gender diversity.
Nafis won his award in the “Stories of Love and Pride” category for his series “Inner Face” which addresses the sensitive and precarious issues of human rights of the LGBT community. The series conveys the challenges involved in the expressions of the community in a traditional and conservative culture like Bangladesh.
Gazi Nafis Ahmed studied Art & Design at the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media & Design of London Guildhall University in London, and Photography at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Denmark.
The Pride Awards exhibition, opening on the same day as Award ceremony at the Old Church in Amsterdam, will end on 25 October 2015.