Bangladeshi photographer Sarker Protick won an award at the 58th World Press Photo Contest for the year 2014, announced earlier this week.
His photo series, “What Remains” has been named second prize winner at the Daily Life Stories category of the contest. A faculty member of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Protick's winning photo series is based on his ageing grandparents.
The World Press Photo of the Year 2014 title was awarded to Danish photographer Mads Nissen for his photograph of a gay couple in Russia, a country where homosexuality is criminalised. Other winning photographs of the contest include images of political and social significance from Gaza, Istanbul, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and more.
The World Press Photo organizes the contest every year to recognize the year's most important achievements in photojournalism and photography. The contest is heralded as the world's most important and prestigious award in the field of press photography.
More than 95,000 images were submitted from more than 130 countries to the 8 categories of this year's contest.
The winners were selected by a jury comprised of 17 internationally-recognised jurors. The jury was chaired by Michele Nally, director of photography and assistant managing editor of The New York Times.