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Bangladeshi lensman Shahriar wins Nikon photo award

A photo of a passionate Bangladeshi tailor busy stitching dresses in a waterlogged city has won the top prize in the Next Generation category of Japan’s prestigious Nikon Photo Contest 2020-21.

The photo, titled Karwaan Bazar, was shot by Bangladeshi photographer Shahriar Amin Fahim. He had sent the photo for the elite contest that started way back in 1969.

Some 26,000 participants from around 150 countries took part in the contest, and over 65,000 photos were submitted. And it was for the first time that a photographer from Bangladesh got an award in this contest.

Shahriar is an engineering graduate from the Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET). He is a freelance photographer who has bagged over 30 national and international awards to date.

Source: United News of Bangladesh