Travel Photographer Asia 2016

November 16, 2016 2016年11月16日
Tailor Net by Raiyani Muharramah, Vietnam

In close collaboration with FUJIFILM X, Travel Photographer Asia is an annual travel photography event that includes a photography contest, photo talks, classes and workshops run by world-famous photojournalists and documentary photographers. The 2016 photo competition was a big success, with powerful entries ranging from the cities of Bangladesh to the wilderness of Indonesia.

Shy by Md Rashid Un Nabi, Thailand
Morning Bliss by Darren J. Bennett, Taiwan
Crazy Journey by A.M.Ahad, Bangladesh

Travel Photographer Asia was recently rebranded as the Travel Photographer Society. The relaunch establishes them as a global community that welcomes photography enthusiasts of every calibre, as long as they share an eagerness to explore the world at large.

Wild Ride by Alexandra Novitske, Jordan
Ganesh Festival by Alain Schroeder, India
The Walesharks of Cenderawasih – A Stormy Day by Alex Varani, 1st Place Winner, Indonesia

For the TPA 2016 photo contest, hundreds of professionals and amateurs competed in five major categories: People, Daily Life, Sense of Place, Nature and Beautiful Home. The submissions unveiled the most intriguing and beautiful moments of each participants journeys through Asia.

Ballooning Cappadocia by Andrei IIiescu, People Choice Award 1, Turkey
Larung Gar Night by Paul Ratje, People Choice Award 2, China
Content Life by Kajan Madrasmail, Beautiful Home Category Winner, India
Fire Ritual by Steve Reynolds, Merit Prize 1, India
Alone by Etienne Bossot, Merit Prize 2, Vietnam

The winners of the 2016 photo contest received Fujifilm camera equipment, a cash prize, prints in PHOTOBOOK Malaysia, free entry into the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, as well as entry into the OBSCURA Festival Masterclass, one of the most premier Malaysian photography festivals. All the prizes were spread between the winners of the five major categories.

Celebrating Victory by Md. Khalid Rayhan Shawon, 1st Runner Up, Bangladesh
Hands by Sanjay Ramani, 2nd Runner Up, India
Window on Poverty by Yap Kok Hing, Cambodia

Beyond the prizes alone, the champions were given an opportunity to participate in the specially curated exhibition at MAPKL, one of the leading art galleries in Kuala Lumpur. Besides the winners from the five major categories, TPA 2016 also selected 50 photographs to be showcased in MAPKL art gallery’s White Box exhibition space.

Fisherman Family by Zarni Myo Win, Myanmar
Life and Lines by Probal Rashid, Bangladesh
Congregational Prayer by Noor Gelal, Bangladesh
Peaceful Morning by Handi Laksono, Myanmar
World Ejtema by Md Rafayat Haque Khan, Bangladesh

Since its initial launch in 2015, Travel Photographer Asia Award has been steadily gaining popularity across Asia, and even began to accept submissions from the Middle East and Australia. The new upcoming Travel Photographer Society Awards 2017 will broaden its boundaries even further by opening its doors to the entire world. Early bird entries for the new contest will begin from November 19th. The four categories for TPS 2017 are Landscape & Environment, People and Culture, Travel and Documentary, and Street.

Celebration by Shashi Sharma, India
Oath by Parish Paradkar, India
A Mother’s Sacrifice by Mohamad Taqiuddin Bin Awang, Malaysia

The upcoming competition will select the best 45 photographs to be on display alongside the future winners of the four major categories at MAPKL art gallery again this year. The selected photographs will be on display between April 27th and May 7th, and the actual award ceremony will take place on May 4th. To find out more about the details and entry rules of Travel Photographer Society Awards 2017, you can visit their official website here.


Fisherman in Action by Achmad Mikami Sumawijaya, Indonesia
The Horse Man by Gunarto Gunawan, Indonesia



Contributor: Anastasia Masalova
Images Courtesy of Travel Photographer Society