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Kuwaiti photographer receives highest award in Benjamin Mkapa competition

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Kuwaiti wildlife photographer Mohammad Murad

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: Kuwaiti photographer Mohammad Murad won the highest honorary award in the 2022 Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography, held recently in Kenya, organized by the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the American Nature’s Best photography (NBP).

Part of the gallery in the Nairobi Museum

In a statement to KUNA, Sunday, Murad said that he won this award within the mobile photography category, as he took a picture with his phone of a leopard tortoise, a wild turtle that lives in savannas of eastern and southern Africa, while traveling in Kenya in 2018.

Mohammad Murad snatches photo

He stated that this years’ the number of participants reached to 9,500 from 57 countries, and the 2022 competition results were revealed at the Mkapa Awards Ceremony at the Nairobi Museum in Kenya.

Photo of the leopard tortoise that won Benjamin Mkapa award

The exhibition that is currently on display at the Nairobi Museum, which consists of 77 printed images and four video clips, will tour international museums and galleries, added Murad. The photographer Murad won several awards and achieved first places in local and international competitions in Kuwait, Spain, Russia, America, France, India, Germany, Britain, UAE, Italy and the Netherlands. (KUNA)

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