From Kuwait to the World: 3 photographers secure top honors in global competition

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Three Kuwaiti photographers win the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid International Photography Award.

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 18, (Agencies): In the 12th edition of the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award, three Kuwaiti photographers emerged victorious, solidifying their presence in one of the world’s foremost photography competitions. With over 80,000 submissions from professionals and amateurs globally, the award featured 25 categories spanning seven axes.

Badr Hussein, a Kuwaiti photographer, secured second place in the “General Axis – Colored” category. Dr. Muhammad Al-Kandari, specializing in wildlife photography, claimed fourth place in the “Diversity” Award, while Muhammad Al-Qattan, also from Kuwait, secured the fifth position in the same category.

Expressing his enthusiasm for winning fourth place in the “Diversity” Award, Al-Kandari emphasized the significance of Kuwait’s strong representation in this prestigious international forum. He stated that this accomplishment is a source of pride for the country, showcasing Kuwait’s capabilities to compete and excel on the global stage. Al-Kandari commended the role of the jury and organizers for acknowledging and facilitating such achievements.

Renowned for his expertise in wildlife photography, Al-Kandari has garnered accolades in various countries. Notably, he received awards in the nature category at the National Geographic Photography Competition in 2015 and the Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award in 2016. In addition to his successful photography career, Al-Kandari has served as a jury member for numerous local and international photography competitions.

Established in 2011 and headquartered in Dubai, the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award aims to elevate global interest in photography, enhance performance and creativity in the field, build an international community, and encourage greater participation in relevant competitions and activities worldwide.

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