Los Angeles, CA, September 27, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- International Photography Awards (IPA) has announced the winners of 2009's competition.
Wajid Drabu was Awarded: Honorable Mention in Fine Art - Portrait category for the winning entry"Misfortuned soul."
Wajid was born in the valley of Kashmir. With a deep connection to the natural environment he began painting and photography at a young age observing and recreating nature through his unique perspective. A keen interest in the built environment got him motivated to pursue architectural studies in Bombay during which time he became fascinated by the play of forms, light and shade and rediscovered photography as a medium to explore this realm. He is currently practicing Architecture in Los Angeles with a strong connection to photography as a medium for visual dialogue.
The 2009 International Photography Awards received nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographer's accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit www.photoawards.com