Myanmar lensmenscoop up prizes at ‘Image of Asia’ contest

‘U Pain Bridge’ by Kyaw Win Hlaing. (Photo – Asian Geographic)

Myanmar photographers Kyaw Zaw Lay and Kyaw Win Hlaing eachwon an award under different categories in the“Image of Asia” photo competition organised by Asia Geographic magazine.

Kyaw Zaw Lay’s photo titled “Fetching Water in Pakokku”picked up the “Environmental Photographer of the Year”award while Kyaw Win Hlaing’s “U Pain Bridge”won the“Landscape of Asia” award.

Besides the two Myanmar photographers, two photographers from Sri Lanka, a photographer from France, and a lensman from the United Kingdom also took gongs.

The competition attracted 159 entries submitted by 33 local photographers via Today Group. Kyaw Win Hlaing took a grand prize in the same event last year.