Gazi Nafis Ahmed, an artist from Bangladesh, was placed third at the international Pride Photo Award 2015 held recently in the historic Old Church in Amsterdam.
There were 3,800 entries from 60 countries around the world. Pride Photo Award is considered to be the most prestigious photography contest about gender diversity.
Nafis won under the themed category of “Stories of Love and Pride” for his series “Inner Face,” which addresses the sensitive and precarious issue of the LGBT community’s human rights.
The series conveys the subtle sense of challenge in the expressions of the community in a traditional and conservative culture like Bangladesh.
Gazi Nafis Ahmed studied Art and Design at the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design at London Guildhall University in London and Photography at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Denmark.
Nafis was awarded a full scholarship by the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid for Fine Arts in Photography.