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Taiwanese photographer wins top architecture prize in Moscow

2019/05/28 16:45:17

Photo courtesy of Yang Tsung-han (楊宗翰)

Taipei, May 28 (CNA) Taiwanese photographer Yang Tsung-han (楊宗翰) won the top prize in the architecture category at the 2019 Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) competition with his series of work titled "Tunnel at Night," according to the list of contest winners released by the organizers.

Taiwan's Shao An-tse (邵安澤) clinched two gold medals and one bronze, with one gold in the advertising/music category with "Dull and Sulk," and another gold in the events/music category with "Architecture of Music," as well as one bronze in the advertising/music category with "Emerging from the Cocoon."

Shao An-tse's "Dull and Sulk" / Image taken from MIFA website

Taiwanese photographer Shirley Wung (翁富美) took home 12 prizes, including one gold in the architecture category with "Traveling," five bronze medals and six honorable mentions.

Yang's winning work will be displayed at an exhibition that will be held at the Moscow Photocenter June 19-23, featuring the category winners of the 2019 MIFA photography contest.

Launched in 2014, the MIFA competition is an annual event dedicated to recognizing and promoting talented photographers from around the world and introducing them to the creative community in Russia.

The competition was divided into nine categories -- advertising, architecture, books, editorials, fine art, nature, people, professional and emerging/students, with first place category winners to be granted a US$100 cash prize, while the winner of MIFA Photographer of the Year to be honored with a US$3,000 cash prize and a MIFA trophy.

Rasmus Flindt Pedersen's "The Forgotten Country" / Image taken from MIFA website

This year, the winner of MIFA Photographer of the Year is Denmark's Rasmus Flindt Pedersen, who won the title with his series "The Forgotten Country."

(By Sabine Cheng and Evelyn Kao)