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Instagram Photo Contest winners announced

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Dubai, October 4, 2017

The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has just concluded the latest edition of the Instagram Photo Contest for September.

Five winners were announced for the competition, which was titled ‘Landscapes’. Submissions were received under the hashtag #HIPAContestLandscapes, with the five winners hailing from India, Indonesia, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Unique beauty in art

HIPA Secretary General Ali bin Thalith said, “Landscape photography is a special form of photography that brings a unique beauty to our beloved art form. Due to its unique and artistic nature, specialised landscape photographers are some of the most respected in the industry and their services are often in high demand. The gorgeous nature of landscape photography is resonated in our winning photographs in the Instagram Photo Contest for the month of September. I commend all the photographers that took part this past month and encourage them to continue to grow within this already beautiful and unique art form.”

Stunning Mount Bromo

Indonesian photographer and winner for September Teguh Tofik Hidayat @ ngguhnangguh said, “I took this photograph at 545 am, which is considered to be the best time to shoot a panoramic photograph of the stunning Mount Bromo in Eastern Java.

This was his first win in a contest.

Sand Dunes in Pakistan

Qasim Al Farsi @qasimalfarsi1 from Oman is another Instagram Photo Contest winner whose photograph captured the sand dunes around the Indus River in the Katpana Desert in Northern Pakistan.

Al Farsi, an award-winning landscape photographer commented, “Landscape photography has become more than just a passion but a way of life for me. It has driven me to travel to some of the most serene and beautiful places in the world and to capture unique photographs which I am very proud of. I always aspired to show the beauty of the places I visited and I believe landscape photography has been a perfect avenue for me to do that.”

Full list of winners

Instagram @ Name Country
f9_ph Faisal Saleh Al-Jerifany Saudi Arabia
ngguhnangguh Teguh Tofik Hidayat Indonesia
bhavyajoshi0 Bhavya Joshi India
qasimalfarsi1 Qasim Mohammed Al Farsi Oman
mks1_ Mohammed Khaled Almusabi United Arab Emirates

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