Kenyan photographer shortlisted for prestigious 2014 Sony World Photography Awards


Kenyan photographer Allan Gichigi is on the shortlist of the prestigious 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s leading photography competitions.

The photographer has been shortlisted in the Split Second category of the Open competition – designed for photography enthusiasts and judged on a single image. Gichigi’s image, titled “Capture Kenya,” was taken at Lake Victoria and perfectly captures a fisherman casting his net.

The photograph was selected by a panel of photography industry experts from nearly 140,000 submissions by photographers from 166 countries, the highest number of entries in the awards’ seven year history.

Gichigi’s shortlisted image will go on show at Somerset House, London, from May 1-18 as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.

The winners of the coveted award will also be announced at the London ceremony.-The Star.

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