2012 International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Competition

Mohammed M El Kadi was awarded in the International Photography Awards Competition. International Photography Awards (IPA) has announced the winners of 2012's competition.
Mohammed M El Kadi
was Awarded: Honorable Mention in People - Culture category for the winning entry "Moment of Ascending."

ABOUT Winner:
Munir El Kadi is an Iraqi photographer currently based in Abu Dhabi. He started photography at the age of 14 when his father gave him an AE1 Canon film camera. At the age of 17 he had his first photograph published as a cover for Afaq Arabia cultural journal in Iraq. In the early days of digital photography he shifted his interest to documentary film making before moving back into photography in 2008. He has won several international awards including the Juror of Merit award in the International Fine Art Photography Awards, Paris 2013 and a Special Honorable mention in the IPA Luci Awards in 2012. His works have been exhibited in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Paris, the Wisbech Museum in Oxfordshire, UK, as well as in Freiburg, Germany. Munir earned his photography diploma from New Institute of Photography in 2014. He worked with names like Ahmed Qabani and Muath Al Alousi from Iraq, and Maurice Weiss from Germany. His projects focus on cultural, environmental and social issues of today’s world. Aside from Photography, Munir interests are in Tango, issues in contemporary education, and philosophy of science.Munir enjoys travel, cultural, nature and abstract photography. During his spare time when he is not shooting, he enjoys Argentinian tango dancing, reading and cultural activities. He works in Education Technology
The 2012 International Photography Awards received nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographer's accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit

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