Nabil Rosman, an award winning young photographer from Kelantan, has created three new series of photos under the Main Theme- “Streets of KL”, specially for the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival:
Tradition is a series of pictures focusing on traditional crafts and professions. In this theme, Nabil conveys the message that even in this modern era, there are still individuals who steadfastly work in traditional professions to preserve the multi ethnic cultures that shape our unique identity as Malaysians.
A Bit of Kuala Lumpur is a series of pictures taken at the streets in Kuala Lumpur. We tend to take small things that happen around us for granted. It is important for us to take a step back to appreciate the moment as it may not be the same again.
Living the Life is a series of portraits highlighted the smiles and joy in the subjects’ faces. They are living a simple life and yet they manage to feel happy with what they have. Money is not everything in life- So be happy with what you have, and make the most of it.
Nabil Rosman from Kota Baru was chosen this year as one of the winners of the most prestigious photography competitions in the world – the Hasselblad Masters Awards 2018.
The 18 year Malaysian, was announced as one of 11 honourees of the bi-annual competition’s 11 diverse categories. He won in the “Project/21” section.
The achievement is no mean feat for this “boy of few words” (his self description in his Instagram profile), as the 11 winners were picked from more than 31,500 entries from around the world.
Largely self taught, Nabil has been dabbling in photography since he was in Form Two and is currently pursuing law studies at a local university.
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