Muscat: When Ahmad Al Hadrami took the picture of a camel herdsman in his tribal village of Nakhal, he had little idea that the effort will win him laurels at the just concluded international photography world cup.
“I can’t describe my feelings of happiness,” the school boy said.
When the news came on Wednesday evening, the entire village erupted in happiness since its boy had bagged the honorary award at the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) World Cup in Germany.
Participating for the first time ever, the young photographer competed with youngsters from many countries.
Al Hadrami told the Times of Oman that he only started his career as a photographer in August 2015. After winning the prestigious award, he is planning to establish a small business where he can make some profit out of his talent.
Asked about his favourite click, the young village boy said a picture of two old men looking at an empty space is the best photo he has taken so far.
Ahmed identifies himself as a portrait photographer.
“I love taking images of people’s faces to reflect their emotions and feelings,” he said. The Oman News agency reported on Wednesday that Oman Photographic Society of the Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Science at the Diwan of Royal Court had won two World Cups in Photography in 38th FIAP Youth Print Biennial 2016.
The results of the competition were displayed by FIAP on its website. The Sultanate got 424 points and the World Cup in under-16 category, ahead of Germany, which also won the gold medal with 366 points, followed by Russia, which won the silver medal with 354 points.
The Sultanate won in the federal results the under-21 World Cup with 473 points, ahead of Italy, which got the gold medal with 435 points, followed by Germany, the silver medallist with 373 points. The Sultanate also won six individual awards.