Simon Urwin, Britain, Portraiture Open finalist. He captures a young boy standing next to a broken pinata at a birthday party in the working class neighbourhood of Neza in Mexico City.
The Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards celebrates and promotes the very best in portrait photography.
WHAT makes a good portrait? Many struggle to express this with words, its definition as varied as the portraits come, and as broad as the themes they encompass.
Perhaps in this case, pictures do really speak louder than words.
The Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards (KLPA) is testament to this.
Having been around for six years, this annual international contemporary photography competition, based on portraiture and open categories, attracts entries from all over the world.
The entries run the gamut from the theatrical to everyday, absurd to intense – truly a melting pot of prespectives and taste, composition and style.