Penang teen’s back alley photo wins Sony World Photography award

Penang teen Yong Lin Tan's photo, Back alley, which won him Youth Photographer of the Year 2015 at the Sony World Photography awards, the world's biggest photography competition. Photo: Yong Lin Tan/ Sony World Photography

Nineteen-year-old Yong Lin Tan from Penang was awarded Youth Photographer of the Year at 2015 by Sony World Photography awards, the world’s largest photography competition.

His winning photo, titled Back alley, was selected as the overall Youth winner from the three Youth category winners who were revealed in March 2015. The Youth competition is open to all photographers aged 19 and under and is judged on a single shot. More than 6,000 entries were received for the Youth competition this year.

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