Telangana state of India is very rich in the variety of cultures that represent by list of scheduled tribes. In my journey, I visited a village that located somewhere around Nizamabad city, and Lambadas tribe was living here. They are also known as Sugalis and Banjaras. The old lady here with hair worn in a bun, which look long and high. Their everyday life in the early morning were being documented under my lens.
Portfolio I am David Nam Lip LEE, born on 2 May, 1976, in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Sabah is a state of Malaysia, and we also called it as â€œLand Below the Windâ€ because it lies below the typhoon belt. I completed my primary and secondary study in my hometown. I did my undergraduate studies major in construction management and economics at Curtin University of Technology, Australia. After the graduation, I worked as a manager in a seafood restaurant at my hometown. I love photography since I was eighteen years old. I hardly gain knowledge about photography because it was a costly hobby on those days. My loves to capture images never change but I donâ€™t know how good my images were. I joined my first photography workshop in 2014, which organized by Mr. Danny Yen Sin WONG. He guided me from a snapshot photographer to become an artist who active in international competition and exhibition. My passion to photography has changed my view to the world. I travel to different countries, and documented my exploration by camera. I love to photograph human interest and cultural of people. As a wildlife photographer, I learn how to respect the mother-nature and behavior of animals. Continuous learning and gain advises from experienced photographers have improved my skills and knowledge. I know I need a new direction for my photography dream. My goal is to show people with images that can warm their hearth. Award & Nomination âž¢ 14th ANNUAL LUCIE AWARDS Discovery Of The Year âž¢ 2016 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDSâ„¢ (IPA) Special Photographer of the Year - â€œTime to Rush Homeâ€ - Special First Place - â€œTime to Rush Homeâ€ - Special: Travel/Tourism Third Place â€“ â€œMonk Of Ya Qing Monasteryâ€ - Other Honourable Mention Award - â€œPrayâ€ â€“ People: Lifestyle Honourable Mention Award - â€œPrayâ€ â€“ Special: Travel/Tourism Honourable Mention Award - â€œShadowâ€ â€“ People: Lifestyle Honourable Mention Award - â€œShadowâ€ â€“ People: Children Honourable Mention Award - â€œAre You Crazyâ€ â€“ People: Children Honourable Mention Award - â€œMama In The Kitchenâ€ â€“ People: Lifestyl âž¢ Siena International Photo Awards 2016 Remarkable Artwork Award - ''Time to go home 07'' Outcome based on the incredible quality of the 45,000 images registered to the Siena International Photo Awards 2016 with participants coming from 127 countries around the world. âž¢ The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Finalist - â€œOver Crowded Trainâ€ The photo artwork was featured in CNN and BBC News on May 26, 2016. It was also exhibited at Everyman Cinema, King Cross Station London. âž¢ The Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3) 2016 Competition Gold Award - â€œTime to Rush Homeâ€ - Fine Art / People Honourable Mention Award - â€œDocumentary of Ya Qing Monasteryâ€ Honourable Mention Award - â€œTime to Rush Homeâ€ Professional Memberships âž¢ Director of Whoâ€™s Who in the Nature Division of The Photographic Society of America (PSA) since 2015 âž¢ Awarded Silver PSA Portfolios Distinctions in 2016 âž¢ Achieved a Recognition of Photographic Achievement (ROPA) with Proficiency (PPSA) in 2016 âž¢ Awarded Exhibitor Distinctions (Bronze Exhibitor) of The Photographic Society of Singapore âž¢ Achieved a Global Photographic Union (GPU) distinction â€œCrown 2â€ in 2015