Waste to Photo is the Sardinia Symposium photography competition conceived with the specific aim of recreating a scenario representing the global situation with regard to waste and landfills, ranging from the developing countries to the more industrialised nations. The contest officially closed on 31st May, receiving over a hundred entries. During the Symposium, a photography exhibition was set up using a selection of the most significant shots and a jury consisting of members of the IWWG Managing Board and professional photographers voted for the best photo.
To this regard, we are very proud to announce that the winner of the 2019 edition of Waste to Photo is Mr. Mahfuzul Hasan Bhuiyan, with the photo "Toxic Bath" taken in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where leather industries make the Buriganga river almost unlivable.
Mahfuzul Hasan Bhuiyan is one of the key Architectural Photographers as well as Documentary Photographer in Bangladesh. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology. His passion has brought him to photographic practice professionally. His extended interest in different photographic genres inspired him to capture life around the globe. He is a co-founder of Absurd Photos Ltd and currently represented by ZUMA Press inc. He has achieved hundreds of international awards in the field of photography and exhibited in several countries as well as his works have been published worldwide. He is one of the co-founders of Bangladesh Society of Photographic Art (BSPA) and Chairman of Patronage & Promotion in Image Colleague Society (ICS), USA. He has been a fellow of several international photographic clubs worldwide. Mahfuzul also severed as a jury member for many national and international photographic competitions.