'Bangkok Post' snapper wins pic award

'Bangkok Post' snapper wins pic award

Bangkok Post photographer Wichan Charoenkiatpakul poses with his 'Safe Love' photo which won Best News Photo of the Year from the Isra Amantakul Foundation and the Thai Journalists Association, announced on Thai Journalists Day yesterday. (Photo by Nutthawat Wicheanbut)
Bangkok Post photographer Wichan Charoenkiatpakul poses with his 'Safe Love' photo which won Best News Photo of the Year from the Isra Amantakul Foundation and the Thai Journalists Association, announced on Thai Journalists Day yesterday. (Photo by Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

Bangkok Post photographer Wichan Charoenkiatpakul has won the Isra Amantakul Foundation and the Thai Journalists Association's (TJA) Best News Photo award for his Safe Love photo.

The announcement was made yesterday during an event marking Thai Journalists Day.

The photo shows a bride and groom and their family members wearing face masks while taking a group photo at a wedding at Bangkok's Priest Hospital in March last year.

Accumulating more points from the committee than the other 49 pictures, Wichan won the prize, which included a trophy and 100,000 baht.

Wichan, 27, has won four honourable mentions in the past three years in national news photo contests.

The other pictures in this year's final round included photos of an audience with His Majesty the King and political rallies taken by photographers from Manager, Thairath and Daily News newspapers.

There was no best news report of the year. A report on African Horse Sickness by Daily News won an honourable mention. Other stories included the hit-and-run case of Red Bull scion Vorayuth Yoovidhya, Covid-19, political protests and online investment scams.

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