Year of Winning Submission: 2016
Abdulla Shayagan was born in 1990 in Afghanistan’s Bamyan province into a farming family. His interest in photography began during a three-month journalism training programme that in turn led to him enrolling in a 3rd Eye photojournalism training programme. Now an active member of 3rd Eye, his work has been exhibited in Afghanistan and abroad. He now works as a freelance writer and photographer.