World Photography Day is a site that was developed to help celebrate the art of photography. It began back in 2009, and since then has grown to a global scale, reaching photographers from all corners of the world.
This year the site held a competition for which our very own Lauri Laukkanen was announced ‘Photographer of the Year 2012’!
Being given the title of ‘Photographer of the Year 2012’ would be an amazing honour to any photographer, but to one who had only began his photography life at the beginning of this year is an amazing achievement!
He was awarded this title for the submission of his shot, titled “A Deep Gaze”.
“Winning this competition is a great honor and I’m just totally awestruck at the moment. When I first received the email, and saw that I had won, I couldn’t believe my eyes – I had actually almost forgotten about the competition… But it really is great to see that the hard work that I’ve put into developing myself as a photographer has paid off.” – Lauri Laukkanen
I’m sure I speak for everyone within the SLR Lounge community when we wish Lauri the biggest congratulations on his achievement and that we look forward to seeing more of his awesome work!