Bronze 2019 / Advertising / Travel/Tourism


  • Photographer
    Donell Gumiran
  • Agency / Studio
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Advertising/Travel/Tourism

The silhouetted figure in Burka facing off with both her shadow and the huge eyes staring back at her, against an apocalyptic, fiery sky. It’s a brilliantly composed scene which finds something cinematic and symbolic, and highly relevant in today’s political climate, in what is an unexpected setting – a Guinness World Record attempt in Dubai for the biggest collaborative graffiti painting in the world, Distilled the scene down to just these two women, and in doing so highlighting and celebrating them, in a part of the world where women’s rights are so contentious.

He sees himself as an image-maker who captures and tells a story in a photograph. His photography is an art form, borne from his desire to create on canvas and his professional training in design. Donell is known for his evocative portraits, social documentary and travel photography. His favorite subjects are those that capture human conditions and emotions in everyday life. His knack for sharing his stories, captured through the lens, has won him international recognitions. He is the recipient of numerous awards both local and intern