Mansoor Ladha: International Photography Awards Oneshot “Street” Photo Winner!


Being in the right place, at the right time. I was in Istanbul, Turkey, wandering around in markets and bazaars when I saw this overflow of worshippers offering their Friday prayers outside the mosque.

Mansoor Ladha recently won an award under Oneshot/ Street Photo category for his photo above. This contest was organised by International Photography Awards (IPA).

The OneShot “Street” Competition

Street photography is an artist’s lens showing real life, chance encounters, and random moments set against the backdrop of the urban landscape, and its soul is the citizens of this urban world.


Mansoor Ladha is a Calgary, Canada, based travel writer, editorial commentator and author of Memoirs of Muhindi: Fleeing East Africa for the West and A Portrait in Pluralism: Aga Khan’s Shia Ismaili Muslims.

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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  1. This is a common site in quite a few rural towns in Pakistan and even in India and China to pray Friday prayers on the side of the street and even on the streets ,it will fill up anybody with spiritual emotionalism and immediate outburst of tears ,inside you cry out Allah o Akber ,Subhan Allah ,that is the power of prayers .


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