The Grandeur of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

CompanyCalatrava International LLC
PhotographerMario Bejagan Cardenas
PrizeGold in Architecture / Buildings
Entry Description

The majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is not only a place of worship for Muslims but also a grand spectacle of creativity, imagination and timeless beauty. It is extravagant in its appearance and splendor as it is humble, its doors are widely open to everyone from all walks of life.

About Photographer

Mario Cardenas is a UAE-based Filipino photographer & has been making his mark in international photography competitions since 2010. A visionary photographer & self-taught artist, Mario produces distinctive & stand-out images by elucidation of diversity and vibrancy of subjects with story-telling captured from idiosyncratic perspectives. Never resting on his laurels, he continually evolve as an artistic photographer as he competes in photography competitions around the world. Mario's goal is to travel extensively and document exotic places with essential human elements especially vanishing cultures & unique traditions. He dreams to curate his own photography exhibitions & galleries & his works featured in local & international publications. Mario’s passion & talent in photography are manifested through numerous accolades and honors for his works, garnering more than 200 awards from various international competitions in the: USA, UK, Canada, France, Australia, Austria, Germany, China, Singapore, Japan, Qatar, Egypt, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, London, UAE & the Philippines. Some notable awards he received from across a wide variety of genre are: 3 Gold, 1 Silver, & 2 Honourable Awards at IPA 2016, Ph,USA, Gold Award at PX3 2014, Paris, Grand Prize won a H5D-40 Hassleblad camera at Fujairah Photo Awards 2014, UAE, Grand Prize at Photograph of the Year 2013, Australia, Grand Prize at Milset Photography Award 2015, UK, Grand Prize (Architecture) at Humanity Photography Award 2014, China, Grand Prize (Professional) at Sony Imaging Challenge 2012, UAE, Photographer of the Year Award at The Filipino Times Awards 2015, UAE, 1st Place at HIPA Humanitarian Photo Awards 2014, UAE, Winner at HIPA Rehlatna Photography Competition 2014, UAE, Winner at Allard Prize Int’l. Photo Awards 2014, Columbia, 3rd Place at WPO Sony Int’l Photo Awards 2015, UK, 1st Place at BW Spider Awards 2015, USA, Editor's Choice Award at Professional Photographer of the Year 2013, UK, 2 Gold at Trierenberg Super Circuit 2013, Austria, 1st Place at Al Thani Award 2014, Qatar, etc...