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'Best photo' award goes to Bangkok Post's Patipat Janthong

Bangkok Post photographer Patipat Janthong won "Best Photo" at this year's Isra Amantakul Awards for his photo of a woman trying to shield a portrait of the late King from the rain at Sanam Luang.

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Bangkok Post photographer Patipat Janthong won "Best Photo" at this year's Isra Amantakul Awards.

If you are a follower of Bangkok Post Learning here on our website or on Facebook, you have seen hundreds, perhaps thousands of photos from our excellent photographer. Patipat Janthong is one of the best and it is nice to see that his work has been recognised.

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Bangkok Post photographer Patipat Janthong won "Best Photo" at this year's Isra Amantakul Awards.

Patipat's winning photo is of a woman trying her best to shield a portrait of the late King from the rain at Sanam Luang, where mourners gathered to pay their respects to the monarch, and was taken on Oct 29, 2016.

Another photo, entitled "Cattle Walking in a Canal" (or Khlong Wua Dern), taken by the same photographer, won an honourary mention. The picture was taken on Feb 2, 2016 in Don Chedi district of villagers herding their cattle along the dried-up Khlong Makham to another water source, located 7km from the canal.

The two prizes earned him 60,000 baht in cash and two statuettes. The awards were presented at a gala dinner hosted by the Thai Journalists Association on Sunday night.

Yesterday was just another day for the award-winner however. He was back at work covering the controversial demolition of houses in the old Mahakan Fort community in Bangkok.

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