Ravindra Ranasinghe secured the Gold Trophy in the Open Category at the State Festival of Photography 2017, which was held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre. He won the same award in 2016. This is his second consecutive win. This year seven of his photographs were exhibited among the final 150, winning the Gold Trophy and three Merit Awards.
Ravindra is a young photographer who has been performing at the highest level at both national and international arenas for the past seven years. Among his achievements are over 41 international awards won at 97 international competitions held in over 38 countries, having exhibited over 475 photographs at such international exhibitions. Alongside with the international achievements he has been one of the top performers in the national photography arena since 2011, winning a number of accolades.
Apart from these wins, he has conducted solo photography exhibitions in Sri Lanka as well as in Vietnam. He was one of two photographers who travelled to China representing the country at the recent China-Sri Lanka Photographers’ Exchange Programme.