As his interest towards photography grew, Osman Adnan, affectionately known as OSAD, is usually seen spending his time capturing athletes in actions. He decided to combine both of his passions, sports and photography, as his full time job. A loyal Selangor “Red Giants” fan, OSAD is synonym to sports photographers fraternity in Malaysia.
After graduating in Bachelor of Management (Marketing) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2009, he left his corporate job to pursue his passion as a photojournalist with the New Straits Times Press.
As his talent became notable, OSAD was given the opportunity to cover the SEA Games, AFF Suzuki Cup, Delhi Commonwealth Games, and Thomas Cup. OSAD was also on assignment for the national sports events – F1 Grand Prix, Motorcycle GP, golf tournaments, Badminton Super Series, and FINA Diving Grand Prix.
His photographic experience were also includes visit of the US President Barack Obama to Malaysia, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi meets Indonesian President Joko Widodo at Istana Bogor in 2015, 13th Malaysia’s General Elections, AirAsia crash in Surabaya, and Kuala Lumpur World Islamic Forum.
Among his many accolades, OSAD was awarded ASEAN Young Photographer Award in conjunction with Youth Olympics Games 2010, Malaysian Press Institute 2014 Photo Essay Award, two consecutive years in 2015 and 2016 of the Asian WAN IFRA bronze medal for sports photography, Best Picture for 2017 Sports Writers Association Of Malaysia, and SIC-MAM-SAM 2018 National Motorsports Best Photographer Award.
His biggest achievement was in 2015, for the first time he had his first solo exhibition at the Galeri NSTP.
OSAD was also a part of the panel for a photography symposiums at Canon Photography Forum “Changes in Career” and was aired on the Radio and Televisyen Malaysia’s 13-episode “Young Photographers,” programme. OSAD was recently a panel at the National Higher Eductaion & Institution Games 2018.MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS :-
- AFF SUZUKI CUP 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
- Special Operation LAHAD DATU INTRUTIONS – BORNEO SABAH
- AIR ASIA QZ8501 CRASH IN SURABAYA
- UNIVERSIADE 2011 IN SHENZHEN CHINA
- F1 MALAYSIA GRANDPRIX
- MOTOGP MALAYSIA GRANDPRIX
- WSBK MALAYSIA
- SEA GAMES 2011 (JAKARTA), 2015 (SINGAPORE), 2017 (MALAYSIA)
- 2010 NEW DELHI COMMONWEALTH
- THOMAS CUP MALAYSIA 2010
- Le Tour De Langkawi 2014
- 13th MALAYSIA GENERAL ELECTIONS
- 2010 Asean Young Photographer award
- 2015 Bronze Medal Sport category WAN IFRA Asia Award
- 2014 Malaysia Press Institute , Photo Esei Award
- 2016 Bronze Medal Sport Category WAN IFRA Asia Award
- 2017 Best Sport Photo Malaysia Sport Association Writes
- 2017 Best Photographer Award SIC-MAM