12 Photo-journalists awarded in Mumbai

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Mumbai, May 16 (UNI) Twelve photo-journalists were today felicitated by Sony Entertainment Television (SET) chief operating officer Albert Almeida at the Press Club here.

A week-long exhibition of their award-winning photos was unveiled at the Club this evening. The Club, in association with SET, has been organising the contest among the city-based photographers for the last five years to showcase the best photographs that have captured Mumbai and its never-say-die spirit through an annual calendar.

Press photographer Hemant Shirodkar of Times of India bagged two prizes for his entries in the contest this year.

A total of 35 news photographers, who are members of the Club, had participated in the contest, sending in over 450 images. Out of these, 12 images were adjudged as winners.

The 12 winners are A Srinivas (The Indian Express), Ashish Rane (Mid-Day), Deepak Salvi (Mumbai Mirror), Dilip Kagda (The Indian Express), Fawzan Husain (Freelancer), Ganesh Shirsekar (The Indian Express), Goutam Sen (Sahara), Hemant Shirodkar (Times of India, 2 images), Sachin Haralkar (Mumbai Mirror), Vijayanand Gupta and Vikas Khot (Hindustan Times).

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