Mumbai, Dec 14 (UNI) Press photographer Hemant Shirodkar of Times of India has bagged two prizes for his entries in a contest organised by the Mumbai Press Club.
A total of 35 news photographers, who are members of the Club, participated in the contest this year, sending in over 450 images. Out of these 12 images were adjudged as winners by the thee-member jury of Santosh Verma, Israr Qureshi and Nrupen Madhvani here last evening.
The photojournalist who have clicked these 12 images 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).
They will take home a cash prize when desktop photo-calendar christened ''Mumbai Moments 2008'', comprising all these 12 images, is formally released by the club early next year.
The contest, organised 5th year in a row, aims to promote the memorable moments of Mumbai captured by the news photographers in a current year.