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Kashmiri photojournalist wins award

Srinagar: Showkat Nanda, a young Kashmiri photojournalist has won the National Press Photo Award 2011 organized by the Media Foundation of India.

Showkat's picture of three Kashmiri sisters widowed in the ongoing conflict in Kashmir was selected as “photo of the year” by a  three-member jury which included award-winning photojournalists Pablo Brtholomew, Arko Dutta and the AP Chief Photographer for South Asia, Kevin Frayer. Apart from the top title, Nanda also won first and third prizes in General News category. The jury selected 97 prize-winning images in six categories. "This picture is not only beautiful and quiet, but haunting,” the jury said about his photograph.  Showkat Nanda who has done Masters in Masscom & Journalism from Kashmir University's MERC in 2007 is a freelance photographer.   

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 May 2011 on page no. 17

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