The Minister lauded the professional work of Shri Bhawan Singh who was given the Life Time Achievement Award for this year, recalling his excellence in capturing the visual journey of India from late 70s.Shri Bhawan Singh has worked in the Indian news industry for over five decades and is one of the senior photo journalist in the country. His career which started in a newspaper has been built mostly around magazines. He worked as Magazine Photo Editor with India Today magazine. He is a recipient of the World Press Photo Award.
- The various categories included Professional Photographer of the Year, Special Mention Award (Professional), Amateur Photographer of the Year, Special Mention Award (Amateur).
- The Professional Photographer Award of the year was given to Shri Javed Ahmed Dar who trains his lens on pictures of human interest. His photographs have appeared in prestigious international publications.
- Shri Himanshu Thakur was given the Amateur Photographer of the year award. He is a photo enthusiast who captures people’s emotions, expressions and city scapes.
- Shri Jaitley also released the brochure for the 5th National Photography Awards which profiles the awardees and their work.
- The Jury for the 5th National Photography Awards was a six member committee headed by Shri Ashok Dilwale. The other members of the Jury included Shri K. Madhavan Pillai, Shri SudharakOlwe, Shri H.Satish, Shri GurinderOsan and Shri SanjivMisra.
- The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is a branch of the Government of India is the apex body for formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws relating to information, broadcasting, the press and films in India.
- Who is the Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting of India?
- Who is the Union Ministet of Information and Broadcasting Minister of India?
- Photojournalist Javed Dar winner of Professional Photographer Award 2016 belongs to which state?