Firoz Seyed wins second IMFQ photography contest


DOHA FIROZ Seyed, an Indian photographer working with Qatar’s Ministry of Environment, won the first prize in the second edition of the Indian Media Forum Qatar (IMFQ) photography contest and exhibition held in Doha recently.

The photograph that won him the prize was taken in Souq Waqif and shows two Qatari horse riders in the picturesque souq. The panel of jurors described the photograph as the “best one among many other beautiful photos which showcased the rich culture and heritage of Qatar.” IMFQ, a forum of Indian expatriate journalists working in different media organisations in Qatar, which functions under the Indian embassy, had chosen the ‘Cultural Heritage and Tradition of Qatar’ as the theme of this year’s photography contest.

The second prize went to Shiraz Sithara, a photographer working with Qatar’s Supreme Judicial Council while Sanjay Chapolkar, a freelance photographer, got nominated for the third position in the contest.

A total of 30 photographers participated in the contest exhibiting over 100 photographs.

The winners for first, second and third positions will get QR2,000, QR1,000 and QR500 respectively.

All the participants will be given an IMFQ memento and a certificate of appreciation at a function to be organised in Doha later.

The jury included Hussain Ahmed, Seyed Omar and Salman Faraj Ali.

The exhibition orgnised at Quality Center, Airport Road. in Doha also showcased the history of police in Qatar with the photographs displayed by the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Interior.

The exhibition inaugurated by Indian Ambassador to Qatar HE Sanjiv Arora earlier attracted prominent personalities and hundreds of students from different Indian schools in Doha.

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