Monday, March 1, 2010

lensman bags 1st prize in dsf photography contest


The Gulf Today photo journalist Kamal Kassim has bagged first prize in photography competition of the 15th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).

The prize-winning picture published in The Gulf Today on Feb.15 has been recognised by the DSF Media Award Jury, as the best picture in the celebrations stream of shopping festival’s professional photo contest.

Organisers of the shopping festival said the award will be conferred to Kamal Kassim at a glittering award ceremony being orgainsed at "One & Only Royal Mirage' Hotel on Sunday evening.

Kamal Kassim has been winning the DSF Photography Award for the second consecutive year. He won first prize for the best photography in the shopping category of the DSF Contest in 2009.
The award-winning snap in the celebrations category was captured from Al Seef Corniche, one of prominent sites of the DSF 2010, has highlighted various facets of the emirate’s rich history and culture.
The photographer covered the activities at the venue that showcased Dubai’s rich history to the present generation of Emiratis and the cosmopolitan population of the Emirate.

Kamal Kassim has been working with The Gulf Today for the past five years. Being in the mainstream journalism for the past 17 years, the photographer worked with various newspapers and news agencies of different languages in the Middle East and India.

Previously he worked with Gulf Times, Arraya Arabic daily, QNA- Qatar News Agency in Qatar and a couple of regional language newspapers and publications in India.

He has won several awards and accolades, including World Handball Federation photography prize, award by Qatar National Photographic Association, Pepsi International Gold Medal, Nehru Memorial Award and Sharjah Tourism Department's Best Photography Award.

Kamal Kassim has also conducted many photography exhibitions on different themes such as tsunami, water resource conservation and other issues.

15 comments:

ഒരു നുറുങ്ങ് March 1, 2010 at 6:24 AM  

My all CONGRATZ !!
Kamal hei yaar !! wish u all the best!

shihab March 1, 2010 at 6:49 AM  

MY HEARTY CONGRATS DEAR AND MY BEST WISHES...
AND ONE MORE... WHO DID THIS EXCELLENT PORTRAIT?...NICE WORK:-)

Shihab

തെച്ചിക്കോടന്‍ March 1, 2010 at 9:30 AM  

Congratulations on your victory!, and
may God help you to complete the hattrick!!

ഏകലവ്യന്‍ March 1, 2010 at 9:41 AM  

Congrats... Kamal

V Rakesh March 1, 2010 at 1:52 PM  

Many Congratulations! Very well deserved!

പുള്ളിപ്പുലി March 1, 2010 at 2:30 PM  

Congratulations

siddhy March 1, 2010 at 4:33 PM  

ഒരായിരം ആശംസകൾ....യാത്ര തുടർന്നോളൂ ഈ ലോകത്തിന്റെ നെറുകയിൽ വരെ ....ഞങ്ങളെല്ലാം പിന്നിലുണ്ട്.....

Abdul Saleem(shameer-Karukamad) March 1, 2010 at 5:22 PM  

എല്ലാ വിധ ആശംസകളും നേരുന്നു,പ്രൈസ് കിട്ടിയ പടം ഒന്ന് കാണണം എന്നുണ്ട്,പേപ്പറില്‍ വന്നതിന്റെ
ആ ലിനക്ക് ഒന്ന് തരാമോ.

Renjith March 1, 2010 at 8:19 PM  

കമല്‍ ഭായി ,
എന്‍റെ ഹൃദയം നിറഞ്ഞ അഭിനന്ദനങ്ങള്‍...

പട്ടേപ്പാടം റാംജി March 1, 2010 at 10:00 PM  

എന്‍റെ എല്ലാ വിധ ആശംസകളും......

മുഹമ്മദ്‌ സഗീര്‍ പണ്ടാരത്തില്‍ March 2, 2010 at 8:29 AM  

കമല്‍ ഭായി ,
എന്‍റെ ഹൃദയം നിറഞ്ഞ അഭിനന്ദനങ്ങള്‍ ...

Sarin March 2, 2010 at 11:27 AM  

congrats.many more to come....

Kamal Kassim March 2, 2010 at 7:52 PM  

Many many thaaanx for the love and well wishes from you people... those close to my heart.

Sranj March 3, 2010 at 6:45 PM  

Many Congratulations!

amesh February 21, 2011 at 10:25 AM  

kamal ji..abinandanangal..
post the photo which won the award please.

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A professional news photographer, presently working with a leading English Daily Newspaper based published from Sharjah, UAE. I have been doing professional photography for the last two decades, and have attented a dozen of international assignements in different countries. Also, have achieved a couple of awards and accolades. I could also organise photographic exhibitions in different locations for different humanitarian movements and some natural disasters.

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