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AJK-MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, and Danish Siddiqui Foundation Join Forces for Qala Photography Competition and Exhibition

New Delhi, 22 May 2023 AJK-MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, and the Danish Siddiqui Foundation are proud to announce their collaboration for Qala, the Photography Competition and Exhibition. This exciting partnership aims to promote the idea of photojournalism and pay tribute to the renowned photojournalist Danish Siddiqui.

Qala, a highly anticipated event organized by AJK-MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, provides a platform for photographers to showcase their talent and tell compelling visual stories. The collaboration with the Danish Siddiqui Foundation will see the establishment of the prestigious “Danish Siddiqui Award for Photojournalistic Image” within the competition.

The competition will be held on June 8th and 9th, 2023. and for the duration of two days, will feature an exhibition, multiple photography installations, photo talks by industry professionals, and a photo competition. 

The competition has three categories for which entries are open: 

  • Photojournalistic Images
  • Pattern in Chaos
  • Forms of Affection

Event Venue: M.F. Husain Art Gallery, Gate No.8, Jamia Millia Islamia. 

Time: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

To participate in the competition, students can submit their entries here 

The Danish Siddiqui Foundation, founded in honor of the late Danish Siddiqui, a talented and fearless photojournalist, is dedicated to preserving his legacy and supporting the advancement of visual storytelling. By joining forces with AJK-MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, the foundation aims to further promote the power and significance of photojournalism.

Through this collaboration, aspiring photographers and professionals will have the opportunity to submit their impactful images and compete for the Danish Siddiqui Award for Photojournalistic Image. The award will recognize exceptional storytelling, highlighting the importance of capturing the truth and documenting significant moments that shape our world.

Both AJK-MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, and the Danish Siddiqui Foundation are excited about the potential impact of this collaboration. By combining their expertise and resources, they hope to inspire a new generation of photojournalists and create a platform that fosters appreciation for the art of visual storytelling.

The Qala Photography Competition and Exhibition, in association with the Danish Siddiqui Foundation, will open doors for photographers to connect, learn, and showcase their work. It will serve as a testament to the remarkable contributions of Danish Siddiqui and the power of photojournalism in shaping narratives and fostering social change.

For more information about Qala, the Photography Competition and Exhibition, please visit [website link].

About AJK-MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia: AJK-MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, is a leading institution for media and mass communication education in India. Committed to nurturing talent and providing a platform for creative expression, AJK-MCRC empowers students to make a positive impact in the field of media.

About Danish Siddiqui Foundation: The Danish Siddiqui Foundation is a non-profit organization established to honor the legacy of Danish Siddiqui, an internationally acclaimed photojournalist. The foundation is dedicated to promoting and preserving the values and principles that Danish Siddiqui stood for, including truth, empathy, and the power of visual storytelling.