Selection Committee chose the picture among 6625 entries taking into consideration its quality and creativity. International Photo contest “Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads” is organized by UNESCO’s Silk Road Project.
NEW DELHI — A photograph of the world heritage monument Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi taken by Mohsin Javed, a final year student of Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi has been selected for International Photo contest “Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads” organized by UNESCO’s Silk Road Project.
The international Selection Committee chose the picture among 6625 entries taking into consideration its quality and creativity. The Selection Committee was impressed by the diversity of the photographs that vied for the honour.
Sixty of the best images, including Mohsin’s picture, have been selected to be part of a travelling exhibition, which has been displayed so far in China, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Oman, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan and at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. The exhibition will continue to tour in other countries.
Moreover, the selected photographs have been also presented in a professionally bound photo album, “Youth Lens on the Silk Roads”, which reflect youth’s visions and understanding of the Silk Roads common heritage. A copy of the album has been sent to Mohsin by the UNESCO.
Mohsin, 18, developed his passion for photography when he was in class 8th and took it seriously after 10th class. His pictures have been widely carried by many national and international agencies and publications including international photo agency Getty Images, Germany’s Public International Broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) website and various magazines in India.
Mohsin says he wants to pursue his career in photography. Mohsin’s father Javed Akhtar is a senior journalist who is a news editor in UNI. Happy with his son’s achievement, he told Cararvan daily that he always encouraged Mohsin to carry his photography passion after seeing his some snaps.