Shivji Joshi (Dr. Shiv Narayan Joshi) is an Indian photo-artist of international repute from Jodhpur, Rajasthan, and active in the field of photography since 1964.
Joshi is a Gold medalist in M.A. Philosophy who retired as the Head of the Department of Philosophy, Jodhpur Jai Narain Vyas University.
As a photographer, Mr. Joshi has special interest in 'Desert Photography'. His work artistically portrays the wastelands of Rajasthan and also the folk culture of the state. Besides Desert Photography, he has done some incredible work in Travel and Street Photography.
Mr. Joshi holds AFIAF and Honourary FIP distinctions from the Federation of Indian Photography. His works have been published in print and digital medium worldwide including National Geographic. His work "Desert Crossing" became the cover of the book "Fundamentals of World Regional Geography". Altogether Shivji Joshi has received more than 900 acceptances and 125 awards in National and International Photo Contests
Shivji Joshi Says:
“Picture Bolta Hai 2021 photography contest organised by Indian Oil received images of good quality. It was quite hard for us to select only 5 images for awards out of so many high quality photos. I am deeply impressed that Indian Oil Corporation organises such photography contests regularly to promote the skill of photography amongst its employees.”
Mohan Bane is a well-known and widely acclaimed photo journalist who has been in the limelight for almost five decades with his exclusive pictures related to politics, communal riots, various bandhs, agitations and sports.
He has covered for long various important events in his career as photographer which includes the long drawn out struggle of the textile workers in Mumbai, the Bhiwandi communal riots, the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts, 12th South Asian games, 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Besides wielding the camera effectively, he has put the pen to good use too and has authored 4 books so far.
Bane’s work has been appreciated by millions and he has been the recipient of many national and international awards and accolades. He was conferred with the Daily 'Ekmat' award for the best photo journalist in 1997. The Vishwa Sanwad Kendra's 'Devarshi Narad' award for photo journalism was presented to him in 2018. In 2019, he was selected for the prestigious Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Award by the Deep Kamal Foundation. It has been a long, arduous but a satisfying journey for him in the field of photo journalism.
Mohan Bane Says:
“In the present scenario when pandemic has taken toll on lives of every individual I must appreciate the efforts taken by IOC to bring together it's employees though through an online channel and host this Photography Contest. The contest has brought forward the creativity and imagination from all the contestants. A good photographer must have a very keen eye for detail to ensure that all elements within the photo—the lighting, the composition, the subject, and everything else in between—work together harmoniously to convey the right vision or message. Even the tiniest detail can make or break a photograph. We could see those details in most of the pictures submitted. Let this skill inspire you to work harder and become the photographer you’ve always wanted to be.”
" Technically very sound photo with circular composition. Eye of viewer roams within frame watching the activity curiously what is happening. One blur hand of person sitting right side shows the dynamicity of frame. It also shows that picture is taken in low available light. Opened index finger of another person works as pointer forcing viewer's eye to look into the scene.
Emotionally this is very strong photo showing the deep relationship of togetherness which is the very foundation of home."
"This is beautiful landscape decorated by crisp sharpness, greater depth of field, vibrant colours and with diagonal lines giving a rhythm to otherwise a still frame. Emotionally it is a strong photo spreading positive message of how one can feel peace and calmness in such a horrifying atmosphere of pandemic and also the importance of unpolluted nature in our life. "
" Very good photo with beautiful golden light in skyline. Beautiful golden rim light on the dog looks very nice. Photo has strong emotional value. Dog is also confined to the home boundary due to pandemic and so seems to be very down. One can also guess that the dog is waiting for his master to home from the work, a homely feeling "
" Strong photo justifying the philanthropic work providing relief to grieved families by Indian Oil during pandemic "
‘#PictureBoltaHai’ is the annual photography contest held by IndianOil’s Western Region for employees of Western Region & its locations and State Offices. This employee engagement activity provides opportunity to the employees to showcase their creative side. This is its fifth edition.
The response to this year’s #PictureBolt Hai Contest held in July 2021 was truly overwhelming. We have received as many as 103 entries.
A two-member panel of external judges Dr Shivnarayan Joshi and Mr Mohan Bane, evaluated the submissions and admittedly had a tough time while evaluating the entries.