PhotoStart, The Nest i/o’s month long campaign to promote entrepreneurship through the lens of ameteur photographers, remained open till 25th May, 2017. Zak Kazi won the competition with his photo titled “Dignity of Labour” while Hamza Sheikh and Ibad Anis were the first and second runner ups for Poultry Farm Shed and Ek Tha Chingchi Wala.
The photo exhibition began at 6:00 PM on 24th May at The Nest i/o. The pictures were judged by the renowned fashion photographer, Tapu Javeri, photojournalist and sculptor, Mobeen Ansari, and entrepreneur and photojournalist, Khaula Jamil. All pictures were judged on a 100 point criteria set by the judges.
Out of over 300 entries, a total of 34 photographs were shortlisted for the final judging while 18 photographs were displayed as out-of-competition entries. After announcing the winners, the judges shared some insightful comments regarding professional photography. All the winners thanked The Nest i/o for taking this initiative to promote both, entrepreneurship and amateur photographers and were grateful to receive the helpful feedback that the judges shared.
The judges were very pleased with all the entries and impressed with quality of work submitted. Tapu Javeri expressed his desire to attend such events in the future and encouraged everyone to take initiatives that promote entrepreneurship and encourage the youth to take active part in the society.
Besides the three winners, three special mentions were given to Iqran Rasheed for his photograph Rozi Roti, Shaheer Kashan for Khawateen ke Liye Latest Variety, and Ahmed Sultan for Fully Equipped Guide on Hopar Glacier.
Jehan Ara, President P@SHA and The Nest i/o commented “Entrepreneurship is more than just about starting a business, it is about celebrating diversity the sometimes so easily forgotten entrepreneur. The purpose of this competition was to get different visual perspectives of entrepreneurship. The response that we received was amazing”.
The exhibition remained open for public viewing on May 25 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.