Shari Academy’s annual ‘Luxoculus’ photographic exhibition was held at the P.L. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy, followed by the convocation and graduation ceremony at the Garware Club House, Mumbai. Girish Mistry, Dean of Shari Academy presided over the function.
The guests for the evening were Kakubhai Kothari, renowned wildlife photographer, Yoshitaka Shimogawa, Director, Canon India and S.M. Ramprasad, Dy. General Manager, Epson India. The Dean announced that the Academy was re-introducing the Fashion Diploma course which would be headed by professional photographers, Vikram Bawa and Jatin Kampani.
The top award of the evening was given to Dhaval S.Shah who was also declared the Mastercraftsman for 2012. The top scorer of the year prize was grabbed by Vikrant Oulkar, who also won awards in categories like people/portrait, digital enhanced photos and the dean’s award. The other winners were Kunaal Bose for fashion, Sanghamitra. K for food photography, Sushant V.Kadam for photo-journalistic work, Zenith Gurung for Splash and still-life, Ninad Savrikar for automobile photography and Dawa Sherpa for fine art photography.
Kakubhai addresses the gathering. Also seen are Ramprasad, Yoshitaka Shimogawa and Girish Mistry