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Altaf Qadri

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Profession: Photojournalist
Location: Amritsar , India ( AIA )
Home base: Srinagar/Amritsar
URL: http://www.altafqadri.com
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Languages spoken: English, Hindi, Urdu, or Kashmiri
Organization: The Associated Press
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Last login: over 3 years ago
Member since: 19 Aug 2005 23:08

About

Altaf Qadri born in Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir, is an outstanding photojournalist of his generation. Altaf studied science at Kashmir University and began his working life as a computer engineer before he took photography as a profession. It was not long before Altaf gained his first freelance assignment and, in 2001, he became a staff photographer on a local newspaper. He provided extensive coverage of the conflict in Kashmir to European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) from May 2003 to May 2008 and then joined The Associated Press in September 2008. His photographs and stories from events in Kashmir have appeared in newspapers and news magazines around the globe including Time, The Guardian, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post and The Times among others. He has had many exhibitions in several cities like, Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Francisco, New Mexico, Cambodia, Houston, New York, Beijing, France, New Delhi and Mumbai. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including:- 

* Winner of First place in General News Story category in India Press Photo Contest 2008 by Ramnath Goenka Foundation. 
* Awarded The Paola Biocca International Reportage Award 2008 by International Journalism Festival, Italy. 
* Third prize for Best Published Story category in “Best of Photojournalism 2008” by NPPA
* Awardee of the All Roads Photography Program by National Geographic Society for the year 2007. 
* First prize in ‘One Weeks Work’ category by 64th Pictures of the Year International Competition POYi 2007. 
* Special Jury Prize by 3rd DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards 2007. 
* Bronze Prize by 3rd China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) 2007. 
* Honorable Mention in the Nature & Environmental News Story category in the 3rd CHIPP Contest 2007.. 
* First prize in Sports Action and Feature category in the ‘India Press Photo 2006. 
* Honourable mention in People in News category in the ’India Press Photo 2006. 
* Outstanding Award in Spot News at the 2nd China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) 2006. 
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Outstanding Award in General News at the 2nd China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) 2006. 
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Honourable mention in the General News category in the ’Best of Photojournalism 2006’  by NPPA.;
* Second prize in the International News Pictures Story Category in the ‘Best of Photojournalism 2005" by NPPA.    
* Best Story prize in ’General News’ category at Mumbai Press Photo Contest 2005. 
* Second prize in ‘General News singles’ category at Mumbai Press Photo Contest 2005. 
* Third prize in ‘Sports Action singles’ category at Mumbai Press Photo Contest 2005. 
* Third prize in ‘People in the News singles’ category at Mumbai Press Photo Contest 2005. 
* Honourable Mention in the ‘Spot News singles’ category at Mumbai Press Photo Contest 2005. 

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Publications

Altaf Qadri. MSNBC , pp. "March 23-30", Mar 24 2006. "Pictures of the Week" MSNBC , pp. "March 23-30". Mar 24 2006.
Altaf Qadri. Time Magazine (online) , pp. pp.05, Nov 16 2005. "Pictures of the Week" Time Magazine (online) , pp. pp.05. Nov 16 2005.
Altaf Qadri. www.gazetagazeta.com , pp. 2, Oct 20 2005. "Tragedia ponad wyobrażenie - dalsze doniesieniawww" www.gazetagazeta.com , pp. 2. Oct 20 2005.
Altaf Qadri. M & C News , pp. 1, Oct 19 2005. "India: Minister`s slaying bid to end peace" M & C News , pp. 1. Oct 19 2005.
Altaf Qadri. M & C News , pp. 1, Oct 16 2005. "Indian army finds hundreds more quake dead in remote areas" M & C News , pp. 1. Oct 16 2005.
Altaf Qadri. HERALDO DE ARAGÓN , pp. 1, Oct 12 2005. "DECENAS DE MILES DE MUERTOS" HERALDO DE ARAGÓN , pp. 1. Oct 12 2005.
Altaf Qadri. LATIMES , pp. 1, Oct 12 2005. "Pakistan Quake Aftermath" LATIMES , pp. 1. Oct 12 2005.
Altaf Qadri. The Los Angeles Times , pp. 1, Oct 12 2005. "South Asia Earthquake" The Los Angeles Times , pp. 1. Oct 12 2005.
Altaf Qadri. Die Bilder des Tages - Ãœbersicht , pp. 1, Oct 11 2005. "Erdbeben in Indien - Kinder betteln um Kekse" Die Bilder des Tages - Ãœbersicht , pp. 1. Oct 11 2005.
Altaf Qadri. Volkshilfe Steiermark , pp. 1, Oct 11 2005. "Hilfe für Erdbebenopfer in Indien und Pakistan" Volkshilfe Steiermark , pp. 1. Oct 11 2005.

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Stying place in London.

Hi..

I will be travelling with one of my friend, another AP shooter, to London for a training course from 7th-11 Dec. 2009. We’ll be staying at a hotel throughout the course duration but we would like to explore London for a few more days for that we are looking for an inexpensive staying place.. If somebody has any info about cheap staying places in London. plz let me know.. Thank you all.
Altaf

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