Sharad & #BANNER1 & # Haksar, CEO, 1pointsize, and a renowned Chennai based photographer, has been awarded twice over at the 2005 PDN PIX Digital Imaging Awards. The 'Wedding Band Series' won him the merit certificate in Personal Photography, while 'Woodcurls' shot for Rachel's Hair Stylist won him honours in the Commercial Photography category.
Talking about his victory, Haksar says, "PDN is a tough nut to crack. From my personal experience, I know that a picture that wins a D&AD Awards may not make the grade at PDN. So, I am glad I have won two merits here. The 'Wedding Band Series' is close to my heart as it has an old world charm. The 'Woodcurls' shot had won a nomination earlier at the New York Festivals, so I kind of expected it to win."
Hosted by the famed New York magazine, 'Photo District News', PDN PIX is one of the most renowned awards in digital photography; it marked its 11th anniversary this year.
The PIX Digital Imaging Contest covers all aspects of digital workflow such as capture, scanning, manipulation and output. This year, the awards premiered two new categories, Collaborative and News. The panel of judges included David Carol, director of photography at Viacom Outdoor; Matt Owens, partner, The Riviera; Duncan Marshall, executive creative director, Publicis, New York; Claudine Boeglin, co-founder and creative director of Magnum Photos; Shannon McMillan, buyer at GSD&M, and Jan Jacobs, head of art at Saatchi & Saatchi, New York.
These two awards are the latest in a long list of accolades Haksar has bagged this year, which include Cannes - Silver Lion and Finalist, New York Festivals - one gold (Best Photography), one bronze and one nomination, Popular Photography - Top 10 Photographers of the Year, Adobe Galgo - Photographer of the Year (India), IPA (International Photography Awards) - nine honourable mentions, FAB (Food & Beverage Awards) - two nominations, SPARK (Photography) - one gold, one silver and two bronzes.
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