Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray has initiated the formation of a photo museum which will display photos tracing the city’s development.
Thackeray made this announcement at the Mumbai Press Club on Friday where he was the jury cum chief guest for a photojournalism competition themed Mumbai Moments.
The competition, which saw 750 entries from 71 photographers, is in its ninth year.
“You are the people who are capturing the everyday history of the city and this should be archived. We will initiate the project through the civic corporation where we will display photographs which have been captured right from pre-independence days till the present date,” Thackeray said.
Thackeray said that an initiative needs to be taken to form a website that will have photographs on Mumbai- which will give the city’s real picture and flavour.
After felicitating 13 award-winning photojournalists, Thackeray lauded the efforts of the photographers who captured images of the lone surviving terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab. “They put their life in danger to take the pictures. It is an act of bravery. In a way they have done a great service for Mumbai,” Thackeray said.