An exhibition of wildlife photographs by two well-known Kenya cameramen, has proved a great success in Nairobi, Kenya and has also raised more than GBP 100 sterling (250 U.
GV & SV New Stanley Hotel (2 shots)
SV Minister Tourism & Wildlife Juxen Shake on left shown round gallery with Amin and looking at picture of leopards
SV Minister and Amin showing shots of leopard and cub and stag.
Minister looking at photographs with Amin.
SV Leopard photograph.
SV Minister pointing to photograph of zebras (2 shots)
SV Minister and Amin look at photo of leopards.
SV PAN Around crowd at exhibition
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Background: An exhibition of wildlife photographs by two well-known Kenya cameramen, has proved a great success in Nairobi, Kenya and has also raised more than GBP 100 sterling (250 U.S. Dollars) which has been donated to two local hospitals.
The exhibition, at the New Stanley Hotel, was opened on Wednesday (19 September). The first distinguished guest at the exhibition was Kenyan Tourism and Wildlife Minister Juxon Shako.
The two photographers, Masud Quraishy and Mohamed Amin are famous throughout East Africa for their wildlife studies. During the first day of their show they donated two large photographic murals for auction in aid of a children's hospital and the Intensive Care Unit at Nairobi Hospital.
All the photographs on view were taken in Kenya Gama Parks and Game Reserves over the past 10-years.
Mohamed Ami???is Visnews' correspondent in Kenya. He was born in Nairobi in 1943, but opens his childhood in Dar es Salaam. At an early age he was skipping classes in order to photograph political events for African, American and British newspapers. He was soon well known to leading newspapers and photographic agencies throughout the world. He graduated to cine-photography and consolidated his reputation as a news cameraman when he was Cameraman of the year in Nairobi in 1966 for his coverage of the assassination of Tom Mboya and its aftermath.
Amin still finds time to pursue finds time to pursue his major hobby - wildlife photography.
SYNOPSIS: Not many miles from Nairobi's New Stanley Hotel, Games Parks abound with wildlife. Kenya is richly endowed with reserves and parks and emphasises the conservation of animals in their natural state. Responsible for much of this work is Juxon Shako, Kenya's Minister of tourism and Wildlife who was a distinguished guest during the first day of an exhibition of wildlife photographs by two well-known Kenya cameramen on Wednesday. The photographs, taken over the past ten-years in Kenya, are the work of Masud Quraishy and Mohamed Amin.
During the opening day of the exhibition the photographers donated two large wildlife murals to charity. The enlargements were auctioned and raised over one-hundred pounds-sterling. The money has gone to ??? children's hospital and the Intensive Car??? Unit at Nairobi Hospital. Mohamed Amin, here with the Minister, is the Visnews correspondent in Kenya. He has a distinguished photographic career both ??? a stills cameraman and as a news-film cameraman. At 30 he has already been named Kenya's Photographer of the Year. This was in 1966, when he covered the assassination of Tom Mboya and the ansuin events. He still, however, finds time to pursue his major hobby - wildlife photography.