Yog Joy

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Yog Joy (1938–1996) was an Indian photojournalist whose published works include over 1,000 pictures of news and of human interest themes in international newspapers, periodicals and books.[1] He spent over 20 years with The Tribune, and became their photo editor.[2]


Joy came from a humble rural background. Born in the Sargodha District of Pakistan, he completed his education from Rohtak and pursued photography.

He has been honoured with national and international awards which include the National Press Award; All India Press Photography Competition Award; 'Sakaal' Golden Jubilee National Award for outstanding news photography; The Lalit Kala Akademi's Portfolio Award, UNICEF photo awards on themes of the 'Girl Child' and 'Child needs Peace'; second prize in the UNESCO National Photo competition, second prize in "Fun with Mazda" organized by Mazda for three consecutive years (1985, 1986 and 1987); a medal in the World Photo Contest 1993 organised by UNESCO and ACCU, Japan, and first position in the Kodak Awards for Photographic Excellence in the professional category in 1998.[citation needed]


  • A Photographic Retrospective by Yog Joy[3]
  • Newspaper Photography Exhibition[4]


  1. ^ "Perfect Frames". indianexpress.com.
  2. ^ "Yog Joy: A Photographic Retrospective". timeout.com.
  3. ^ "Yog Joy's photographs to be on display from today". Hindustan Times. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  4. ^ Feb 5, Pankaj Dhiman | TNN |; 2011; Ist, 21:57. "The newspaper photography exhibition is being held by Chandigarh press club as a tribute to the eminent photo journalist, the late Shri Yog Joy at Punjab Kala Bhawan, sector 16. - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 December 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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