December 15, 2015 9:56:03 am
THE candid camera creates images that speak sans words. Expressing myriad emotions, a photograph can take you beyond what the eyes can see and express reality. This is the experience that organisers of a photo exhibition, Newscapes 3, hope to bring to its their audience.
Curated as a tribute to the celebrated photo journalist Yog Joy, the exhibition showcases work of photo journalists from Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali. The event was inaugurated on Monday at the Punjab Kala Bhawan in sector 16 by UT adviser Vijay Kumar Dev.
The exhibition has on display more than 81 photographs (two each by one photographer), selected by Swadesh Talwar and Pramod Pushkarna.
“The exhibition brings in to focus, the work of photo journalists, veterans as well as new talent. Yog Joy was a gem of the country. Apart from his professional expertise, he was an exemplary human being, a combination that leads to success, something the young talent needs to imbibe,’’ commented Dev.
Organised by the Press Club, in association with the Punjab Arts Council, Harjinder Kaur the chairperson of the Council announced that the photo exhibition will be an annual affair and part of the Dr Mohinder Singh Randhawa Festival.
Also from next year, two cash awards will be given by the family of Yog Joy, to the two best photographs selected from the showcase.
Photographs that reflect diverse areas, be it art, culture, dance, theatre, politics, people, festivals, sports, animals, monuments, everyday events, mishaps, rallies, scenes from nature and the city life are part of the collection. According to Balwinder Singh Jammu, President, Chandigarh Press Club, photography is no longer the exclusive domain of the few. “Photo journalists are facing competition from mobile shooters. But this new challenge gives a bigger opportunity to be more creative in the profession, and we feel such platforms encourage more work,’’ reflected Jammu.
The exhibition is on till January 16.
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