Saturday, August 27, 2011

Event : “5th IIPC World Photography Day Annual Photo Contest-2011”

Celebrating 2nd Anniversary...


“5th IIPC World Photography Day Annual Photo Contest-2011”


Photography has been one of the strongest mediums of expression since its inception. Various associations have encouraged this medium significantly. But India International Photographic Council’s contribution for the promotion of this form of art is admirable. The IIPC’s ‘World Photography-Day Annual Photo Contest’ offers a platform to the art lovers, whether a novice, professional or a hobbyist to exhibit and shine their talent and knowledge.

The response of the participants towards “5th IIPC World Photography Day Annual Photo Contest-2011” was exciting this year too. A total of about 800 entries from nearly 60 participants covering more than 10 states were received in five categories, namely B/W Pictorial Photographs, Colour Pictorial Photographs, Nature, Photo-Journalism and Photo-Travel. About 230 photographs got acceptances out of received entries (800). 05 photographs received awards and about 15 photographs got Certificates of Merit. The award winners are:

(1). Mr. T. Veerabhadra Rao (Kakinada, A.P) for “Returning” (B/W Prints Section).

(2). Mr. Anup Sah (Nainital, Uttarakhand) for “Desert Evening” (Colour Prints Section).

(3). Mr. Ashish Kumar Pradhan (Sambalpur, Orissa) for “Red Vented Bulbul Feeding” (Nature Prints Section).

(4). Mr. Vaibhav Jaguste (Thane, Maharashtra) for “Helping Hands” (Journalism Prints Section).

(5). Mr. K. Srinivasa Rao (Khammam, A.P) for “Net” (Travel Prints Section).

Dr. Pankaj Sharma, AIIPC, FFIP, IIPC Platinum, Mr. Bijan Das, Mr. Deepak Ghosh, LIIPC, Mr. Gopal Sharma and Dr. Kamran Khan, LIIPC were Jury Members.

The exhibition of the selected photographs was organised on 19 and 20 August, 2011 in IMA Hall Bareilly by Photo Vision Society. A good number of art lover witnessed the event.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma, AIIPC, FFIP

Contest Chairman

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Celebrating 2nd Anniversary....




There was a different event in the capital city of India, SLUT WALK, in the month of July-2011. Mr. INDRANEEL SEN of Delhi throws light on this event.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma

Slut Walk was organized in India for the first time in the capital city, Delhi on 31st July, 2011. This famous Slut Walk initially started in Toronto in April -2011 in responses to a police officer who asked the women to avoid dressing like sluts in order to not to be victimized.

This rally was organized with a strong message to curb sexual violence. The main concept behind this event was that the provocative dresses are not to be blamed for rape rather than to change our attitude towards them. Very bold messages like, "My dress is not a yes", "I have got nothing to be ashamed of", “My fight began the day I was born"," etc., were displayed. The dress code of the slut walk here at Delhi was different in comparison to the counterparts. A big number of men also took part in this walk towards strong support for this unique concept. To conclude, the rally gave a well-built message and boosted the participants and many more. This is no doubt a positive sign, but materialization will be a time consuming matter.

---- Indraneel Sen, Delhi