Indian Photography Festival to be held in city

Hyderabad, Aug.18 (NSS): South Asia’s largest Photography Festival—“Indian Photography Festival 2018(IPF)” to be held here in the city from September 6 to  October 7.

The 33day long IPF will be held at State Art Gallery, Madhapur.  The festival will be open from 10.30am to 6 pm on all the days. The entry is free, except few select workshops.

Nick Ut, War Veteran Photographer from Vietnam will grace and will be in conversation with Mark Edward Harris. State Art Gallery – Auditorium to mark the inauguration of the festival.

According to Aquin Mathews, Festival Director of IPF, it is an international photography festival, showcasing a wide range of photography from India and around the globe with a series of events, including talks and discussions, portfolio reviews, book launches, screenings, workshops etc.

The IPF creates a platform for the professional and aspiring photographers, the photography lovers and the public where the festival promotes the art of photography at the same time address the social issues through the medium of photography.

The festival will feature photographers from 52 countries. 550 photographers showcase their work.  The festival offers a great networking opportunity for the local photographers.  They will get more exposure. They can learn from each other.

The main venue of the festival will be the State Art Gallery, Madhapur and other venues include:  Goethe Zentrum,Lamakaan; Alliance Francaise, Inorbit, Jxtapose, Shilparamam and Deja Brew Art Cafe.

Many Workshops will be held in conjunction with the festival. These include: 2 Days Master Class with Pep Bonet; The Fine Art of Travel Photography with Mark Edward Harris; A day with a Portrait Lighting Master–Sandro Miller; The Art of Editing with James Wellford; Hijacking the night with Boris Eldagsen; The Art & Business of Wedding Photography with Kishor Krishnamoorthi and Portfolio Review

The objective of Festival is to bring international and local talent on one single platform, help them learn from each other.  “Photography is a universal language”, says Aquin who is a self-taught photographer. It is a great educator.

Through photography, we can understand what a war or Tsunami is? It has the power to move. It brings history to live to the future generations.  It has the power to change society informed Aquin Mathews while welcoming the gathering.

The festival showcases a wide range of photography from India and around the globe with a series of events, including talks and discussions, portfolio reviews, book launches, screenings, exhibitions, workshops, etc. It has  Featured Exhibitions, Artists Talks, Panel Discussions, Portfolio Reviews, Photography Workshops, Open Studios and others.

The festival which is in its fourth year is organised in strategic partnership with the Dept of Tourism, Telangana Government and supported by Goethe Zentrum, Alexia Foundation, Better Photography, Srishti Digilife, Pixpa, Rajan’s School of Photography, Eyecatch, Kreativ Web Solutions and Better Photography.

B. Venkatesham IAS Sectretary Secretary to Government of Telangana Youth Advancement, Tourism & Culture Department says ”the state is happy to support leading festivals like IPF as it bring a lot of diversity to the city. Artists from 52 countries showcase their work at IPF and this gives a chance for Brand Hyderabad to be showcased to multiple countries across the world” he concludes.(NSS)

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