On the eve of World Photography Day, August 19, 2016, an exhibition of old cameras and photographs was organised by the Lalit Kala Akademi.
The exhibition has been organised by the Photo Artist Group.
A 3 day exhibition, the best part about the exhibition was that a mint camera which dates back to the year 1860 was also on display in the exhibition.
This mint camera is in a functional state even after 150 years of its make.
Curator of the exhibition Mr. Ajeet Kumar stated that there has also been a studio that has been erected at the exhibition.
The studio is serving as a photograph point for the visitors in the exhibition.
The aim of the exhibition was to generate awareness and impart information to the newer generation about the technicalities of photography in the bygone days.
During all this, the use of slide projector was also made to organise slide shows.
The inauguration and launch of the ‘The Shooting Stars’ , JPC award and coffee table book was made by the Photographers Club in the Krishnayan Hall of the Jawahar Kala Kendra.
The inauguration and launch of the book was done by the main guest Dr. Jyoti Kiran, Chairperson of the State Finance Commission. Many a journalists were also awarded in the ceremony.
About 50 winners were announced and awarded for the photo contest by the JPC.