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World Photography Day: Lalit Kala Akademi organised an exhibition


On the eve of World Photography Day, August 19, 2016, an exhibition of old cameras and photographs was organised by the Lalit Kala Akademi.

Exhibition by:

The exhibition has been organised by the Photo Artist Group.

Best part about the exhibition:

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.

Studio created for people who love clicking pictures:

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.

Primary aim of 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.

Book launch:

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.

Winners awarded for the photo contest:

About 50 winners were announced and awarded for the photo contest by the JPC.

Numerous cameras were an attraction in the exhibition. The organisers revealed the names of some of such exquisite cameras:

  • 1A Autographic Kodak Junior - of the year 1914
  • Agfa Click - of the year 1958
  • Agfamatic 2000 - of the year 1973
  • Pocket Sensor
  • Canon FX - of the year 1964
  • 7960 Kodak Brownie Flash - of the year 1957
  • Kodak 620 Brownie - of the year 1953-1957
  • Nikon F - of the year 1959
  • Olympus EE - of the year 1961
  • Jiva Box - of the year 1950
  • Mint Camera - of the year 1960

Photographs clicked by the following people have been displayed in the exhibition:

  • Vinay Sonkhiya
  • Rohit Atri
  • Khushboo
  • Shikha
  • Kadir Khan
  • Kavish Meena
  • Tikam Chand Pahari
  • Rituraj Devaang
  • Ajay Jain

 


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