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City gears up to celebrate World Photography Day

Sally Mann, an American photographer rightly said, “Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future.” Opening the doors and allowing people to see the world through their lenses are the photographers of the city who are organising various events to celebrate World Photography Day on August 19.

The history of World Photography Day dates back to 1800s when daguerreotype, a photographic process was invented by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce.

On August 19, 1839, the French government acquired the patent for the invention and declared it as a ‘gift to the world’. For budding photographers, the city has a few clubs that have been conducting workshops and exhibitions on photography. Photojournalism is a completely different form of photography and presenting the fundamentals of it to amateur photographers is the Vizag Photojournalists’ Association that has been hosting its annual photography show from the past couple of years.

This year, the members have got together to showcase the best of photojournalism from different parts of the region at a two-day exhibition at Visakha Museum on August 18 and 19. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is expected to pay a visit to the exhibition.

Talk tomorrow

The Visakha Camera Club, one of the oldest clubs, holds periodical workshops for basic photography. On August 19, it is organising a talk by Bengaluru-based photographer A.K. Raju at Hawa Mahal at 5.30 pm. Raju who started as a Chartered Accountant is today a wildlife and nature photographer who has expertise in commercial photography.

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