Visakhapatnam

Lensmen mount a two-day expo

Collector Pravin Kumar participating in a photo walk in Visakhapatnam on Saturday. (Right) GVMC Commissioner M Hari Narayanan going round the photo exhibition.

Collector Pravin Kumar participating in a photo walk in Visakhapatnam on Saturday. (Right) GVMC Commissioner M Hari Narayanan going round the photo exhibition.   | Photo Credit: K_R_DEEPAK

A large number of schoolchildren make beeline for photo exhibition

An unusual expression of Indian cricket team’s captain Virat Kohli while lying on the ground, an aerial shot of the city piercing through the clouds, warm-toned sunsets, a mother nursing her hungry child, a man with an amputated limb diving into the sea for a swim, slices of unpolluted glory of rural life and many more have been captured by the city lensmen.

A two-day exhibition being organised by the Vizag Photo Journalists Association (VPJA) to mark the 177th World Photography Day narrates a host of tales as photographers who work in various publications and news channels brought out assorted themes depicting vivid details.

Several photo journalists at the museum stated that they got into the field out of passion. “Of all, taking action photographs involve a certain element of risk as you never know what kind of danger one gets exposed to while encapsulating natural calamities, industrial accidents and protests,” says Md. Nawaz, photo-journalist of a vernacular daily.

President of VPJA P.N. Murthy told The Hindu that about 24 photo journalists exhibited both positive and negative shades of the city at the expo.

Inaugurating the exhibition, attended by curator of the museum M.N.A. Patrudu, Municipal Commissioner M. Hari Narayanan termed the exhibition as a step towards getting global recognition.

“Exhibition such as this should be hosted in schools, colleges and other campuses too. Also, there is a need to bring out a coffee-table book portraying various facets of Visakhapatnam for which GVMC will extend support to photo journalists,” he said.

Earlier, a photo walk was flagged off by district Collector Pravin Kumar on the Beach Road. Much to everyone’s surprise, Mr. Pravin Kumar wielded a camera and clicked a few pictures, imitating the lensmen while capturing the right shot.

A number of students made a beeline for the photo exhibition venue. The exhibition will remain open at the museum on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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