A professional seminar “Incredible India: a paradise for world photographers” marking the World Photography Day was jointly organized by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture and Forum of Indian Photographers Association (FIPA) at the RCSC on August 19.
The programme started with an introductory word by Mr. Subhash Verma, a poet and image-maker, who presented a song followed by photographic illustration, recognized as FIPA anthem.
The panel discussion moderated by Mr. Vimal S. Mehta, President of FIPA comprised speeches and presentations by Mr. Sergey Karmalito, Senior Counsellor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in India, who has been into photography for more than 30 years, Mr. Benoy K. Behl, photographer and documentary filmmaker, author of over120 films, and two more distinguished photographers, FIPA activists Mr. Rajesh Bahl and Mr. Vijaya Chandra Babu Menda.
Mrs. Anastasia Khokhlova, Head of Culture and Information Section, RCSC welcomed the gathering on the occasion of the World Photography Day, pointing out the relevance of visual art to modern culture. “RCSC in New Delhi regularly organizes photo exhibitions by Russian and Indian photographers, attracting attention of the Indian capital cultural elite representatives. Now at the RCSC art gallery there is the photo exhibition “Incredible India” on display. It comprises over 50 pictures of Indian nature, people, architecture, city life, etc. and we are glad to invite guests of the RCSC to look at it”, she said.
In the framework of the seminar issues of creative endeavour and professional skills were discussed alongside with technical peculiarities of modern equipment and philosophy of photography at large.
Following the discussion participants of the seminar moved on to the RCSC art gallery to familiarize with the photo exhibition “Incredible India”.