“It is important to tell stories through photographs. Just visual beauty is not enough” said Lalit Vikamshi, a renowned artist from Nagpur during the opening ceremony of ISA MOSTRA portraits; an international photography competition and exhibition.Addressing the budding photographers from the city, at a street portrait Marathon which was a part of the photography exhibition organized on December 14, Vikamshi advised that the budding photographers learn the art of telling stories through the images, instead of just learning editing and technical skills.
The exhibition is open for visitors on 14 and 15 December 2019 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Anurag Bhattacharya, Rajas Vaidya, Chetna Borkar, Mihir Bhattacharya, Amit Dutta guided all the participants during the photo marathon.
Lalit Vikamshi attended the opening ceremony as the Chief Guest. Kishor Masram, Professor of Photography was the Guest of Honour at the event. The event took place at Jawaharlal Darda Art Gallery, Lokmat Bhavan, Lokmat Square, Nagpur.ISA MOSTRA Portraits is the fourth Photography Exhibition and Competition, organized by Arohanam Art Society, under the aegis of Nagpur Photography Club. The Art Society has organized four exhibitions and competitions since 2015.
This competition was declared open on 15 October 2019 and the deadline of submitting entries was 22 November 2019. GMB Akash, an internationally renowned photo-journalist from Bangladesh examined the entries in which Alok Avinash from Puruliya won the first prize while San joy Sengupta OMAN stud second following by Ayushi Dani Nagpur School. Section winner was Divyanahu Dutta of Bhawans Nagpur
Akash has received over 100 international accolades and his work has been featured in over 100 major international publications including: National Geographic, Vogue, Time.
The closing ceremony of the event will take place on 15 December 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in which renowned photographer Vinay Thakur will be present as the Chief Guest. Jyoti Dhawale, a notable activist for HIV patients and speech and hearing impaired persons will grace the event as the guest of Honour.
Winners of the competition will be awarded on December 15 during the closing ceremony,