Portfolio 2012 Expo - Kochi

by Shilpa Satish January. 10, 2012 4265 views

“KOCHI: Every well-taken shot is an imprint of an event. There are frames all around, the distance being some clicks away. ‘Portfolio 2012’, where Kochi's lens men come together as a forum, features a hand-picked collection of images clicked by 45 photo journalists of the city. Held at Durbar Hall Art Gallery from December 29, Minister for Excise, K Babu inaugurated the event. Film director Siddique, Press Club Secretary Abdulla Mattancherry were present for the function. There are frames from all walks of life, ranging from the major political events of the year, to the socio-cultural happenings around.
Be it the heart rending image of a man crying in front of the Chief Minister to a group of ants carrying a worm, to a dancer wiping her tears at a youth festival venue to a nomadic baby crying near a pile of flowers, each picture is candid and sharp, a characteristic feature of the snaps taken by the journalists.
Deepaprasad T K, news photographer of Keralakaumudi Malayalam daily says,
”This event has been held for the last ten years at the same venue. It is a joint venture of all the photographers of the city. There are 70 pictures in total. The exhibition provides an opportunity for the public to rewind all the major happenings that took place this year, be it the Sabarimala tragedy or the School Athletic meet, an attempt to cover all the events“
The images showcased carry all the frames of life, ranging from basic human emotions like ecstasy, sadness to the daily turmoil of life like traffic blocks, hartals.
There are images of a crippled athlete, to the charming Shobhana placing her adroit hands to suggest a bhava.
”The Photo journalists forum is a unique group in which all the shutterbugs of the city are its members. Two photographs by each photographer are showcased at the event.
Every year the event is held from December 29 to January 2, so that we can exhibit the photos taken through the year,“ said Jayaram Rajagopal, senior photographer of Janmabhumi Malayalam newspaper. Along with the exhibition, C K Jayakrishnan memorial photo award distribution was also held. V Ali, chief photographer of Chandrika newspaper received the cash award and citation from the minister.”

~ New Indian Express

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