16th International Exhibition of Photography kicks off

Saturday, 17 August 2013 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Digital photography is now dominating the industry across the world since of late and understanding the need to keep up with the trend, the National Photographic Art Society of Sri Lanka, in the 16th International Exhibition of Photography 2013 which was officially inaugurated yesterday, has switched from print to digital image files. This move proved to be widely popular and was embraced by lovers of photographic art around the world, which was seen by the staggering amount of entries received for this year’s exhibition – 3,291 digital images from 27 countries. Categories that submissions fell into include colour, monochrome and nature. This international exhibition has received the patronage of Federation of International Photographic Art (FIAP) and Photographic Society of America (PSA). An eminent selection committee comprising of five leading photo artists including one from Bangalore made a great effort to select 302 photographs for the exhibition and made their recommendations for the awards which will be given out as part of the exhibition. The National Photographic Art Society of Sri Lanka, founded by the late Wilson Hegoda in 1950, is now a Government approved charity and is managed by a group of volunteers. The society’s objective is to turn out creative photo artists by conducting a streamlined program on photography which is offered to the citizens of Sri Lanka free of charge irrespective of age and gender. The exhibition was declared open by the Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Wimal Weerawansa yesterday at the J.D.A. Perera Gallery in Colombo. The exhibition will be open to public today and tomorrow (16 and 17 August) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entrance is free.