BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Aug 19: The Photography Society of Assam (PSA) organized a five-day photography exhibition at the State Art Gallery premises here on the occasion of World Photography Day today . More than 100 photographs of various photographers were exhibited in the programme.
Participating in the event senior most photo jourlist Kiron Kumar Mukherjee said, “I started photography in 1980 with the black and white photography and there were limited photographers in the field. We experienced various problems at different stages before geting the fil product. But today it has been much easier to become a photographer with the developed technology and so people use to practice it. Technology not only has reduced the difficulties of the photographic process but also reduced the thrill behind the act.”
Another veteran landscape photographer of the state Vikramjit Kakoty said “Every person has the creative mind in their mind and photography helps them to bring out this creativity in reality. Earlier photography was a costly business to exercise and people hardly came to this profession, but now days, it has been easier with the development of technology and there are scopes for the new photographers. However, they have to maintain the ethics.”
Wildlife photographer Bhaskar J Baruah said: “Photography is an important mass communication tool. Technology shortens the difficulties of photography and so attracts the newcomer which is a positive sign for us. However, ethical values should be kept in mind. It also helps to showcase the state in the outer world as a good tourism tool. People became much interested towards our state after watching the beautiful photographs which I have experienced many times.”
“Photography is an art form which has its roots entwined with the development of technology. Hence, the influence of development in technology on photography is inevitable without compromising with the aesthetic values ”, added Ruprekha Goswami an noted photographer.