Step right into a world the place pixels inform tales, and every body captures a second that whispers a thousand narratives.
A celebration of visible storytelling — the Indian Photograph Competition (IPF) in Hyderabad, is right here. Because the lens focuses and shutters click on, the ninth version of this immersive journey awaits, promising to unravel a tapestry of pictures that transcend boundaries. From the enchanting State Gallery of Artwork in Madhapur to vibrant venues scattered throughout town, IPF 2023 is greater than an exhibition; it’s a celebration of the artwork that freezes time and etches feelings on movie and digital canvases.
Brace your self for an odyssey the place each click on echoes a story.
The ninth version of IPF will host 39 exhibitions — 29 bodily and ten digital. One of many bodily exhibited reveals would be the IPF Portrait Prize 2023, a contest for all portrait photographers in India, and 20 finalists have been picked. The winners are awarded a money prize of ₹2,00,000 and digicam gear. Chosen works will likely be displayed on the competition.
In accordance with the competition director Aquin Mathews, the 2023 Open Name for exhibitions obtained submissions from 50 international locations and a global jury panel chosen 20 works from them. “Concurrently, we additionally attain out on to famend photographers whose work aligns with the competition’s imaginative and prescient,” he provides.
IPF celebrates pictures as an artwork type and offers a platform for photographers to share their distinctive views and narratives.
“One of many primary inspirations behind the inception of the competition was to create an ecosystem for photographers the place they might showcase their work, join with fellow artists, and acquire publicity to a wider viewers,” Mathews says.
One other facet that drove the creation of IPF was the imaginative and prescient to coach and nurture the following era of storytellers, says Mathews. The competition hosts workshops, masterclasses, mentorship packages and extra for aspiring photographers. Within the ninth version, the competition hosts six workshops, together with a portfolio evaluation by the Nationwide Geographic and a smartphone pictures workshop.
This yr’s record of audio system contains Samantha Clark, senior photograph editor on the Nationwide Geographic, photojournalist Ravinder Reddy, and French photographer Jean-Baptise Menges, amongst others.
The IPF has positioned Hyderabad on the map of the worldwide pictures scene not solely by internet hosting the competition, but in addition by way of group outreach programmes and collaborations with instructional establishments to nurture younger expertise.
As part of the competition, exhibitions are held in a number of areas, together with a travelling exhibition inside a bus that was transformed right into a gallery by the TSRTC.
The Indian Photograph Competition will likely be open to all guests from November 23 to January 7 on the State Artwork Gallery and a number of areas throughout town. For extra particulars, go surfing to indianphotofest.com.