New Delhi, 06 March 2012 – Forum of Indian Photographers and Artists (FIPA) today inaugurated a women’s only photography exhibition at its Poorva Sanskriti Kendra centre in Laxmi Nagar, Delhi, India.
The exhibition will be open from 5 March to 31 March and is being organized to commemorate International Women’s Day on 8 March. The event is showcasing 40 photographs from 10 women photographers including international participants. The Show is Curated by Mr. Vimal S. Mehta, The theme of the exhibition is open. Visitors can expect a good mix of photographs from nature, people, animals, architecture and fashion.
Participating artists are Amandeep Kaur Bakshi, Bhawana Wadhwa, Jashomati Chatterjee, Monica Dawar, Priya Yamir, Priyanka Aggarwal , Rhea Sharan, Seema Thakur, Surbhi Singhal and Victoria Knobloch.
The show was jointly inaugurated by Ms Yelena. S. Shtapkina, Deputy Director, cultural & information, Russian Centre of Science & Culture (RCSC) and Ms Renuka Puri, senior photographer, Indian Express group in the presence of other senior photographers. Inaugurating the event, Ms.Puri spoke about the importance of promoting talent among women photographers and emphasized on the power of women clubbed together with the power of the lens. Ms. Shtapkina from Russian Centre of Science & Culture (RCSC), referred to point of view of women being different as they see the world through the lens. She said, not only are women able to observe details but also they have emotional filters attached on their lenses. Mr. R K Paul, a veteran photographer also graced the occasion to encourage women as photographers.
FIPA founder Vimal S. Mehta invited guests to share critical appreciation of the photographs on display and praised the participants for showing enthusiasm and coming forward with their select photographs.
The inauguration was followed by a cultural programme “Holi ke Hurr – dang, Kavita aur geet ke sang”. With Holi round the corner, the participants performed skits, musical items, dance numbers and recitations to entertain the guests and showcase their talent in other fields.