On the occasion of world photography day Indore Photography Community (IPC) has organised "Pratibimb 2010". It is a three day mega photography event at Indore (M.P.), displaying the best work of around 30 photographers for the first time. Indore Photography Community is an independent group of passionate photographers, from serious amateurs to professionals having worked upon diverse subjects such as wildlife, macro, nature, portraits etc.
Image 1: Just before the inauguration of the event. Image 2. Boys trying to understand my smoke shot.
I joined this community almost a year back in 2009. I feel myself as lucky being part of such talented group of friends who are as passionate for photography work as I am. The most highlighting thing which makes this community really special is the friendly atmosphere & non-formal structure. There are no formalities binding the members, no laws & restriction, freedom to express, give & execute the ideas almost anything.
Image 3 Group shot of all the participants. Image 4 A view of the exhibition.
Being a part of such large group really helps to learn the skills from the photographers working in different field with excellent skills. It helps to share our ideas, concept & also correct some misconceptions.
Image 5 & Image 6 Spectators enjoying the images.
As this was the first experience of displaying the photograph in exhibition for most of the photographers everybody was so excited it is impossible to describe in the words.The group has been moderated by Gunjan Karun & mentored by Shri Tanveer Farooqui. This event was possible only due to lot of hard work & constant efforts by the members from last 1-2 months. It will be incomplete without mentioning few names & the efforts of the members given below:
Tanveer Farooqui: Inspiring & Guiding on each step. Using their experience & contacts to add glamor/life in this event by inviting seniors for workshop like Mr. Gurudas Dua & Vijay Shah.
Gunjan & Mahulika Karun: Organising,planning, leading meetings,documenting & putting a beautiful website for the community. Excellent efforts ! I solicit the hard work.
Sandeep Ramje: As a graphic designer he offered his skills for designing & developing Photo ID cards, invitation cards, visiting cards, poster for publication & even beautiful T-shirts.
Manish Shirvastava: Selecting vendors for photo prints & framing. Arrangement of the frames in the hall & constant support throughout the event.
Vaibhav Nagonde: Booking the exhibition hall, management in the hall & much more activities behind the scene.
Pranshu dubey,sonali sharma: Highly responsible for giving media coverage, generating press releases & making this event really special.
Pranjal Rajput: For putting honest efforts for getting some sponsorship restricting individual expenses for this event.
I will also like to mention the names of other members Devendra Bagadi, Renu sharma, Vivek Dixit for supporting & participating as volunteer for other activities.
Overall it was a very exciting experience for all of us for displaying our favorite images 1st time ever. The exhibition received huge response from the spectators from Indore. It resulted in a very successful event.