Capturing the moments

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 25:

The depiction of the shocking, the amusing, the commonplace and the emotionally overwhelming all came together in brilliant 102 photographic canvas at “Press Photo Exhibition” organised by National Forum of Photo Journalists (NFPJ) at Nepal Art Council Gallery, Babarmahal on April 25. True to the maxim, “A picture is worth a thousand words”, the photographs displayed were candid portrayals of life in everyday context. With the captions being the only texts to be woven around the images, the eloquence of silence was yet again re-established.

The exhibition is the ultimate culmination point of stories ranging from the inconsolable, bereaved family mourning the death of their loved ones who fell prey to the insurgency, a splendid shot of Fewa Lake, the living Goddess Kumari playing with a mobile set, the devastation wreaked by landslide, a rickshaw puller taking a catnap and the amusing portrayal of three portly men on a motorbike during Nepal bandh. The audiences were spellbound as they moved from one picture to the next, which had its own story to tell.

The brilliant harmony of colours, skilful lightings, sharp compositions and the knack of being at the right place at the right time were illustrated in the exhibition, showcasing the talent of 64 photographers, including The Himalayan Times photo journalists. NFPJ is working towards advocating the rights of photo journalists in Nepal and also motivating the aspiring photo journalists to promote unhindered flow of information to provide ‘food for thought’ to the policy makers. The exhibition is open till April 30.