Himalayan News Service
A press photo can give messages and inform people better than what can be described in words,” DB Thapa, chairperson of Photo Concern said in the inaugural ceremony of ‘Second Press Photo Exhibition 2062’. Press photos are definitely important owing to their informative significance. Viewers certainly appreciated the ones showcased at Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal.
The exhibition encompasses 101 photographs by 58 professional and amateur photojournalists of the country. Some snapshots are of natural sites, heritage sites and festivals, however almost all photographs are informative revealing the state of the nation. In other words, they are completely newsy. “Parichaya” by Dhruba Ale, “Prapti Pachhiko Khushi” by Ram Prasad Humagain and “Sahayogi Kandh” by Prakash Mathema are noteworthy views. Mathema was even physically abused and injured after his picture was published in a national daily some months ago.
Sarad Rai, a teacher and writer on photography, remarked that the photographs would make a great collection. This is the second exhibition organised by NFPJ, a group of photojournalists working in the media. Photo Concern has been sponsoring this exhibition since inception. The photographs are not for sale. The five best photographs will be selected by visitors’ choice.