Tezpur University observes World Photography Day

Tezpur University celebrates World Photography Day

TEZPUR – The Department of Mass Communication and Journalism of Tezpur University organized a photo workshop and exhibit to mark World Photography Day.

As the main guest, Silpi Nalini Kaanta Baruah, a well-known photographer from India was present. Baruah was honored by the India Inter-Nation Photography Council in 1955, and again in 1981 at the International Color Slide Exhibition (Italy).

Dipankar Bhagawati, aka Stephen Styris, a well-known Assam astrophotographer, was invited to be the facilitator of the workshop. The event attracted around 50 Tezpur University students, faculty, and staff. The department displayed more than 100 photos in an exhibit held at their premises. The department organized a competition for photographers from all over the country. While there was no set theme, the contest had two categories: student and not-student.

Professor Abhijit Bora, of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism gave the welcoming address. The inaugural speech was given by Prof Joya Chakraborty (Head of the Department). They were joined by Dr. BirenDas, the Registrar of Tezpur University. Prof Dhruba Kumar Bhattacharyya was Pro Vice-Chancellor. Silpi Kanta Baruah, a distinguished contributor of more than 70 years in the field of photography was honored by this Department. He, a 92-year old photographer, inaugurated the show at the department by saying that the youngsters had done a wonderful job. We didn’t have any digital cameras at the time. This made photography more difficult than it is today. However, I tried to take some great photos. “I have yet to take the perfect photograph in my entire life, and I will not die before I do.” Baruah said, “It is an honor to be awarded this distinction by the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism.”

Stephen Styris, a workshop leader, discussed the science of taking photographs, how to do it, and the skills required for the job. He also shared his knowledge about various types of learning.

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