Free photography workshop for under privileged kids from government schools kicks off

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Photographer Ananya taking the students through the class.

Indian Photography Festival (IPF), Hyderabad, in association with Teach for India (TFI) organise event

Hyderabad, July 14, 2019: A 3-day Free Photography Workshop for underprivileged kids from Government Schools kicked off here in the city at State Art Gallery on Saturday.

Remaining two classes will be held in next two Saturdays.

The event was organised by Indian Photography Festival (IPF), Hyderabad, in association with Teach for India (TFI). “We are not trying to make these kids photographers overnight, but show them a dream and prep them for the future" says Aquin Mathews, the Festival Director of the Indian Photo Festival.

Aquin Mathews said the 5th edition of the Indian Photography Festival, presented by National Geographic will be held in Hyderabad from September 19to October 20. As a run to the festival this workshop organsied which is most useful to the society. We will take up many such programs that will be grateful to the society.

According to Aquin, it was organsied as part of its patronage of the arts, the Indian Photo festival is providing free photographic workshops to underprivileged students from govt. schools in collaboration with Teach for India at the State Gallery of Art, Madhapur. The whole purpose of this workshop is to give the students, a general idea about photography and create an exhibition of the images shot by the students during this workshop.

Ananya the alumni of Raghu Rai School of Photography, facilitated the Workshop. Some of the topics include: Basics of Photography, introduction to the technical and artistic aspects of photograph, the concepts of photography, the different modes of a camera, how to compose a photograph.

There were ten participants both boys and girls and all between 11 to 15 years. They were all from 6 to 10th graders. They were from Government Schools including Khushbow Vidya Niketan, Girls High School, Bowenpally and Malakpet; Grace Model School, New Madhu High School, and Madina Mission.

The participants include P. Manohar, Ramesh, Venkat Sai, Ch. Pavan, Mirza Mohd Baig; Amulya, Venkatesh, Shayma Gafoor, Tehmeen Unnisa and Mohd Azhar.

Photography is a distant dream for these kids and beyond their reach. And they don’t have exposure to this art form. The core idea behind this workshop is to give the students, a general idea about photography and create an exhibition of the images shot by the students during this workshop informed their trainer Ananya.

Shashank, alumni of Teach for India shared that Teach for India is a non-profit organisation that is a part of the Teach For All network. The Fellowship recruit’s college graduates and working professionals to serve as full-time teachers in low-income schools for two years.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019