'Sensitivity necessary for photographers'

'Sensitivity necessary for photographers'

Photographers should show sensitivity of mind, to convey information on delicate issues in the surroundings to the people, said writer Rajeshwari Tejaswi.

“Although there are many incidents occurring around us - that are very sensitive in nature - they are not focused upon. Photography, however, can be used to draw attention of the world, towards such sensitive issues. Patience, presence of mind and concentration are necessary to use photography for such purposes,” she said.

She was speaking after inaugurating the World Photographers’ Day programme at Ambedkar Bhavan in Chikkamagaluru on Wednesday. She recalled that Poornachandra Tejaswi was a photographer par excellence, who developed and printed photographs on his own.

SKDRDP Janajagruthi Vedike district president Chipragutti Prashanth said that Mudigere was a wonderful bounty of nature, which provides an unending spree of opportunities for photographers. “The photographers should, therefore, introduce the natural beauty of the region to the world,” he advised, and suggested that it could be achieved by conducting workshops for budding photographers in this regard.

Photographers Kalasa Vasudev and Sathya Aldur were honoured on the occasion. Taluk Panchayat president Anajur Subraya Gowda flagged off a jatha of photographers from outside the inspection bungalow in town.

Taluk Photographers’ Association office-bearers Sathyanarayana, Prasanna, Paramesh, Gopinath, Sandeep, Attigere Santhosh and Rakshith were present on the occasion.