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Photo tribute to steel city founder
- Veteran shutterbug Achal Kumar to conduct three-day workshop

Jamshedpur, Feb. 8: Various facets of Jamshedpur captured through lens will be showcased at major photography exhibitions in New Delhi this year as a tribute to Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata to mark his 175th birth anniversary.

A group of city-based photography lovers, under the aegis of communication firm Credence, has joined hands with National Academy Award-winner Achal Kumar to conduct a three-day workshop-cum-exhibition for shutterbugs from March 7 at Centre for Excellence.

What’s more, Delhi-based Kumar will select the top snaps clicked during the workshop and ensure that they are showcased in exhibitions of national and international repute in the national capital.

The poster of the workshop-cum exhibition was released at Circuit House today by industrialist and social worker Bailey Bodhanwala, who is also the patron of the organising committee. Posters of the shutterbugs’ meet will be put up near clubs, educational institutions and prominent places of the city.

The event will see photographers and students from different states of eastern India fine-tune their skills under the able guidance of Kumar.

During field assignments conducted as part of the workshop, the clickers will be encouraged to shoot various aspects of Jamshedpur, like township, lifestyle, utility services, parks and gardens, life on the outskirts and the city’s cosmopolitan culture. Photographs clicked during the field exercise over the first two days will be showcased at an exhibition on the concluding day.

Of these, the top clicks will make it to Delhi exhibitions.

“This is the first time that a photography event will be held as a tribute to JN Tata, a doyen of Indian industry. Our objective is to ensure that his vision in establishing this city in terms of quality of life, eco-sensitive approach and cosmopolitan existence is highlighted at national and international exhibitions,” said Shashank Shekhar Sinha, co-director of Credence.

Photographers and students from neighbouring states will flock to the steel city. “Photographers from Calcutta, Shillong, Odisha and Jharkhand will turn up,” added Shashank. A maximum of 50 entries will be accepted.

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