IPF Photographer of the year award unveils nominations

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To mark the upcoming World Photography Day, Indian Photo Festival (IPF) in association with HMDA and CREDAI Hyderabad, unveiled nominations for the upcoming IPF Photographer of The Year Award.
All the nominated photographs will be showcased at the State Art Gallery, Madhapur in the city from Aug 19 , 2022 till Sept 19, 2022.
In its1st edition, IPF selected 5 nominations each, across 8 categories.
The final winners will be announced in a gala event to be held in Hyderabad in September, 2022.
“Receiving entries from across 85 countries for our first edition was an overwhelming response. The submissions were outstanding and did pose a challenge for the jury to select nominations as some of the works submitted was simply remarkable. We are sure to scale up these awards year on year in the benefit of the photography community. Initiatives like these not only bring the community to gether but also give photographers a larger platform and exposure while adding credibility and validation to their works”, said Mr.Aquin Mathews, Founder and Director, Indian Photo Festival in a press conference here on Wednesday.
Sharing his views, Mr.ArvindKumar,(SpecialChiefSecretary,MA&UD&DirectorGeneral(NIUM) said ,“Hyderabad has marked itself on the global map with regards to IT,infrastructure,entertainment. But the city is so much more than this.Our rich heritage and culture getting showcased at distinguished international artistic platforms like IPFand IPF Photographer of The Year Award, helps us take Hyderabad beyond the geographical boundaries.The state government is doing this on the occasion of ‘Swatantra Bharat Vajrotsavalu’ to show case the best talent in photography.These awards also give an opportunity and exposure to our local photographers to see the works of people from around the world.We encourage people from in and around Hyderabad,to take advantage of this opportunity and visit this one month long unique exhibit at state art gallery.
”The entries were called in for eight categories-Photojournalism, Documentary, Travel and Nature, Wildlife, Street, Portrait, Wedding and Mobiles.
Submissions were made by professional and non-professional photographers. The nominations will be exhibited at the State Art Gallery from August 19 till September 19, 2022.
The winning images and winning photographers will get an opportunity to travel the world and promote their work.
On this occasion, CREDAI Hyderabad President ,Mr.P.RamaKrishna Rao said,“Hyderabad’s centuries old heritage and rich culture clubbed with its distinguished
Geographical background gives it a very unique landscape. The city has always been very fascinating for tourists. With international events like these, the city not only gets a huge exposure across the globe but also, opens up avenues for more development.”

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