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Official website of Sangai Photo Festival 2018 launched
Date : 22-26 November 2018

 Launching of Official Website, Sangai Photo Festival at CM Secretariat on 17 October 2018
Launching of Official Website, Sangai Photo Festival at CM Secretariat on 17 October 2018



The Honourable CM of Manipur, N Biren Singh, launched the official website of the inaugural edition of Sangai Photo Festival 2018 at his Bungalow in Imphal, Manipur, today.

Speaking on the occasion the CM stressed on the need for providing space for talents in the state and to help support their creative abilities. "In the last one and half year as the CM of the State I met many young talents; they were the inspiration behind the ‘Start Up' initiative. I want to encourage them by providing a platform and relevant knowledge. I also want to create the much required space for their ideas to grow and succeed. They want to do a lot of things for the state and this photo festival is another step in that direction."

The five day event is organised by Tayal Filmer with support from the government of Manipur, and will witness some of the big names in photography in the country and around the world. The festival will be held at different venues across the state, during which different programs like Masterclass, talks, workshops, exhibitions and competitions will be conducted.



The event intends to create a platform for aspiring photographers and will provide the necessary exposure to photographers in the state and in the north-east region.

The Photo Festival will also celebrate the medium of photography as an art form as well.



"Photography is a unique medium of visual communication that uses reality to evoke the personal sensibilities, and at the same time provokes the mind to challenge the way we see ourselves. It has the ability to mould minds and has the ability to act as an agent of social change by sharing stories using the medium of photography. With this in mind we have kept the theme of the photo festival as - Stories and meanings," said Oinam Anand, Director of the festival, after the formal launch of the photo festival's website.



The highlight of the photo festival will be the Masterclass and the organization will give a grant of Rs 1 Lakh to one selected participant of the Masterclass to assist him/her to complete a photo story. The winning candidate shall be decided by the conductor of the Masterclass in consultation with other guests.

 Launching of Official Website, Sangai Photo Festival at CM Secretariat on 17 October 2018
Launching of Official Website, Sangai Photo Festival at CM Secretariat on 17 October 2018





The festival will be attended by noted personalities in the field of photography such as Sanjeev Saith, Prashant Panjiar, Neeraj Priyadarshi, Sumit Dayal, Tashi Tobgyal, Catriona Child and others.

There will also be internship opportunities for selected 4 candidates of the Masterclass and competitions worth a total prize of Rs 1 lakh and photography learning opportunities through various classrooms that will be organized during the festival.

Deepak Shijagurumayum of Tayal Filmers appealed to members of various photography clubs in the state, photographers and public for their participation in the Sangai Photo Festival to make the event a huge success. "It will be a huge opportunity for photographers to express themselves using medium of photography, to learn and to share stories with everyone. We need a lot of support from everyone to make this event a grand success," said Deepak.


* This info was sent to e-pao.net by Romes Pukhrihongbam (DIPR Manipur) who can be contacted at romeshpukhri(AT)gmail(DOT)com
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