Assam Photojournalist Association
Senior photojournalist Kiran Mukherjee being felicitated at the event in Guwahati on Sunday. Image credit: UB Photos

Asasm Director General of Police (DGP) Kuladhar Saikia on Sunday said that photograph speaks more than words.

Speaking at an event organised by Assam Photojournalist Association (APA) as part of  World Photography Day celebration in Guwahati, DGP Saikia said, “A photographer need not speak as his photograph speaks more than words.”

Talking about the transformation of analogue camera to the digital camera, Saikia said, “Time and technology have changed the concept of cameras in the world. Highly featured digital cameras have made it easier for the photographers to experiment in the field.”

Saikia also said, “It is not the eyes but the mind that travels through the lenses and scrupulously captures the moments.”

Meanwhile, senior photojournalist Tapan Das recalled the old days of photography and the dark rooms.

“Dark room for a photographer was the most important part of photography during the era of analogue cameras. We had to capture a scene and go to the dark room for the output. The photographers had no option to preview a photograph on the spot and retake it which was a challenge for the photographers,” Das said.

Talking about the negative effect of science and technology, Das said, “Photograph piracy is the headache of the digital age. To verify the originality of a photograph is a difficult task.”

Photographs of photojournalists Biju Boro and Rebo Bora were showcased on the occasion.

Photojournalist Tapan Das, APA president Chinmoy Roy, APA general secretary Rebo Bora, Guwahati Press Club general secretary Naba Thakuria, senior journalist Munin Bayan and editor of Niyomiya Barta Naresh Kalita were also present on the occasion.

Senior photojournalist Kiran Mukherjee was felicitated with japi, gamosa, xorai and a citation on the occasion.

Mukut Das

Mukut Das is Northeast Now Trainee Copy Editor. He can be reached at: mukutkdas@gmail.com

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