Guwahati, Aug 5: The 5th edition of POHOR, the biggest photography exhibition in Assam organised by The Photography Club of Assam, got underway at the State Art Gallery in Guwahati from Saturday. The exhibition was inaugurated by renowned artist Noni Borpuzari on Saturday evening. The three day exhibition is expected to draw photography lovers from across the state in huge numbers.
More than hundred photographs from some of the best photographers across the country are on display. These photographs were selected by a panel of judges through a year-long selection process.
Speaking on the selection process, Photography Club of Assam (PCA) chairman Sagar Baruah said, “We organise photography contest on a regular basis throughout the year on our Facebook page and the best photographs from across various categories have been selected for display. Apart from that, a couple of pictures have been selected for displays which were submitted directly for the exhibition.”
Founder president Debasis Gogoi highlighted the importance of the exhibition and said, “Timely appreciation and recognition of talent in the region is of utmost importance. We hope that through this exhibition, talented photographers get their due recognition and also pray that upcoming photographers get inspired by the artwork at display.”
The exhibition will culminate on August 7. A panel of judges will select the best photographs from the ones on display and award the best among them on that final day.
Notably, Photography Club of Assam (PCA) is the home for photographers across boundaries. Founded on April 8, 2012 at Dibrugarh, it has now emerged as one of the country’s finest Photographic organisation. It has won various awards such as The Best Club Award in EMPA international Salon 2017 with more than 40 competing countries, Best Club Award in Indian Golden Digital Circuit 2016 with more than 50 competing countries, 3rd Best Club in Federation of Indian Photography (FIP) Interclub Contest 2015 and 5thBest Club in Federation of Indian Photography (FIP) Interclub Contest 2016. The individual awards of members in various competitions have crossed the century mark.