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   Volume 2 Issue 47| December 12, 2010 |


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Left: 1st Prize, Portrait, Ashiquzzaman Ashique. Right Top:1st Prize, Landscape, Sohon Tripura Ricky.
Right Bottom: 1st Prize , Life, Faheem Kamal.

Growing Along with Photography

Sarah Z H

2nd Prize, Portrait, Ashiquzzaman Ashique.
2nd Prize, life, Asif Adnan.
2nd Prize , Land Scape, Tohfatul Zannat Ipsha.

When 37 photographers challenged themselves in the categories Portrait, landscape, Architecture and Life, this year's competition grew stronger, and the contest narrowed down to 109 winsome entries from a total of 430 photographs. These prolific photos were selected for 13 awards, including the Jury Award in the 4 different categories. The NSUPC (North South University Photography Club) spirits were running high as it was the first competition arranged by the newly voted executive body who made it possible for the interested students to take part in this exciting competition.

Ashiquzzaman Ashique, Secretary PR, NSUPC says, "This year's competition received a larger number of entries than the past years and the quality of these photographs are nothing but excellent.''

3rd Prize, Landscape, Ahmed Nabil Khan.
3rd Prize, Life, Sydusjaman Symon.

The selected photographs exhibited the diverse elements, as some of the locations of these photos were carefully chosen, illustrating contrastive lifestyles. Visitors at the competition enjoyed the intricately carved temples and lavishly decorated havelis of Rajasthan and Dubai, the 'shopping capital of the Middle East' and its rich architecture at the same time. Ariba Chowdhury's photograph won the first prize (Architecture) depicting the marvels of a manmade landscape whereas Sohon Tripura Ricky's entry, also an award winner (first prize, Landscape), glorified the splendour of nature.

Other themes explored in the exhibition were fading memories, a struggled life that is alien to many, friendship, entrapment and the growth of human beings.

The inauguration ceremony was held on December 5 at the plaza area of the university. Chief guest of the opening and the award giving ceremony was Azim Uddin Ahmed, Board of Governors, NSU foundation. Special guests for the occasion were Vice Chancellor Dr. Hafiz G.A Siddiqui, Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. S.A.M Khairul Bashar who was also the guest of honour. Andrew Biraj and M. Munem Wasif, the two prolific photographers were judges for the competition.

Often termed as 'the best hobby', photography these days has gradually taken up space in the lives of many young people. Each photograph has a story and this art of storytelling can be mastered in different ways. When a photograph is taken it is recorded in time and history and is also preserved for people to remember and understand. Although it takes years of practice even to produce the modest of photographs, more and more people are leaning towards this activity everyday. Skills of capturing the best shot lie in light and composition, framing and content with occasional emphasis only on the subject. Interests in photography have gone up so high that young people ignore the limitations of available gadgetry and start with camera phones or digital cameras. In time these amateurs emerge as seasoned photographers and make their way to build a global picture of what life means to young people in today's urban world.



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