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More than 5,000 photographers participate in the International Photo Festival

Hyderabad: Hyderabad will host the International Photographer of the Year Awards (IPOY 2022) in September 2022, where more than 5,000 photographers from 65 countries are expected to compete.

All award-winning photographers will be sent to Hyderabad. This helps to position Hyderabad, its brand, culture and identity. Hyderabad is already a global city.

The contest will showcase the city, its culture, its uniqueness to the global photographer community and more. A press conference in the city at the HMDA office in Kajaguda on Friday.

Further speaking, HMDA executives, HMDA is a city planning agency in Hyderabad, Telangana, but are responsible not only for planning, but also for introducing its infrastructure and promoting the city, art and culture. That’s why HMDA is associated with the first comprehensive photography award program in South Asia.

The Indian Photo Festival (IPF) is open to an audience of over 4 million and its website is accessed from 140 countries. Seven editions have been held so far. This works for us. Hyderabad is well known around the world, but it will still improve its position. More people will discover Hyderabad. It helps us promote the city, BM Santhosh added.

IPF founder and festival director Aquin Mathews has announced that entries will be called in eight categories: photojournalism, documentary, travel and nature, wildlife, streets, portraits, weddings, mobile phones and more. .. Democratized participation by adding “mobile” as a category. So that people don’t have to worry that this competition is only for professionals. Today, with mobile phones, everyone is a photographer and videographer, said Aquin Mathews, IPF founder and festival director.

“Photographs can change the world. It was a wonderful educator. It has the power to change your outlook on life. It is a universal language. It records history and makes it in the past. Flashback. It saves beautiful memories. It has the power to stop time for a moment. Now it adds the power to promote Hyderabad globally, “says Aquin.

The winner will win a pool of cash and camera gear worth $ 25,000. From March 21st, we will accept applications from photographers all over the world. And the last day is June 21st. Winners who are finalists will be announced on August 15th. The award will be announced in Hyderabad on September 10, 2022. All award-winning photographs will be on display at the IPF exhibition in Hyderabad from September 11th to October 12th and will be shared by Aquin Mathews.

P. Ramakrishna Lao, President of CREDAI Hyderabad, said that the city of Hyderabad, with a history of more than 400 years, has many monuments, rocks, landscapes and attractions that can be well introduced to audiences around the world. rice field. IPOY 2022 will help promote Hyderabad and attract more visitors to the city.He also advised the organizers to incorporate the “Host City Award”

According to Aquin, the purpose behind this award program is to discover compelling images and allow photographers to validate and recognize outstanding work. It also helps build a community. “Award-winning and award-winning photographers will have the opportunity to travel to different parts of the world and promote their work. Our mission is to make photography accessible to everyone.” Said Aquin.

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