Eleventh International Conference On Photography

23rd - 27th January 2017

In connection with

General Information

The chief aim of the conference is to bring together experts and professionals for discussions on the various aspects of photography and the ways and means of promoting it for further useful purposes. The conference, it is hoped, will enthuse Indians interested in photography through a close contact with their fellow brothers in other parts of the world and help exchange of learning and expertise. Last but not (the) least, the conference is sure to promote international fraternity.

Organised by

Photographic Association of Dum Dum

467/40, Jessore Road, Kolkata 700074, India
E-mail : padipcindia@gmail.com; biswatoshs@gmail.com
Phone : +91-33-2560-2443; Mob 9830874135

In collaboration with

Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

(National Council of Science Museums)
Ministry of Culture
Govt. of India
19A, Gurusaday Road, Kolkata 700019

Photographic Association of Dum Dum cordially invites all the Photographers, Scientists, Technologists and Educationists working in the field of photography anywhere in the world to participate in the 11th International Photographic Conference. We are confident that the conference will be a treat for all.

Very pleasant. Temperature is usually 20-22°C during the day, and between 14-16°C at night in Kolkata.

The Eleventh International Conference on Photography sponsored by the Photographic Association of Dum Dum in collaboration with the Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, will be held at BITM Auditorium, 19A, Gurusaday Road, Kolkata 700019 during 23rd-27th January, 2017.

The proceedings of the conference will be conducted mainly in English but provision will be made for interpreting discussions in other languages viz. French, German etc.

The Conference will include Seminar, Workshop, Photo fair and Exhibition. The seminar will include reading of papers, invited lectures and discussions on various aspects of photography broadly in six groups viz. Digital, Scientific & Technical, Pictorial, Educational, Cinematography, Press and General. Detailed programme with timing will be distributed to the delegates at the venue on the eve of the conference.

Prior to the conference A workshop will be arranged for limited 20 Indian delegates to be conducted by experts on Digital, Portrait & Creative Photography during 21-23rd January, 2017. Fees is only rupees two thousand (2000/-) inclusive of conference fee of one thousand (1000/-).

A high light of the Conference will be an exhibition of Photography including some invited prints from eminent artists of the world. The Exhibition and Fair will remain open to the public from 24th to 27th January, 2017 daily between 10:00 A.M to 5:30 P.M.

Delegates will be served with tea, lunch, coffee, and snacks etc. from time to time, free of charge. There will be also film shows and cultural programme for the entertainment of the delegates. Sightseeing trips will also be arranged. For the foreign delegates tour to Santiniketan, Digha and Darjeeling may be organised on request.

Any body interested in photography may be a delegate provided he or she is introduced by any photographic organisation (viz. Associations, Clubs, Industries, Studios etc.) or reputed photographer in India and abroad or by any University or by any Scientific organisation or Govt. Department in India and abroad and pay the delegate fee of Us $ 50 / £ 35 /Euro…../ INR 1000/- etc. Delegates will have the scope to contribute papers to be read at the conference, to propose any resolution beforehand (at least 24 hours before discussion) and to receive free of cost publications by the Association in connection with the conference. Last date for delegate ship is 10th January 2017.

Many of the internationally renowned persons in different fields of photography are being invited and are expected to participate in the conference.

Those who intend to read papers in the conference are requested to send two copies of their papers neatly typed with double space, A-4 size paper together with an abstract of the same before 31st December 2016. Paper may be sent in CD/DVD in Ms word or by E-mail.

Association will do the needful for food and lodging for the foreign delegates contributing papers or representing countries. Arrangements will be made for food, lodging and 2nd class train fare to the Indian invitees from other states. Organising body will help other delegates for accommodation provided they intimate and pay the necessary charges beforehand. Since a large number of participants are expected, it is particularly requested that the delegates seeking accommodation may kindly write to the Jt. Secretary well in advance, preferably before 31st December 2016.

From time immemorial, India, the land of mystics, saints and seers, has kindled imagination of people all over the world. They came with a distinct culture and religious faith, with widely varying manners and customs, and got lost at the end in the age old stream of life that had already been flowing there. India with such a rich cultural heritage, its temples, mosques, monasteries and churches embracing one another, offers an interesting study to anybody interested in the history of human civilization. Even for one who has no such interest India has in its store ample compensation. Nature here spreads out in gorgeous splendour which does not fair to cast a spell on even a cynic. The majestic peaks of the Himalayas, the rugged Aravallis, the lush green valleys of the Nilgiris, the dreadful expanse of the arid deserts, the wide rivers, gorges and forests — any of them can hold one captive for life. To be in such a land is a dream come true.

Kolkata is the biggest city of India and is well connected by road, rail and air with other parts of the country. The erstwhile capital of India it has come to occupy a place of pride in the country.

It is always full of life and can cater to the needs of persons with widely divergent tastes. Of absorbing interest are many spots, a few among which are Shahid Minar, Botanical Garden, Rabindra Bharati, National Library, Victoria Memorial Hall, Marble Palace, Dakshineswar Temple, Jain Temple, St. Pauls Cathedral, Nakhoda Mosque, Balur Math, Science City, Indian Museum, Kalighat Temple, Metro Rail, Eco Park, etc.

Details of the city will be found in the colourful booklet on Kolkata which may be supplied by us to the outstation delegates on request.

Specially inviting will be the weather during the Conference. Winter, as everywhere else, has a difference in Kolkata. For anybody it shall be a treat.

Please intimate the date and time of your arrival as well as the mode of transport you will use so that necessary arrangement can be made for receiving you at the appropriate hour and place.