Will showcase Valley’s bewitching landscape in photo exhibition in Mumbai
SRINAGAR: The beauty of Kashmir has attracted photographers from across India, who have been in Kashmir for over a week, capturing beautiful landscapes through their lenses.
A group of 19 photographers associated with Photography Society of India (PSI) who arrived in Srinagar on July 8, 2017 visited the famous and lesser known places mostly, off beat destinations in Kashmir for photography.
The photographers visited Pahalgam, Aru Valley, Betab Valley, Baisaran, Chandanwari, Manasbal Lake, Dal Lake, Nigeen Lake, Bandipora, Gurez, Doodpahthri, Yusmarg, besides Muhgal gardens in Srinagar.
Earlier, the director tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah had an interaction with the photographers here at Nishat Garden and briefed them about Kashmir’s tourism potential.
He also briefed them about the geography of the state and guided them how they could make maximum use of their visit and time in Kashmir for the purpose of photography.
The Director Tourism Kashmir also told them about the efforts his department is making to promote Kashmir’s tourism products.
The photographers who were mesmerized by the beauty of Kashmir Valley expressed willingness to promote Kashmir through exhibitions in Mumbai where they would display the photographes taken in Kashmir.
“Kashmir is one of the best places in the world for landscape photography. We want to promote Kashmir through our lenses,” Shashant Rajet Joint Secretary of Photography Society of India said while interacting with the Director Tourism Kashmir.
This is the 7th visit of the PSI members to Kashmir for photography. Some of the members have visited Kashmir for the first time. Prasad Mantri , another member of the PSI, said Kashmir has unmatched beauty which attracts them to visit the Valley again and again.
“This place is naturally made for photography. Every place in Kashmir has natural beauty which should be captured and shown to the world,” he said.
To promote Kashmir among photographers and travellres, PSI is planning to organize exhibition of the photographs of the Kashmir landscape in Mumbai in October this year.
“We have our own photo galleries in Mumbai where we will organize exclusive photography exhibition of Kashmir’s beautiful landscape in Mumbai,” said Prasad Mantri.
Director Tourism Kashmir said the department would also organise photo tours to Kashmir and also organize workshops on photography.
“We will organize photo tours during apricot blooms in Kargil and tulip, almond and saffron blooms in Kashmir.”