8 Aug 2012

First-photo exhibition of Kamerakids inaugurated

LEH: The inauguration ceremony of the first photo- exhibition by Kamerakids was held at Lonpo House on Saturday. Titled – ‘Some Cups of Butter-tea -Daily life in Zanskar’ the exhibition was inaugurated by the Executive Councilor for Tourism, Gurmet Dorjey.
The founder of the project  Nana Ziesche, a German travel agent and photographer, shared her experience in Ladakh and said, “there is a beauty in all these pictures that we should value, the beauty of life randomness that we often neglect, that is what photography is all about, we capture those valuable moments”.
Showcasing a variety of motifs as portraits, landscapes, animals, people doing their daily work, monasteries, monks and nuns, Buddhist objects etc, everything worth a glance was captured by the lenses given to the kids aged between 12-15 years.
Gurmet appreciated Nana and her team and said “Such initiatives  specially for the children of remote places in Ladakh are praise worthy”. Sonam Stobdan, one of the kids whose photos were displayed said “I really like photography, I never thought I would get a chance to click a camera! With madam Nana’s help now we are able to not only capture pictures but also have the knowledge of the technicalities within!”
Col. Hemant from army headquarters Leh who was also present on the occasion  said – “I thank Nana for doing such  a wonderful  job for my country”.
The event ended with a vote of thanks from Nana. Gurmet was presented a memento as a token of thanks. Dr Sonam  Wangchok from Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation, Tundup Dorje from Overland Escape and Reach Ladakh and Gyatso from LOTI lso (Ladakh Old Town Initiative) were also present on the occasion.

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