Her Majesty The Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, the Royal Patron of the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) inaugurated an photo exhibition titled “In focus a photography exhibition” at RTA in Chubachu on 29 April along with the exhibition catalogue.
The Department of Information and Media under the Ministry of Information and Communications in collaboration with the RTA is organizing the event.
More than 800 photographs were received from which the selection committee selected 204 photographs. The exhibition catalog features the 204 selected photographs along with the biography of the photographers.
Given the space of the gallery, only 147 photos were displayed. However, all 204 selected photographs will be available for virtual view and will be uploaded on the facebook pages of the Department and RTA, for people who are unable to visit the exhibition.
The photographers whose photos were selected for the exhibition will be given Nu 1000 each for a photo.
As part of the photography exhibition, a selfie contest is also being organized. This is to engage the youth in events such as exhibitions and also to promote exquisite photographs and the photographers of Bhutan.
The exhibition is being organized essentially to showcase works of art and, in this particular case, creative photography, talent showcasing, confidence building and also to enable networking.
The DoIM with its mandate to create a vibrant creative arts industry in the country takes this opportunity to promote our unique national identity and culture through creative photography.
The works on display will also be promoted through social media. The Department’s aim is also to support artists and other creative groups/individuals to pursue a sustainable career in this field.
This exhibition and the selfie contest are expected to boost local creativity and appreciation for the art of photography.
The exhibition will be open to the public till 12 May.