Spectrums: Alternative Views on Development is a photography exhibition hosted by the Centre for Poverty Analysis, which welcomes all professional and amateur photographers to submit their work across a range of themes, including two open categories: monochrome and colour.
The increasing popularity of digital media and citizenship journalism has seen more people becoming interested in photography. Becoming known in this field is as important as taking a good picture and photography enthusiasts are using various mediums to showcase their work and gain recognition. This is not always easy to do in Sri Lanka, where spaces to showcase photographic art are very limited and requires investments in time and money.
The Centre for Poverty Analaysi are offering photographers the space to do exactly this. Showcase their work and be part of an initiative that will increase their recognition within the field by providing an opportunity to display their work. It will also be a forum to interact with established photographers who will form the panel of judges, as well as share their work online after the exhibition.
In addition to the open colour and monochrome categories, submissions are accepted on a range of other themes related to poverty and development. The open categories are inclusive of any and all images, be it people, places, or objects. The call is open to the South Asian region. The exhibition will be held from July 1 to 3, in conjunction with CEPA’s 2011 Colloquium on Poverty Research titled Current Imperatives in Understanding Poverty.
In 2011 CEPA marks 10 years of research and dialogue in Sri Lanka. The organisation hopes the photography exhibition will stimulate the discussion on poverty and development in an alternative, creative way, and provide space for a wider audience to participate and be involved in the issues.
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