Since decades, terrorism has been continuously raising its ugly head at Afghanistan. Devastating the very existence of the country and bringing the people, culture and its economy to its knees. As it got more and more cut off from the world as the times went by, the terrorists even destroyed the rich cultural and archeological landmarks of Gautam Buddha in the Bamyan Valley. This led to massive international protest and the tension in the area grew manifold. At a tumultuous time when the whole of Afghanistan was reeling under the damages done by terrorism, IIP was offered an opportunity to conduct a photography study programme and teach 125+ selected youngsters. More than a study programme, it was seen as an earnest effort to restore progressiveness through art across various terrains of the war ravaged country.
IIP’s Photography Studies during SAARC Cultural Festival, Bamyan (Afghanistan) in the year 2015 signified its belief in the power of pictures to bridge distances and bringing ideas closer, together on a unified platform. Although the surrounding tension was intimidating and far from over, IIP’s noble endeavour was wholeheartedly supported and brought alive by the Bamyan Tourism Association (BTA), Aga Khan Foundation and the Directorate of Culture and Tourism of Afghanistan. Mentored by Mr. Harish Jaiswal, this five-day workshop was replete with the works of IIPians and was overwhelmingly attended by over a hundred photography enthusiasts. This first ever photography study programme at Bamyan provided an excellent opportunity for students and added a new dimension in the intention to promote tourism, cultural and educational exchange programmes in the region.
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Sunil Gupta One Year Online Professional Photography Diploma
Raja Ravi Varma garnered fame as one of the first Indian artists to use oil paints and mastered the art of lithographic reproduction of his work. Paying an ode to the classics of this master painter, we at IIP are conducting a day-long photography session for BFA students which bring forth the imitation of the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, one of the greatest painters in the history of Indian art. More than learning, it’s also about bringing alive our culture rooted deep in art.
Photography by: Yash Kant Tiwari
MuA: Aarchna Bisht
Set n Art: Team IIP
Studio: IIP Studio
LADAKH FESTIVAL - Showcase of Indian Culture & Performing Arts -
Regional dance, folk singing, traditional music, colorful traditional Ladakhi dresses are the few phenomenal scenes of Ladakh Festival. The Festival which is organized by Jammu and Kashmir Tourism providing a platform for many performing arts to showcase various aspects of Indian tradition and culture.
The Ladakh festival is celebrated in winter season to create a vibrant atmosphere to lazy winters of Ladakh in the month of September. Artists from all over India participate in this colorful and vivacious fest sprinkling the glitter of folk dances, music, theatre, sport competition followed by the carnival parade depicting the rich culture of Ladakh. Around one to two weeks of celebration is enjoyed in different villages of the state which includes masked dance, archery, polo, musical concerts and all. Ladakh festival includes the dance dramas ‘Chhams’ performed by Lamas wearing vibrant clothes and formidable masks, considering the ritual to offer to the holy deities of the monasteries. Handicraft items from across the state are appreciated by tourists and participants.
Ladakh festival is basically a sports and cultural party starts with dances on the conventional music and end up with the parade fulfilling the motto which is to promote the regional arts and culture of Ladakh. Women of this particular region participate in this festival attracting the visitor’s mind walking in a line to give a complete carnival feel. The golden mountains with sun rays and chilly wind of winters are magnified with the Ladakh festival and making this a perfect location for the tourists in this season.
The festival also provides an opportunity to see all the murals, images and idols to the visitors which are hidden behind veils in normal season. Ladakh festival are to bright up the dull winters with its vibrant celebration showcasing Indian rich culture and beauty.
IIP brings you some unparalleled celebration of India under its series of documenting Indian heritage and culture.
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The 'Earn While You Learn' program at IIP provides you with an opportunity to earn and showcase your talent during the learning process. You can upload your best clicked pictures on the portal. All the deserving pictures will be selected by our panel for sale at Indian Institute of Photography Image Bank. The proceeds generated through the sale will be forwarded to the deserving student.
At IIP, we believe that learning has to be accompanied with the right opportunities to succeed in the field of photography. We recognize your dream to succeed and understand the financial support you require to pursue your passion. In this regard, we encourage our students to exploit our 'Earn While You Learn' program to the fullest.