The Salon is successfully closed
Salon Committee with Judges for Nature Section at end of Day 2
L2R Standing: Chandrasekar S, Rakesh VC, Jayaprakash, Vikas Sastry, H Satish, Murali Santhanam, Girish Ananthamurthy, Karthik, Madhusudana Rao, Akshay H, Prema Kakade, Hardik Shah
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The Salon is now closed. We thank all the participants, sponsors and patrons who made this a great success.
Day 1 - Inaugural Function
The Salon Exhibition was held on January 13th & 14th at Chitrakala Parishath and was attended by a large number of participants
and patrons. The function was presided by leading dignitaries,
- Chief Guest : Shri. Anupam Agrawal, IPS, Director, Karnataka State Youth Empowerment Department
- Guest of Honor : Shri. S Shivaram, Kannada film Actor, Producer, Director
The Exhibition was open for public display at 12:00 PM on January 13th, Saturday. A steady stream of visitors thronged the
Exhibition Hall to appreciate the images that won Awards and Honorable Mentions. It was gratifying to note that all the winners,
with no exception, submitted print ready pictures for printing and display. With the exception of few that could not be displayed
due to the restrictions imposed by Chitrakala Parishath, all the remaining 62 pictures were framed and put on display. We thank
Technova Imaging Systems Pvt. Ltd. for sponsoring all the prints.
On the evening of January 13th, the large open function area of Chitrakala Parishath was filled to the brim with participants, patrons
and Photo Lovers and their families who took time out of their week-end to attend the Inaugural Function. All the visitors were
greeted with tasty Karnataka style light tiffin before the Inaugural function started. Both the Chief Guest and Guest of Honor arrived
ahead of time for the function and the YPS Salon Committee took them through the pictures on display and explained each and every
The Inauguration Function started on time with the Chief Guest, Guest of Honor, YPS President Shri. H Satish and Salon Chairman
and YPS Secretary, Shri. Vikas Sastry, taking the dais by 5:30 PM. The event MC Shri. Shantaraj delighted the audience with
excellent words in chaste Kannada. The Inauguration Function started with Invocation song by Shri. Girish Ananthamurthy,
Director, YPS. This was followed by a brief Welcome Address by Shri. Satish, YPS President. In his speech he thanked all the
participants and the Salon Committee for delivering a very high quality Salon. He also thanked the Department of Youth
Services, Government of Karnataka for providing all support to the YPS for continuing its operations. This was followed by Salon
Chairma's welcome address in which Shri. Manju Vikas V Sastry highlighted the legacy of All India Salons in YPS
and the excellent response from the photographers and sponsors for the Salon. He profusely thanked the Salon Committee for
excellent team work and display of commitment to make the Salon a success.
It was time to release the Salon Catalog. Shri. Satish, lauded the Salon Committee team for bringing out an excellent
Digital Salon Catalog. Spread over 112 pages, every one of the pictures winning Awards and Honorable Mentions
were displayed on a page of its own. One page was dedicated to each Jury member portraying their profile and show cased
one of their pictures. For each person winning Acceptance, one of their acepted images is displayed under each section. All Youth Award
winning pictures were printed on independent pages. A complete list of accepted images was also included in the Catalog. Separate
pages were devoted for thanking Sponsors and supporting organizations. The Chief Guest and Guest of Honor opened the wraps on
the Salon Catalog and released it by showing to the public. We thank M/s. HP Reddington for sponsoring these expensive
catalogs and for getting them printed in very high quality at Kolor Kode print labs.
It was time to spell out Salon Statistics and outcomes and this was done by Shri. V Madhusudana D Rao, AFIAP, Salon Committee member
responsible for Salon Documentation. The statistics is also available on the Results page.
Then came the most important session that everyone was waiting for, recognizing the winners of the Salon. Again, Mr. Madhusudana D Rao,
read out the names of the Medal winners and Honorable Mention winners by section. The Medals and Awards were handed over the Chief Guest,
Mr. Anupam Agrawal and Mr. Shivaram. The Best Entrant winner Mr. Arjun Haarith was also present at the function to receive the award.
While no one from FOTORBIT could come to collect the Best Club trophy, YPS displayed the trophy at the function.
It was heartening to see some young photographers amidst the
winners including the brothers Mr. Suhas NY and Shreyas NY, Mr. Dheeraj Nanda, who would be presenting a slideshow on
"Underwater Photography" on the second day of the Exhibition, Ms. Anagha Mohan and Mr. Aaditya Ranjan Ghosh, youngest award winner in the Salon.
Mr. Aaditya Ranjan Ghosh, travelled all the way from Purulia, along with his parents to attend the function. We thank his parents for extending
such a strong support to Aaditya. The Youth Award winners received a certificate and Manfrotto Pixie Tripods sponsored by M/s. Shrishti
Digilife Pvt. Ltd.
YPS then thanked and acknowledged the services of the Salon Judges and presented them with a memento. Mr. HV Praveen Kumar who was present at the
function was presented with a memento by the chief guest. The other members of the jury could not join due to their travel plans and distance.
All the awards in the Salon were sponsored by individuals and organizations. It was time for YPS to acknowledge and thank the sponsors with
a token of appreciation. The sponsors were instrumental to the success of the Salon and we thank all of them once again.
Srishti Digilife Pvt. Ltd.
Following this YPS thanked all the Salon Committee Members and presented them with a token of appreciation.
Mr. Shantharaju then invited Mr. Anupam Agrawal to speak. In his speech, Mr. Anupam Agrawal praised YPS for conducting and excellent Salon as well as
encouraging youth to participate. He assured all support to YPS from the Department of Youth Services to make the services reach more photographers.
He congratulated all the participants and winners.
Speaking after him, Mr. Shivaram, spoke in his usual style mixed with subtle comedy. He appreciated all the Youth Photographers and how they
could achieve at such young age. He thanked YPS for inviting hoim to the function.
YPS then presented Mr. Anupam Agrawal and Mr. Shivaram with framed 12"x18" canvas print photographs as tokens of appreciation. Mr. Murali Santhanam,
Salon Secretary delivered Vote of Thanks.
Day 2 - Exhibition & Slideshows
This year, YPS decided to keep Day 2 equally eventful, by organizing to talk-shows on photography along with the photo exhibition. This attracted
lots of photo lovers to the event keeping the Exhibition Hall full all the time.
Underwater Photography by Mr. Dheeraj Nanda and Mr. Nandakumar
Both Mr. Nandakumar and his two sons Ritesh Nanda and Dheeraj Nanda, have been doing underwater photography for many years now. Mr. Nandakumar is about to
complete around 500 dives while Dheeraj Nanda, just 17 years, has already completed 100 dives. Please
check their profiles on the YPS Website.
The slideshow started at 11:30 AM and went on for 2 hours with the entire audience glued to their seats mesmerized by the colorful pictures from below the
surface and by the amount of details about these life forms that the young boy and his father provided.
At the end of the program, Satish recognized Mr. Nandakumar with a YPS Gift while Mr. Dheeraj Nanda was presented with a memento by the young Best Entrant
of the Salon, Mr. Arjun Haarith. Mr. Kiran Poonacha was so impressed that he went and joined them for a group photo.
Nature Photography by Mr. Kiran Poonacha
Everyone had to rush back from lunch for another much-awaited slideshow by Mr. Kiran Poonacha. Kiran Poonacha needs no introduction to Nature Photographers.
Coming from the hill station of Coorg, Kiran Poonacha always had the love for Wild Life, in particular Birds. He transformed into a photographer, when his
wife presented him with a camera. Since then he had never stopped clicking. Mr. Kiran Poonacha's Bird Pictures and in particular Raptor pictures demonstrate
outstanding story-telling value and that is what he intended to explain the audience.
We did not know how the next hour passed by. Slide after slide, the audience were treated with mesmerizing pictures. And Kiran went about explaining
what went in his mind while he shooted those pictures. The angles of shots were unique, the timing was impeccable, the background and color reproduction was
outstanding and he seemed to know how to make the birds to dance to his tunes. He ended his slideshow with some outstanding Hummingbird images
shot at Costa Rica. We all felt sorry that the slideshow ended.
Mr. Chandrasekar Srinivasamurthy, Treasurer, YPS, presented Mr. Kiran Poonacha with a memento.
The evening crowd started coming in keeping the hall filled with enthusiasts till end of the day. The Exhibition was wound up at 6:30PM and with that the
Salon entered the closing phases.
We hope you enjoyed participation in the Salon !
We look forward to see you in our next Salon !
- YPS 35th All India Digital Salon Committee
YPS 35th All India Digital Salon
YPS 35th All India Digital Salon 2017 is an All-Digital salon with plenty of awards to win. This year we have also opened a Youth Section to encourage budding young photographers.
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|Last Date for submission of entries
||December 14, 2017
||Submission will automatically cease at midnight. Submissions through email/posts will not be judged.
||December 16 - 17, 2017
||Venue: JP Nagar Cultural Association.
|Announcement of Results
||December 25, 2017
||The results of the salon will be posted on the salon website. Each entrant would also receive an email intimation of the same.
||January 13 - 14, 2018
||Venue: Chitrakala Parishath, No.1, Art Complex, Kumara Krupa Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
||January 14, 2018
||A digital catalog will be hosted on the website.