Nikon India inaugurated the Nikon photo contest exhibition today at All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, 1, Rafi Marg, Delhi. The exhibition was inaugurated by Kazuo Ninomiya, Managing Director, Nikon India and Sajjan Kumar, Sr. Vice President – Corporate Sales and Strategy, Nikon India and the event was graced by renowned photographer Padmashree Raghu Rai. The exhibition is being held between 3rd November to 16th November 2017 at Delhi. Started in the year 1969, the Nikon Photo Contest is one of the world’s premier international photo contests witnessing immense participation from many nationalities.
Nikon Contest is a platform that not only showcases some of the finest works from across several countries but also mirrors the changing dynamics of the world, captured through lens. This Photo Contest offers a lucrative stage for photographers across world to display their work globally. Given the varied landscapes, magnificent architecture, extravagant weddings and varied festive seasons, India provides the right blend of opportunities for photographers.
This year the Nikon Photo contest was a tremendous success with 6 winners from India itself. The judges’ panel included prestigious names such as Neville Brody, CEO Brody Associates/Dean of the School of Communication at the Royal College of Art (RCA), renowned wedding photographer Marcus Bell and the celebrated Indian Fine Arts Photographer, Bharat Sikka. The various categories included in the contest were Nikon 100th Anniversary Award, Next Generation Award as well as The Open Award.
At the inauguration of the exhibition, Kazuo Ninomiya, Managing Director, Nikon India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Nikon Photo Contest is an excellent platform that showcases the evolving photography culture around the world. In India, this rising excitement for photography has been very inspirational and encourages us to support this budding interest through such creative platforms. Apart from being host to exceptional photographers, India also serves as a brilliant locale with a blend of landscapes and diverse cultural activities that prove to be ideal for photographers. With 6 winners from India, Nikon sees this as a motivation to come up with more such opportunities.”
Sajjan Kumar, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales and Strategy, Nikon India Pvt. Ltd. said “Nikon photo contest has received immense support worldwide and this strengthens our commitment to bring out the best in photography. With entries from around the world that captured stunning visuals, this exhibition displays the multi–faceted aspects of this fine art. At Nikon, we are consistently striving to inspire visual storytellers with fresh perspectives that are global in nature.”