Local photographers come together to help children of the lesser gods

Proceeds from the sale of the Tathang photo exhibition will go into sponsoring two underpriveleged children

Tathang, a charitable photo exhibition, held at the Nehru-Wangchuck cultural centre (NWCC), on Feb 21 is receiving good response. Hundreds of viewers visited the NWCC to get a glimpse of the works of enthusiastic Bhutanese photographers which also included entries by a few expatriates.

The event was organized by Azha Keza, a freelance photojournalist and a passionate photographer himself.

Maximum proceedings from the sale of the exhibits will go into sponsoring underprivileged children. So far around eight photographs priced between Nu 1,999 to Nu 2,999 were sold.  As of now, two underprivileged children have been identified to benefit from the proceedings of which one is a monk.  The participating photographers were awarded prizes and a certain percentage of the collections will go to them.

“The event aims to bring artistic awareness and to promote local photography,” said Azha Keza adding that he hopes the government will support such events to nurture youth creativity.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MOIC) has also promised to sponsor similar events which contributes immensely towards the society .

“The promise given by the MOIC has motivated me to initiate such events in the future as well,” said Azha Keza. The exhibition  will contnue till March 7 during which a wide variety of viewers are expected to attend.  A sum of Nu 20,000 was invested for organizing the event.

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