The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari conferred the “Lifetime Achievement Awards” to eminent photographers Smt Homai Vyarawalla, Shri S.Paul, Shri K.G.Maheshwari and Shri Benu Sen at a function to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Photo Division under Ministry of Information & Broadcasting here today. Addressing on the occasion, he has said that Photographs and photography are now a part of our daily existence. They are taken for granted and the only question ever asked is about technology and technique. Both are important; both evolve and make an impact on the human mind.
Shri Ansari has said that the depiction of images evolved with the progress of civilisation. The paintings in Ajanta caves exhibit excellence. So do the miniature paintings of the medieval period of our history. Modern photography thus has an excellent pedigree. Capturing and recording an image, whether in painting or in photography, requires technique as well as art and creativity. The painter has the luxury of time and of shaping the image mentally before depicting it on paper or canvass.