Imphal: “Deep Focus”, a 2-day national photo exhibition organised by the Department of Mass Communication, Manipur University was inaugurated at Manipur University on Monday.
The exhibition, first of its kind in Manipur, was initiated by the students of Mass Communication. Focusing on the history of Manipur, it aimed to act as an archive through the timeline of Manipur back in the days.
It is an exhibition of lifestyle followed during 60s, 70s and years before that. Varieties of vintage cameras, vintage photo printing equipment that were in use before the digital age are being displayed.
The inaugural function was attended by renowned filmmaker and screenwriter Mayanglanglam Romi Meitei as chief guest alongside Prof. S. Mangi Singh, Dean, School of Social Sciences, Manipur University as guest of honour and Dr RK Lilapati, HoD, Department of Mass Communication as functional president.
Prof. S. Mangi Singh mentioned the impact the film and media industry is giving to the society.
Romi Meitei addressed that he was convinced on knowing the title of the exhibition and delighted to be a part of it. He also addressed the educational experiences that Deep Focus is giving. “There is no greater discovery than the discovery of art. Even if the discovery of scientific devices has more number than art, no discovery can conquer the discovery of art but the debate on whether Robot is an art is still going on.”
Dr. RK Lilapati, expressed her gratitude on the response received from the public and also to the photographers and photo enthusiast from twenty states who have shown their keen interest in the exhibition and submitted more than 200 entries.