Inside ViBGYOR: Photography Exhibition: "Tourism in Kerala a matter of fairness"

EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS – “Tourism in Kerala a matter of fairness“: Young photographers’ views on tourism in Kerala

Venue: Town Hall, Trissur
Date: 15th -17th Feb 2008.

Dear friends,

KABANI – the other direction is organizing a photography exhibition in collaboration with GAIA (Thrissur): “Tourism in Kerala - a matter of fairness“, at the VIBGOR International Film Festival, Thrissur, Kerala, from 15th – 17th Feb, 2008.

The exhibition is the outcome of a photography contest organized by KABANI – the other direction together with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and arbeitskreis tourismus & entwicklung (akte), Basle. The contest was an opportunity for young photographers to express their perceptions, concerns and expectations on tourism in Kerala though the lens.

The photographs are trying to raise and answer questions like: How do local inhabitants live with tourism? How do they see the foreign guests? How does tourism change or affect their lives, environment, culture, traditions? How fair or unfair is tourism? To what extend are people benefiting from tourism?

We are also organising an award ceremony on 16th Feb 2008, 4.30 pm, at the same venue. Samson Samuel, a professional photographer from Alleppy, and Sunil Lexmen, a freelance photographer from Trivandrum (the first winners of the contest), will receive their cash awards.

We invite all of you to be part of the exhibition, award ceremony and film festival with your friends.