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YPS 35th All India Salon 2017 Exhibition & Slideshows

January 13 - January 14


You are Cordially Invited

YPS Executive Committee & YPS 35th All India Salon 2017 Committee are pleased to extend a cordial invitation to

  • all YPS Members,
  • to all Salon participants,
  • to all Salon Sponsors & Supporters &
  • to all  and Photo/Art Lovers

to join us during the 2-Day YPS 35th All India Salon 2017 Exhibition-cum-Slideshow events on Saturday, January 13th and Sunday, January 14th at Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru. Apart from feasting your eyes with the display of Award & Honorable Mention pictures, this year we have also lined up two Slideshows on January 14th at the venue of the Exhibition.

The Exhibition will be open on both days from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The Accepted images will also be on a slideshow on both the days.

Please join us with friends and family and make the event a great success.

Sat, Jan 13, 5:00 PM – Inaugural Function

The Inaugural Function of the Exhibition will be held on Saturday, January 13 at 5:00 PM.

Sri. Anupam Agrawal, IPS, Director, Department of Youth Empowerment & Sports, Government of Karnataka will be the Chief Guest for the function. An IPS from the 2007 batch, Sri. Anupam hails from Jodhpur in Rajasthan. He is a Bachelor in Commerce and a Chartered Accountant. Sri. Anupam Agrawal had served as DCP for Belagum and had held various other positions before joining Government of Karnataka as Director of Youth Empowerment and Sports.

Sri. S Shivaram, well known Kannada Actor, Director & Producer will be the Guest of Honor. Fondly referred to as Shivaramanna in the Kannada film industry, he had acted in over 275 films and more than 1000 plays during his career extending 4 decades. He has been referred to as “Walking University” and as “Ajathashatru”  by co-stars in recognition of his discipline, passion and perfectionism. He had played unforgettable roles in Nagarahavu, Shubhamangala, Upasane and Gejjepuje among a lot many others.

The winners of the 35th YPS All India Salon 2017 will be recognized during the Inaugural Function. We will also recognize and thank Sponsors and Supporters who have contributed to the success of the Salon.

If learning from Award-winning pictures is not enough, here are a couple of great opportunities to learn from experts.

Sun, Jan 14, 11:00 AM – Slideshow on Underwater Photography

Underwater photography is a completely different ball game requiring great many skills beyond photographic skills. Taking you through this exciting journey would the the father-son pair of Mr. Nandakumar M N and young photographer and a Youth Award Winner, Mr. Dheeraj M Nanda.

Mr. Nandakumar, fondly referred to as Nanda, is a self-made entrepreneur from Mysore. As a passionate swimmer with love for water from childhood, he became
a scuba diver in 2010. His love for underwater life made him to pick up a DSLR camera and become a photographer. As a passionate Scuba diver, he has visited more than 25 or more best dive destinations from 10 different countries.

He is also an avid Nature lover and traveler, a passion that took him to varied locations from Western Ghats to Himalayas. He is among a handful of photographers to have taken a picture of Snow Leopard.

He has a close relationship with many institutions, organizations, and associations who work towards wildlife and marine conservation.

Dheeraj M. Nanda is currently studying 2nd PUC at Bangalore. He is a passionate wildlife and underwater photographer, marine biology and conservation enthusiast, and stress and rescue level certified scuba diver. He started diving when he was 10 years old and is one among the very few youngsters who ventured into the waters and started underwater photography at that age. He has completed more than 100 dives and has an extensive collection of underwater images.

In 2017 he was awarded as the ‘Young Photographer of the Year’ by Royal Society of Biology, London. His images have also won many other national and international awards from YPS, Sanctuary Asia, Nature InFocus, Blue India Photography Award, India Photography Awards, International Photography Awards, Siena International Photography Awards, Natures’ Best Photography Africa. His underwater images have been published by National Geographic, Sanctuary Asia, Wild Planet Photo Magazine, Newspapers and in several exhibitions across the country. He is also an India book of Records holder titled as ‘Most Awarded Young Underwater Photographer’.

Sun, Jan 14, 2:00 PM – Slideshow on Raptors

In the afternoon we will take you from below the surface water up to dizzying heights with slideshow by the Raptor-King Mr. Kiran Poonacha.

Born in Coorg, in southern India, Kiran comes from a family of nature lovers. Kiran started birding at a young age and took great pleasure in observing and studying these ‘winged wonders’ in their natural habitat. In 2006, he became his journey as a Nature Photographer, when his wife gifted him a camera. This unleashed his passion for nature and is today remembered fondly as “Raptor-King” for his work on photographing Raptors.

He hopes that his contribution of photographing and documenting bird life will serve to raise awareness about these birds and the need to conserve/restore their habitats.


January 13
January 14
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Youth Photographic Society


Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath
Kumara Krupa Rd, Kumara Park East, Sheshadripuram
Bangalore, Karnataka 560006 India
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