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The YPS Saturday Meet – PORTRAITURE – the Social Soup that can be Art

September 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+5.5

YPS Saturday Meet - PORTRAITURE - the Social Soup that can be Art" - a presentation by Md. Arfan Asif on 4 Sept on Google Meet

YPS Saturday Meet | Sept 4, Sat | 5:30 PM IST | Google Meet

In our complex environment of opinions, beliefs, desires, truths, values, myths, grudges, inventions, histories, conspiracies, rumors, plans, protocols, archetypes, dwellings, art, jokes, taboos, and other vectors of life, a “PORTRAIT” remains the true window to the soul of the subject.

Asif will take you down memory lane on the evolution of the portrait and it’s transformation and why he terms it as the most evergreen social soup. He will then talk about the artistic inclinations where portraits can transform to art in the medium of photography. He will present his exquisite work to elaborate his experience, style and approach and provide useful tools for budding portraitists.

Finally he will be most pleased to answer queries on the topic based on his experience of three decades of passionate photography.

Mr Mohammed Arfan Asif

Mohammed Arfan Asif Profile Picture

Asif is a hospital pharmacist by profession and a photoartist by passion. His photographic journey began in the mid – 80s in his native Bengaluru in India. Asif’s photographic subjects are portraits and landscapes with a preference for the monochrome medium.

He has exhibited his photographs regularly in photography exhibitions and galleries all over the world in more than three decades of intensive photography and won many awards including the grand prix in Serbia, FIAP Blue pin badges for best author in salons, Trierenberg gold medal, Photo of the Year in Germany, Al Thani gold medal, among 850+ awards spread over 66 countries.

Asif has been awarded International photographic distinctions from various organizations with the first being the Associateship of The Royal Photographic Society in 1994 apart from, Fellowship of The Royal Photographic Society (FRPS), Master distinction of Photographic Society of America (MPSA), Excellence Platinum of Federation of International Photographic Art (EFIAP/p), Master distinction (MICS) and Grand World Photographer (GWP.ICS) of Image Colleague Society International, Master distinction of International Union of Photographers (MIUP) and c*MoL from Master of Light Association.

He has also been awarded 14 Honorary titles by different photographic organizations which includes the Associate of Photographic Society of America and the Honorary YPS from Youth Photographic Society. He has also been the Secretary of YPS for two terms in the early 90s. He has been a regular writer, columnist, lecturer, analogue darkroom printer and a jury member for various photo contests.

In the year 1997, he instituted the Askary Awards for photography to encourage the youth in his state Karnataka. Since year 2009 he has been mentoring 100+ enthusiastic Shutterbugs in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he is presently located

Language: English

Do join us on 4 Sept, 2021, 5:30 pm IST on Google Meet at the usual coordinates

Also request you to join the session 15 mins in prior to check your audio and video functionality.

The session starts at sharp 5.30 PM IST

Here is how to participate:

Click here or visit the below Google Meet Link on the day of the event
Google Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/jgi-npbe-sjt

In case of any issues in connecting to the meeting, request to please call us on our official number by clicking here or simply dial: +91 9513-YPS-BLR (+91 9513-977-257)

You can also WhatsApp us by clicking here (or on the icon below) or by sending a WhatsApp message on the above mentioned official number.

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Note: Registration is NOT necessary and look forward to seeing you all this Saturday at 5:15 PM IST.

Some salient features of YPS Saturday Meets:

  • Exclusively for Members.
  • Hear and be heard – These are interactive sessions and not talk shows.
  • Discuss and learn from real Member Pictures for absolute learning for every one.
  • Opinion from experts and knowledge from everyone who wants to share.

Some Google Meet Self-Disciplines to be followed to make the experience memorable for everyone:

  • Do not interrupt when something is being presented. Keep a note of questions and ask them at the end when moderator opens the floor for questions.
  • Keep your lines muted when not talking or asking questions.
  • Keep your question and discussions brief and to the point.
  • If you cannot get the required answer in two discussions, take them offline with the panel member.
  • All pictures to be discussed should be uploaded here before the end date. We cannot receive pictures over WhatsApp or email for discussion.

-YPS Executive Committee


September 4
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+5.5
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Youth Photographic Society