Round table camera club conducted its first public event “Seeing Light – 2014” at the Mahaweli centre mini auditorium on the 19th of August 2014, which is considered to be the world photography day.
The purpose of the event was to initiate a in death dialogue on the areas pertaining to photography that are usually not addressed in photography circles.
Almost everyone who got invited along with some others turned up. The auditorium was full; discussions were deep, meaningful and civilized.
The event was compèred by Dr Jeewarang Gunasekera and the quick welcome address was given by Mr Kamal Ipalawatte
The forum started at 3.00 pm and the introduction to the first discussion, “seeing light” was presented by Dr Dinil Abeygunawardane.
Second discussion for the evening was “essence of a subject”. Mr Berty Gunasekera gave the introduction to the discussion.
This was followed by the third discussion for the evening “Reading/Engaging with an image” and Dr Mangalanath Udukala gave the introduction.
Following the third discussion refreshments were served and the forum recommenced at 5.30 pm.
Forth discussion of the evening was about the importance of “creative imagination” and the introduction to the session was given by Mr Henry Rajakaruna.
Final discussion of the evening was around the concept of survival of the craft and the introduction to the session “commercial value of the photograph” was given by Mr G Hettiarachchi.
Vote of thanks was given by Mr Lal Hewage.
The expenses for the entire event were borne by the members of the Round Table Camera Club.