Indian Institute of Photography in association with Smile Foundation celebrated World Photography Day


New Delhi : August 19, 2016 : In one of its kind initiative, Indian Institute of Photography in association with Smile Foundation and SIFFCY (Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth) celebrated the International Photography Day on August 19, skilling underprivileged childrenwith the nuances of the art that is increasingly getting acceptance as a profession.

Students of IIP and the underprivileged children of NaiDisha, a Mission Education center of Smile Foundation, shared the same platform over a unique photography workshop arranged by Indian Institute of Photography. Students of IIP demonstrated the quintessential details of photography to the underprivileged children along with giving them a hands on experience on operating a camera and capturing moments. The objective behind this initiative is to promote photography in the different strata’s of the society and to encourage the younger generation towards photography.

Indian Institute of Photography has been associated with Smile Foundation’s initiative SIFFCY (Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth) to promote meaningful cinemas in 2015. Continuing the association, IIP will mark the launch of second SIFFCY by organising photography workshops across India in all centres of Smile Foundation. The best of the photographs will be showcased during the second version of SIFFCY International Film Festival to be held in 5th-11th December 2016 at Sirifort Auditorium in New Delhi.

About Smile Foundation:

Smile Foundation is a national level development organization benefitting over 400,000 underprivileged children, their families and the community directly through 158 welfare projects on subjects such as education, healthcare, livelihood, and women empowerment across 26 states of India. Adopting a life cycle approach of development, Smile Foundation focuses its interventions on children, their families and the community.

To know more about Smile Foundation, log onto: - www.smilefoundationindia.org

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