Monday, November 8, 2010

Neth Ima 2006 – Josephian’s Annual Photographic Exhibition

Photographic Art Society of St.Joseph’s Balika Maha Vidyalaya Kegalle has been commenced in the month of May of year 2001 under the patronage of the principal of the school Mrs.R.M.C.K. Aththapaththu, and under the guidance of Mrs.Chandra Kariyawasam (teacher in charge). The advisor and the tutor of the photographic society is Mr.Ananda Premarathna a member of National Photographic Art Society of Sri Lanka.

From left to right - Mr.Ananda Premarathna, Mrs.R.M.C.K. Aththapaththu, Mrs.Chandra Kariyawasam
On November in 2006 an inter-school photographic competition and an exhibition organized by the school photographic society were held from 9th of November to 11th of November, at the main hall of the school.

Invited schools for the competition were, St.Mary’s Maha Vidyalaya, Kegalu Vidyalaya, Kegalu Balika Vidyalaya, Pinnawala National School, Tholangamuwa Dadley Senanayake Central College from Kegalle District, Hilwood College in Kandy, Holy Cross Convent in Gampaha and Maliyadewa Balika Vidyalaya in Kurunegala.

The exhibition was opened by the Zonal Director of the Department of Education, Mr.R.R.Abeysinghe on 9th of November, 2006.

A logo for the society was designed by the students and the new logo and the new badge for members of the photographic society was launched at the opening ceremony of the exhibition. Below is the logo of the photographic society.

The panel of judges as follows,
- Mr. Lakvijitha Lenaduwa – Owner of Fine Image Colour Lab and Studio, Kegalle
- Mr.Susantha Kannaddara – Owner of Irish Colour Lab, Kandy
- Mr.Vijitha Wickramarathne – Lawyer and famouse photographer

The exhibition was opened from 8.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on 9th, 10th and 11th of November, 2006. Winning photographs and other selected creations were exhibited and the exhibition was a success. Many students from neighbor schools have visited and appreciated the effort of the photographic society. In the intra-competition who won the both first and second places was Sajiewika Dissanayake. The third place was won by Gihani Dissanayaka. The photograph that won the first place is below.

In the inter-school competition, in the colour photographs category the first place was won by Pabodha Hettige of Maliyadewa Balika Maha Vidyalaya Kurunegala. The second place went to Durekshi Jayasekara of Anula Vidyalaya, Colombo while the third place went to R.C. Madushani of Maliyadewa Balika Maha Vidyalaya. Here is the photograph that won the first place.

In the category of black and white photographs, both the first and second places were won by students of Maliyadewa Balika Maha Vidyalaya Kurunegala, they are Nikeshala Karunanayake and Pabodha Hettige. Below is the photograph that won the first place of this category.