Udupi: “Having a camera does not make you a photographer but dedication and perseverance towards composing pictures makes you a photographer,” said veteran journalist A Ishwarayya. He was speaking after being honoured by the Working Journalists Association in a programme organised to celebrate World Photography Day on August 26.
The social cause of journalism is being ruined after the emergence of corporate journalism. Competition among media organisations often challenges approach of media organisations towards educating society. Negative journalism has replaced positive journalism. No one is interested to read positive reports; rather they are only fascinated to read negative reports. Constructive journalism that uses actual facts seems to be suppressed by newspaper organisations.
A photographer has to be creative and should be aware of his task. Photographs emotionally touch readers and help them in forming their opinion. Today, television media has forgotten the essence of its functioning, he added.
Ganapathi Bhat J.B, a senior news photographer, was also felicitated. Jayakar Suvarna, President of WJA, delivered the keynote address.
Ganesh Prasad Pandelu, General Secretary of WJA, welcomed the gathering. Chetan Padubidri, Convenor of Press Club Udupi, delivered the vote of thanks. Rakesh Kunjoor compered the programme.
District Information Officer Rohini K., H.K Hejamady, Rajesh Shetty, Nazeer Polya and others were present.