It has become a tradition where every organization of the Sanur Village Festival (SVF) is always graced with photo competition and exhibition. For the eighth SVF this year, 35 photographers displayed their beauty snapshots. In harmony with the theme namely the Segara Giri Landscape, almost all the photographs featured the sea (segara) and the mountain (giri) throughout Bali.
Some photos highlighted the morning atmosphere of mountains or crimson hues of sunset on the beach. Essentially, the photo images were printed in borderless hot press canvas system at the Niti Mandala Digital Print. Meanwhile, the exhibition took place on September 22 to October 10, 2013.
The exhibitors were selected through an open curatorial process by sending photos to Facebook group. All the photos selected through the process prioritized the quality, difficulty level of shooting, basic idea and diversity of theme.
According to the Chairman of the SVF, Ida Bagus Sidharta Putra, his party attempted to make the exhibition a tradition so that it could promote the popularity of photography in Bali, as one of the creative economy being developed in Indonesia.
“We are providing a medium and mapping the potential of photographers Bali, so that it can easily have an access to the thriving photography business, especially in the tourism industry,” said the Sanur community leader.
On that account, this Chairman of the Sanur Development Foundation (YPS) said the exhibition would continue to improve so that it could make the Bali photographers not only a host in the region itself, but could also have international quality. By that way, they would be easier to explore the globe and work as an international professional photographer. (BTN/015)