Eminent photographer Raghu Rai will inaugurate Kerala Press Academy’s three-day course on ‘Photo Journalism in the Digital Era’ on Thursday in Kochi. The Padmashree award winner and three time judge of the UNESCO’s international Photo Contest will speak on ‘Capturing life and times’.
Rai has produced more than 25 books during his coverage of India. His documentary project on the chemical disaster in Bhopal resulted in the book, ‘Exposure: Portrait of a Corporate Crime’ and exhibitions that toured India Europe, America, and other Southeast Asian countries.
The other sessions of the course on Thursday will be on ‘Impact of new Technologies in Photojournalism’ and ‘Marketing your products - Web e-commerce outlets’. In the coming days, there will be sessions on ‘Multimedia and new media: the next wave’, ‘Challenges for Today's Photojournalist’, ‘Events and Experiences’, ‘Photo editing for better impact’, ‘Photojournalism; legal Aspects’, ‘Modern Tools and Technologies for news photographers- the hardware part’ and ‘Modern Tools and Technologies for news photographers- the software part’.
The sessions will be led by Anand Parthasarathy, Rajan Poduval, P Musthafa, V S Shine, Francis Pereira, Josekutty Panakkal and Feroze Babu. Registrations for the event will begin by 9.30 am at the Presidency hotel.