Remex Ghana restricted has introduced the maiden version of the Grand Pixels Pictures awards and exhibitions slated for seventh December 2019.
Grand Pixels, established to acknowledge and honour excellent photographers in Ghana will rejoice the dedication and contributions photographers have made to the event of the nation.
The Undertaking lead, Dyck Antwi Kesse described the awards because the quintessential platform to rejoice the very individuals whose effort put Ghana on the historical past map and regularly enhances its picture via the artwork of pictures.
“The awards are about more than accolades, plaques or wins. They are a celebration of photography in Ghana as a whole – its triumphs, progress, and the critical role it plays for businesses and for national and cultural projection,” he mentioned.
In accordance with him, the photographers everywhere in the world have advanced from simply taking images to changing into a number of the strongest individuals round. He defined that pictures has now moved from the “dark room” to an expanse subject of narrating shifting tales in society.
Mr Antwi Kesse pressured that the inventive dedication of photographers and the expertise they accumulate has formed and pushed the current image Ghana enjoys on the planet.
“It is for this reason that the most deserving photographers will be honoured. Not just for their ingenuity and hard work but perseverance towards advertising Ghana to the world” he emphasised.
The awards will provoke an all-encompassing venture that may embrace academic workshops for novice photographers and filmmakers. The workshop may also be a possibility for famend consultants within the subject to share their data and expertise with novice photographers and people who want to construct a profession within the pictures occupation.
The Awards Coordinator, Derrick Edwards, mentioned pictures as an artwork has cultural dimensions which embody numerous features of life that reinforces individuals’s appreciation of life and promotes a way of unity and friendship.
Whereas commending the Ministry of Tourism, Tradition and Artistic Arts for its effort to uplift Ghana’s picture via its numerous programmes that strives to advertise Ghana’s cultural heritage and historic monuments to the remainder of the world, he urged the Ministry to take a crucial take a look at the pictures business and institute measures that may defend indigenous pictures and filmworks.
“A lot has been accomplished by our forebears and it’s up to us to protect and sustain the rich information they’ve gathered through photography”, he mentioned.
The evening may also function a Lifetime Achievement honour awarded to James Barnor, the primary Ghanaian photographer to supply color pictures.
Grand Pixels is introduced in partnership with the Affiliation of Skilled Photographers. The President of the Affiliation of Skilled Photographers Ghana (APPG), Steve Ababio, recommended the organisers for arising with the pictures award initiative.
He mentioned celebrating the artwork of pictures in Ghana was lengthy overdue and expressed pleasure on the super worth it’ll add to the pictures business.
He added that the arduous work of photographers mirror the profound impression the occupation has on nationwide growth and lots of different features of life throughout the nation.
The Grand Pixels Pictures Awards and Exhibition is an initiative of Remex Ghana Restricted, an Accra primarily based Digital Media, Communications and Occasions Company.