In year 2001, to immortalize the memory of Bird Watcher Salim Ali, the greatest Indian Naturalist of modern time, SAM International Salon (Slides & Prints in Nature & Wildlife) was initiated as an ‘Annual Event’.
The aesthetics of Photography is a matter that continues to be discussed regularly, especially in artistic circles. Many artists argued that Photography was the mechanical reproduction of an image. If photography is authentically art, than Photography in the context of art would need redefinition, such as determining what component of a Photographs makes it beautiful to the viewer.
In year 2005, due to vast popularity, SAM International Salon (Only Slides in Nature & Wildlife) has become a circuit of six salons extending opportunities to the exhibitors at meagre cost. Numerous participants from India and abroad are participating regularly in this event, opening and sharing new ideas.
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY ASSOCIATION OF INDIA is a MEMBER OF PSA (PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA) as well as registered in ILFIAP Club in FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique).
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY ASSOCIATION OF INDIA is also in process of Introducing new photography clubs from various parts of India.
Photography is one of the new media forms that changes perception and structure of society. Photography is a life but captured in frames, through different angles, shapes, colors to depict creativity to the world of lenses. I am happy that more and more camera-artists are coming forward to produce good images which have become valuable assets of SAM CIRCUIT in which ‘Digital’ alteration is strictly prohibited. This aspect is kept in mind by the Judges while selecting Photographs for various awards and acceptances.
(HONORARY GENERAL SECRETARY)
APSA, MPSA, AFIAP, Hon. FBSPA, Hon. FICS, Hon. EFMPA, Hon. PESGSPC, Hon. FSWAN,
SPSA, ESUSPA, AIIPC, IIPC URANIUM, Hon.WPG, Hon. EFMPA, Hon. EUSPSA, Hon. FISF, Hon. FWPG