Network18 to host ‘Wildlife India Forum’ lead by Better Photography Magazine

National, May 17, 2018: Network18, India’s most diversified media conglomerate will host the Wildlife India Forum lead by India's premiere photography magazine, Better Photography, in Bengaluru on 19th May, 2018. Others collaborating this initiative include Toehold, the country's most specialized travel and Photography Company, Sigma and HP. The event will see some of the world’s leading photographers take the stage to showcase award-winning images and to speak on conservation efforts.

The day-longevent is packed with a gallery viewing of some exceptional images from aroundthe world, a strong line-up of talks by esteemed professionals and a paneldiscussion on subjects like conservation efforts that must be adopted in India,essential ethics to abide by in wildlife photography, and steps enthusiasts cantake to venture into the field. The panel which will be chaired by Co-founder& CEO of Toehold, Wildlife Photographer, Jayanth Sharma, will comprise ofdistinguished individuals like Sudhir Shivaram (Wildlife Photographer &Entrepreneur), and H Sathish (President, Youth Photographics Society). 

Emphasizingthe purpose of the symposium, Editor in Chief of Better Photography magazine, KMadhavan Pillai says, “Unless we make a commitment to change, the incredibleimages brought to us by wildlife photographers will be the memories of a bygonepast, with subsequent generations viewing them, perhaps, just asdispassionately, as we do our own relics. It’s time we took a serious view onwhat we as individuals can do to conserve in our own small ways. It would bevital for the generations ahead.” 

The mainspeakers this time are Vijay Mohan Raj, Joshua Barton, and Roy Mangersnes, whowill be imparting their knowledge at the symposium. Vijay Mohan Raj, the IFSchief conservator of Forests, will be delivering the keynote speech. JoshuaBarton, an underwater photographer and one of the most well-known expeditionleaders in the world, will be talking about his personal perspectives onunderwater photography. Roy Mangersnes, who is a multiple award-winningwildlife photographer from Norway, and Toehold mentor, will be talking aboutthe artistic aspects of wildlife photography. Kalyan Varma, an internationaljurist, award-winning wildlife photographer and filmmaker, will be speaking onthe intricacies of wildlife filmmaking.

JayanthSharma, wildlife photographer, Co-founder & CEO of Toehold, who will alsobe speaking on-stage, shared some of his thoughts about the upcoming event. 

“As acompany that’s focused on photography and travel, our responsibility to alignwith the needs and demands of conservationists and environment warriors hasnever been more important than what it is now. We are happy to partner withBetter Photography to create a purpose and goal behind all the amazingadventures we are having around the world. The very wildlife we love, needs tobe showcased to the common man in a way that will inspire more and more peopleto fall in love with the natural world, which is the only way to think ofconserving them.” 

As with theprevious edition, this year too will see the unveiling of an exclusivephotobook, comprising of numerous captivating images. Once it is up forpurchase, proceeds from the sales of the book will be used to further wildlifeconservation efforts. The event will later be telecasted on CNN-News18 and onecan follow #wildlifeindiaforum to get updates of the event.

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