My Dear Friends,
On this founding day of Goa-CAP, 8th January, I wish you all a very Happy and Successful New Year! I also take this opportunity to thank you for your wonderful support and contribution to realize our dream.
2014 gave us a lot of surprises most of which have been challenging. We encountered them with courage and learnt all along the way to reach 2015.
We lost the physical space and started functioning in makeshift places around India. We thought that we could re-open in December but it could not happen. We are determined to make it into a functional place this year. We had a highly successful ‘Wanted Series’ event which happened in multiple cities around India.
Towards end of the year, we got a huge surprise of Kodak donating its entire cine lab to Goa-CAP. Now we are proud custodians of one of the finest labs in the world which we have renamed as “The Celluloid Project”.
This sets us the roadmap for this year, 2015.
2015, is the year of Photo festivals, 4 photo festivals are lined-up, and again millions and millions of images will be produced, exhibited and consumed every day, week and month.
We brainstormed on the current scenario and we have decided to dedicate this year to “Ethics in Photography”. Towards this we have created a computer supported, conversations and learning tool, developed primarily for photographers, artists, educators, researchers and common public. You can access this website at www.ethicsmonitor.org
We welcome you all to be a part of this project and also request you to send in your suggestions and recommendations so we all can work towards making art of photography an enjoyable and purposeful experience
“Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world – to do away with national barriers – to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to everyone’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite!” – Charlie Chaplin