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OPENING PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXHIBITION FROM INDIA

The International Association "Euro Foto Art" (AIEFA), - the only organization in the world with the status of Regional Member of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), - collaborates with 60 Partner Organizations from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The purpose of these collaborations is to promote the establishment of partner organizations around the world. In this context, AIEFA prepared in partnership with the Oradea City Museum - Cultural Complex and the Photography Institute "Bengal" from Kalkutta (India), a new photographic art exhibition from India, organized under the auspices of the Embassy of India in Romania and under the auspices of FIAP. This time, on the picture rails of the “Euro Foto Art” Gallery, the FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania (the 17th in the World!), located on the premises of the Museum, 72 black and white as well as color photographs are exhibited, pictures of a high artistic value, made by to the members of the “Bengal” Institute of Photography from Kalkutta (India), a partner organization of AIEFA and its students. The photos were taken by:  Suparna Acharya, Rituparna Bhattacharya, Sanjoy Bhattacharya,  Suman Banerjee, Subrata Prasanna Banerjee, Anirban Basu, Dipankar Chakraborty, Devi prasad Chandra Sayani Chowdhury, Aniruddha Das, Soham Dasgupta, Sutirtha Gayen, Sutap Goswami, Aebasish Guha, Samir Kumar Datta,  Subasis Datta, Subhajit Dey, Sagarika Dutta, Mritunjoy Mahanta, Sovana Mohapatra, Abhishek Mondal, ShayanMondal, Atish Mukherjee, Debashish Mukherjee, Santanu Mukherjee, Pinaki Mukherjee, Surajit Mukherjee, Pritam Naskar, Arnab Ray,Amaresh Rakshit, Arnit Subhra Roychowdhury, Anup Saha, Neha Sharma, Mahua Sarkar, Abhirup Sen, Satarupa Sen, Priyanka Sil. The opening ceremony of the exhibition took place on Friday, June 4th, 2021, at 15:00 hours, in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Rahul Shrivastava, the Ambassador of India to Romania, who honored the invitation made by Stefan Tóth István AFIAP, President of AIEFA. He traveled especially to Oradea, in order to participate in this exceptional exhibition event. The audience was greeted by the photographer Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, who appreciated the good collaboration relations with the “Bengal” Institute of Photographyfrom Kalkutta and the special artistic level of the exhibits. The Deputy Director of the Museum, Dr. Ioan Ciorbea, emphasized in his speech that “India, although far away, is linked to Oradea since the 17th century, when a 40-day fair was held in Oradea and merchants from distant India were also present, therefore making the relation between the two spaces still close”. Ms. Bíró Rózália, President of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, appreciated the cultural-artistic and diplomatic role of the “Euro Foto Art” Gallery, FIAP Exhibition Center, Oradea - Romania, which for several decades has become a true Cultural Embassy of Oradea, Bihor County, as well as Romania worldwide, and its leader Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP - its “cultural ambassador”. His Excellency Mr. Rahul Shrivastava, Ambassador of India to Romania, stressed the importance of bilateral cultural events and thanked the photographer Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP for the initiative of this project and for the effort made to organize it. The opening was broadcasted online: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAsociatieInternationala/ , and was followed by over 1150 visitors from around the world, until the date writing of the present article. Dozens of photographers from Kalkutta sent their messages of appreciation regarding the exhibition in Oradea and their friendly congratulations. The musical moments were offered by the representative of the Chamber Group "Duo Varadiensis" from Oradea, the artist Thurzó Sándor József, who performed five violin pieces from the Indian repertoire: "Indian Anthem" and "One Heart" by A.R. Rahman¸ “The Fire in the City of Poroshmoni” by R. Tagore, “I Still Want You” by Mithoon and “Sare Jahan Se Acha” by Suhale Mazoor. The exhibition entitled "LensVision" organized in partnership with the International Association "Euro Foto Art", Oradea City Museum - Cultural Complex and the Photography Institute "Bengal" in Kalkutta (India), will remain available to the visiting public until 06.07. 2021, from Tuesday to Sunday between 10:00 and 18:00. The images can also be admired on the Association's website: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/fiap-exhibition-center-oradea/ . The exhibition is to be opened on August 15, 2021, the National Day of India, through the goodwill of Bíró Rózália, Chair of the Foreign Policy Committee from the Romanian Chamber of Deputies

Opening Photographic Art Exhibition From India - June 2021