ISPPAN Marks 2022 World Photography Day


The Imo State Chapter of Professional Photographers Association of Nigeria (ISSPAN) has marked the 2022 World Photography Day.

Speaking at the event at Bongo Square, Owerri, the ISPPAN chairman, Onyeahialam Chibueze Lovers, highlighted the significance and importance of the celebration.

Onyeahialam noted that World Photography Day is an event celebrated on 19th August annually to appreciate and celebrate the art, science and craft of Photography all over the world.

He pointed out that the 2022 edition with the theme ”Pandemic Lockdown through the lens”, underscores the significance and importance of the lens, amidst pandemic lockdown, in the present day documentation of events and human history.

According to him, the art of Photography which used to be seen as a vocation or casual undertaking, has become a professional engagement for accuracy and illustration in the documentation of history.

Onyeahialam hinted that the need for professionalism in handling modern day cameras, necessitated the formation of ISPPAN which comprises photographers and videographers in the state for improved service delivery.

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The event which started with a road show through the streets of Owerri, to sensitise the public also featured lecture series and presentation of awards to some outstanding persons who have distinguished themselves not only in community service but also the art and science of photography.

While the first lecture on the origin and history of the annual event was delivered by Lambert Ojukwu, publisher of the Nigerian Newspoint Newspaper, the second lecture on drug abuse, was handled by the Public Relations Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) Imo State Command, Lamuah Shehu.

Some of the award recipients include Chief Lambert Ojukwu as an outstanding resource person and Hon. Chinaedu Asimonye, the proprietor of DUMEC Photo Lab Owerri, who received the Best Packaged Photo Lab Award.

Also, Hon. Chima Ebenezer Christopher of the Legends Media Studio, Owerri, received the Best Photo Graphics Designer Award.

In their separate remarks, Chinaedu Asimonye and Chima Ebenezer Christopher, expressed gratitude to the leadership of the association for honouring them with the awards.


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They promised to sustain their support for the leadership of the association and continue to encourage young photographers.


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