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2023: Northern photographers celebrate world photography day in Kano

Photographers especially the younger generation have been challenged to focus on capturing authenticity through natural photography, rather than relying heavily on editing techniques.

A renowned photographer with over three decades of experience, Sani Maikatanga, gave the advice on Saturday in Kano at an occasion marking world photography day organized by Kano State Professional Photographers Association of Nigeria, and the Northern Photographers  Association Kano branch.

SOLACEBASE reports that World Photography Day is marked every August 19 to commemorate the process of capturing moments and emotions.

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The day is designed to bridge the gap between photographers and photo lovers worldwide.

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He expressed joy at the gathering’s ability to unite Kano’s photographers, fostering connections and camaraderie.

Maikatanga also took the opportunity to congratulate the Minister-designate for Art, Culture, and Creative Industry ministry, Hannatu Musawa while assuring of the association’s commitment to supporting her success.

He said photography is the only universal language of images that transcends cultural and national boundaries”


Also, Isa Muhammad Salisu, the personal assistant to Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State expressed satisfaction witnessing photographers unity under one banner, emphasizing his unwavering support for the community.

Another veteran photographer, Abdulwahab Sa’id Ahmad, in his address, underscored the power of unity as a cornerstone of success, urging photographers to collaborate wholeheartedly for the advancement of the association and the profession.

CEO Tubless Media Concept in his remark emphasized the significance of cooperation as a key to development, he also encouraged the governor’s aide on photography to carry everybody along and inspire them just like his predecessor, Aminu Dahiru.

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Prominent female photographer Firdausi Hadi Ibrahim passionately urged women to venture into the field, championing their potential contributions.

The event attracted dignitaries, including high-ranking government officials such as Salisu Kosawa, the Social Media Aide to the Kano State Governor, and Hajiya Zulaihat Yusuf Aji, the Governor’s Aide on Radio and Television.

Renowned photographers Nasiru Rabiu Tubless, Sir MK Photography, and Majeeda Photography were also in attendance.

During the event, accolades were bestowed on individuals who made exceptional contributions to the field. Aminu Dahiru, Aide to former Kano State Governor during Abdullahi Ganduje’s tenure, received appreciation for his unwavering support to photography and photographers in Kano.

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The roots of World Photography Day extend back to the year 1839 when British scientist Sir John Herschel coined the term “photography” from the Greek words “phos” (light) and “graph” (drawing).

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