The ITP Network Celebrate World Photography 2022!
Today is World Photography Day!
World Photography Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science and history of photography with the aim of inspiring positive change across the world, connecting people and raising awareness through the use of photography.
We put out a call to the ITP network to join us in celebrating World Photography Day by sending us photos to share on our social media pages. We asked these photos to relate to the theme of community.
Throughout the day will have been sharing ITP fellow’s submissions on our different social media pages. We have put all of the ITP network’s submissions in the blog, and you can explore them all below!
Education Promoting Officer, Colombo National Museum
Ancient Flags and Banners
The Colombo National Museum, Sri Lanka is in the possession of a fairly large collection of Ancient Flags and Banners of Ancient Lanka, which mostly represent district Banners. It appears that the motifs used were those of wild animal figures popularly found in the respective Districts (Boar, Leopard, Fowl, etc).
The banners of religious significance. However, carry iconographic symbol such as the vehicles of Hindu divinities, eg the peacock of the god Katharagama (Skanda of the Hindu pantheon).
Two cock – birds shown facing each other in readiness to fight. The flag displaying cock-bird is considered to be the emblem of the war God Karthikeya (Mahasena or Katharagama) 18th century.
Project Curator, Directorate of Museums, Government of Assam
This image is a depiction of women of generations during a religious affair called ‘Naam’ in one of the Namghars of Assam.
Naam is a Vaishnavite scriptures of verses praising the Lord Krishna. Here all of us are wearing our traditional attire Mekhala Chador to extend our prayers to Lord Krishna.
A spread of offerings/Prasad during Ganesh Chaturthi, most awaited festival celebrated by the Hindus. It marks the birth of Lord Ganesha, the elephant headed God.
Community Engagement Officer, Ministry of Antiquities
Al- Marmah..Horse )= Horse spears – Luxor city.
The spear has a special place in the villages of upper Egypt, where the people of these villages and visitors gather for this a great occasion that host thousands of spear-lovers.
Jacob Nii Marley
Technical Assistant, Leventis Digital Resource Centre for African Studies, University of Ghana
Traveling from the hinterlands to major cities in Ghana, people from nearby villages often market their farm products by the road side. It is common to see many tents dotted along the road. They serve as shelter during rainy and very sunny days. What I like the most about them is that their products are usually fresh and organic, yet, they cost cheaper than you can find in the cities.
Ma. Yohana Frias
Media Production Specialist II, National Museum of the Philippines
Rope of Faith
The Feast of the Black Nazarene in the Philippines is known for the traslacion every 9th of January, where barefoot devotees would join a day-long procession in Manila hauling the carriage bearing the image of Jesus Christ carrying the cross.
The rope used to pull the carriage is a concrete link between the faithful and the Nazarene – being able to touch it is considered both a blessing and a responsibility. Read more: https://bit.ly/3A5DSLU
PhD Scholar, University of Delhi
ITP 2012, Senior Fellow 2015
Title: Room for Two
Place: Arambol, Goa, India.
Head of Archive Section, Egyptian Museum
Glass negative: Boulaq Museum gallery
Émile Béchard, c.1872
216 Intérieur du Musée
Gallery the Boulaq Museum, the second museum to house pharaonic antiquities. Many of the showcases and the pieces of furniture are still used in the Egyptian Museum, which opened in 1902.
This photograph resembles those in the Album du Musée de Boulaq also displayed here, but was interestingly never published.
Glass negative: The original façade of the Egyptian Museum AEMC2148
The Egyptian Museum Cairo, c.1902
View of the façade of the Egyptian Museum from the garden. The open arcades, in which objects were displayed, were later closed in and used as shops and offices.
Senior Manager, Exhibitions and Collections, Ayala Museum
The Power of Museums: Portraits of ACD (Arts and Culture Division), Ayala Museum.
University of Tehran
I chose the Bazaar in Isfahan for this year’s World Photography Day about community. Because bazaar is the place where traditions, practices, religion, costumes, and values come all in one place. It represents diversity in the form of unity in every corner of it.
Coordinator and Training Manager, National Museums of Kenya
ITP Fellow 2012
To me my community is my place of work, a training institute of the National Museums of Kenya where we do heritage training as well as technical training for the youths. The photo is our 2022 class where we teach youths, male and female, on Fashion design and Tailoring. When they finish the training, the youths will mostly be self employed, developing clothes and new fashion trends. This is my community, where we are together teaching and learning in an joyful and conducive environment.
Norhan Hassan Salem
Registrar, Museum Educator & Cultural Events Coordinator, The Egyptian Museum
“The first visit of my Nephew Hamoody to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and a museum in general, he is 3 years old. I saw him admire the personal statues dating back to the old kingdom in the new display after the recent transformation. He was very engaged and interacted with the new exhibition asking to identify new thing and aspect of the life out of his usual small community for the first time.”
Brighton is an artist, creative community which is even reflected in the city streets and its rows and rows of colourful houses.
I love going to watch the football team I support, Arsenal FC. I love the whole day of going to a football match: travelling to the stadium, buying a programme, watching the match with all the other fans in the stadium. The sense of community is always strong amongst the fans, even when we lose!