Sep 29, 2020

'Thè Kahata' comes to Colombo (Pics)

'Thè Kahata', a unique photography exhibition of photographs by youth of the upcountry plantation sector, was held at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo last weekend.

The Colombo chapter was a part of a series of photography exhibitions which portrayed 100 photos of a selected group of upcountry youth.

40 skilled youth from Hollyrood and Logy estates representing the Nuwaraeliya District, and from Etampitiya and Uva Highland estates representing the Badulla District, were given the necessary technical skills and empowered to capture the livelihoods of their communities through their own lenses, by themselves.

The youth were given opportunity to receive technical knowledge and understanding in photography as well as to explore their skills and talent through a series of workshops organised by CPA and the Uwa Shakthi Foundation, in partnership with Strengthening Reconciliation Processes in Sri Lanka (SRP), a programme co-financed by the European Union and German Federal Foreign Office.

Technical and practical knowledge was provided under the guidance of professional photographers Ajith Seneviratne and Nadishka Ranasinghe.

In addition, a dialogue on the lives of the estate communities was also initiated at the premises while certificates were awarded to the participating youth.

(Pics : Shanika Jayasekara)