Founded on July 9, 2010 Jaipur Photographers’ Club (JPC) is a Group of Photography enthusiasts in Jaipur. The Club is open for all those who have inclination towards photography. The Club conducts Photo Walks, Workshops, Exhibitions, Photo Contests and covers relevant events and helps in social causes. The club was founded by Anil Khubani who belongs to Jaipur and is a Professional Photographer & a Film Maker.
The Purpose of the club is to give an Organised platform to all the photographers.
In a short span of 11 years the club has established itself as one of the pioneer club which promotes photography and photographers per se. The club has been conducting regular activities since last 11 years. As of today the club has more than 500 active members and a social media presence of at least 25000.
Just a brief of some of the activities conducted by the Club in the last 11 years
8 Annual Photo Exhibitions displaying more than 150 Photographs in each form across India as well as overseas conducted successfully in the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.
JPC Awards were introduced in 2015 . More than 50 Awards were given in different categories for which the photo competitions were organised. The awards were also given to the persons promoting photography. Awards were also given to Photo Journalists for their contribution in the field of photography. The Awards also witnessed some cultural performances from the members of the club itself. JPC Awards functions have been successfully organised in the years 2015, 2016 & 2017.
JPC Learning Centre was established in the year 2015 with an idea to share photography knowledge and skills with the young and upcoming photographers in Jaipur. Learning Sessions are conducted once a month at the Learning Centre.
JPC also launched its Annual Desktop Calendar in print in the year 2015 and since then it has been an annual feature. 7 Annual Calendars have been published since 2015.
Every year more than 500 copies of calendars are distributed across India and some have gone overseas also.
JPC’s Shooting Star Coffee Table Book Concept was launched in the year 2013, wherein the photographers are free to choose any of the subject and work on the same for a few months and than publish a Joint as well as Individual Coffee Table Book. Shooting Stars Coffee Table Books have been launched in the year 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019. Till now almost 25 different photographers with different themes have participated and completed the projects.
Since it’s inception JPC has conducted more than 150 Photo Walks in Jaipur as well as outside Jaipur as well. At least 15-20 Members are present in each walk. More than 50 Photo Contests and more than 25 Photo Workshops have been conducted in the last 11 years. The Club has a huge base with more than 10000 fans on its facebook page and more than 8000 members in the facebook group.
The club has receives excellent media coverage of all the events conducted.