Photo exhibition to conserve cultural heritage
KOHIMA, AUGUST 22: Commemorating the World Photography Day, a photo exhibition titled ‘A walk into a fading heritage’ was held at The Heritage, Kohima, on August 21 and 22. The photo exhibition was organised with the main objective to preserve, protect and promote the rich cultural heritage of the North East Region.
The exhibition was organised by Donin Yeng from Dimapur, a travel photographer who is working independently under the banner of ‘Fading Heritage,’ a media production firm documenting the fading culture of North East Region by means of photography and video documentation.
Interacting with media persons, Yeng, originally from Meitei community, said he envisioned to bring the people around the world closer to North East through his photography and video documentation of the rich cultural diversities of the North East. He said his interest in photography has taken him to Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and other north eastern states. In Nagaland, he has visited Mon, Peren, Mokokchung, Phek, Sakrabama etc.
Emphasizing on the need to protect and preserve the rich and unique cultural heritage of the North Eastern Region, which are slowly diminishing due to various factors, Yeng said photography is a great tool to record our roots, which can also be used for references for the future generation.
He expressed hope that through his photography the people in general will be enriched by the rich cultural heritage of the NE Region.