Photography Club of Assam
Photography Club of Assam popularly, known as PCA was founded on the 8th of April 2012 by a group of photographers from different parts of Assam, India. Initially, it started as a social media community on Facebook but was later registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1960 with its Head Office and Registered Office at Banipur, Dibrugarh. In due course, PCA got affiliated to the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and Federation of Indian Photography (FIP). The club shifted its Head Office from Dibrugarh to Guwahati in 2013-14. Currently, it is located at House No. 2, Bye Lane 2, Jayanagar, Guwahati – 781022.
With a vision of “Paradise to be Protected”, “Time to be Preserved” and “Beauty of Life to be Promoted”, PCA has become popular among photographers and the public in general within no time. At present, there are more than 110000 online members, of which 1200+ registered and 200+ life members from all around the country and abroad.
PCA started its journey of winning various National and International photography contests approved by PSA and FIP, namely the 3rd Best Club Award in the Federation of Indian Photography (FIP) Interclub Contest in 2015, Best Club Award in Indian Golden Digital Circuit in 2016, among more than 50 participating countries. In EMPA International Salon, 2017, PCA got the Best Club Award. During the last few years, more than 500 awards and distinctions have been achieved by individual PCA members from FIP, PSA, GPU, etc.
In its Member Engagement Program, PCA runs different photography contests such as the Fortnightly Theme Contest, PCA Photographer of the Year Contest, Photo of the Day monthly award, etc., besides organizing year-round Photowalks (mentored) for its registered members along with workshop covering various aspects of photography.
POHOR, the Annual Photography Exhibition of Photography Club of Assam
POHOR (which means Light), the annual photography exhibition of PCA, first came into being in the same year 2013 at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra, Guwahati. It showcases outstanding photographs of its members from all around the world. With photography workshops, group discussions, motivational programs, etc., the exhibition turns into an annual festival of photography.
In 2020 due to the pandemic situation created by the COVID-19, PCA decided to add a new dimension to its annual photography exhibition by presenting this web portal along with photographyclubofassam.org to its members for displaying their talents to the world.
PCA is hopeful to continue with the journey of POHOR both in digital and print form in the near future with lots of new and exciting additions to its format.