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    Introducing a treasure hunt from a photo sharing platform, that requires a camera and a sense of humour.

    IF YOUR photographs speak stories, they could win you a prize. As part of the activities organised around the first edition of the Chennai Photo Biennale (today to March 13) is a photo treasure hunt, calling both camera and mobile phone photographers to submit storyboards using pictures.
    “Anyone registering for the hunt is given a set of 10 clues about what to click pictures of. The idea behind these clues is to cover the essence of the city,” explains Shefalii Dadabhoy, one of the founders of Photo Concierge, which is organising the Namma Chennai treasure hunt. The digital photo sharing platform, less than a month old, is based out of Bangalore and brings together photographers and buyers.
    The Namma Chennai photo treasure hunt has six sets of clues in all, one of which is randomly allocated to participants. “At the end of the hunt, the participant will be able to make a photo storyboard out of his photographs. The clues have been designed that way. We’re looking for not just photos but the storyboards as a whole that the participant is able to create,” explains the 42-year-old photographer.
    The topics have some fun clues, like seeking pictures of creepy dolls you would want to photograph and forget, and people fishing in a public fountain. This apart from entries in architecture, culture, abstract photography. And what’s any photo event on Chennai without paying homage to its autos, kolams, coffee and beach!
    Best mobile phone entry will win Rs 5,000, and the best camera entry, Rs 10,000. Last day for entries is February 29.
    Details: photoconcierge.com

    —Sharadha Narayanan

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