MUMBAI: This season, photography will take a competitive turn as India’s top 10 amateur photographers fight it out for one of the most coveted opportunities for a photographer - to be featured on the cover of National Geographic TravellerIndia magazine! Bringing back its successful mission series, National Geographic Channel is set to challenge young amateur photographers from across the country to embark on a journey of their lifetime on Nat GeoCovershot: Mission North East. Set in the serene North East, the show will bring out the competitive best of these young guns and make them do whatever it takes to click that perfect shot. Bringing together a compelling combination of breathtaking views, survival instincts, edgy photography along with a sharp strategy, the show premiers on April 26th and will air every Saturday at 10 pm on National Geographic Channel.
Mentoring and judging the second season of Nat Geo Covershot will be two esteemed personalities – award winning photographer Lana Slezic and actor producer Rajiv Lakshman. With expertise in skill and psychology, the two judges will present a series of tasks for the contestants, urging them to bring out their best shot this season. Hostess Shibani Dandekar will accompany these aspiring photographers in this life changing journey in the magnificent locales of North East India.
Talking about Nat Geo Covershot: Mission North East, Debarpita Banerjee, Vice President, Marketing and Communication,NGC Networks and FOX International Channels, said, “Whoever thinks of photography as just a passive hobby is in for a great surprise this season. Nat Geo Covershot: Mission North East brings back the grandiose of Nat Geo photography and couples it with passion of these young photographers to create an edgy viewing experience. This season will bring out the competitive spirit that our youth embodyand our expert panel will help them channelize it with a compelling strategy to get that perfect shot.”
Manas Mohan, Publishing Director, National Geographic magazines in India, shared, “Associating with National Geographic Channel for their Mission Covershot is an extension of our belief of encouraging young talent while capturing the best images highlighting the beauty of India. We are confident that the opportunity of featuring on the NGTI cover will motivate the participants to give their best shot!”
On being part of the series, actor and producer Rajiv Lakshmansaid, “It’s immensely exciting to be part of the Nat Geo family that boasts of such an aspirational and respectable legacy. For a show like Nat Geo Covershot: Mission North East, which promises to bring the best of the amateur talent we have in photography, no other platform could have been better. My role in the show will beto nurture the creative disposition of the 10 photographers and bring out their competitive best besides adding more personality to their work. I am sure the viewers will have a great ride against the beautiful backdrop of North Eastern India.”
Get click happy as Nat GeoCovershot: Mission North East premiers on April 26th, every Saturday at 10 pm on National Geographic Channel.