The Prime Minister Dr. Abdullah Hamdouk has appreciated the role that photographers play in society, describing them as the window through which the world sees Sudan, pointing out that the image is part of making history, and the most important way to immortalize the struggle and aesthetic experience of peoples for future generations to see and develop, stressing the pioneering roles they have provided throughout our recent history.
This came during his meeting today, with a group of Sudanese photographers. The meeting dealt with the process of photographic work through historical eras, the importance of the archiving process, and the relationship between the development of the tourism and photography sector, and this proposed how to strengthen the relationship between the various government institutions and photographers, especially since this is a New era that requires a different pattern in the nature of the relationship between the paparazzi community and the state bodies, also he indicated to their relationship with the regular forces
In this direction, it was agreed to continue and expand the meetings in a way that serves that goal, such as the necessity of providing information and facilitating access to it, and the importance of reproducing the image of Sudan in all its beauty and diversity and presenting it to the Sudanese first before the rest of the world. His Excellency also called on them to pay attention to showing the aesthetics of Sudan and the Sudanese agricultural and industrial products
The discussion also touched on the need to organize them through bodies that express and push their problems and causes. A members of the group pointed out the great impact of the multi-faceted US sanctions on them, in terms of the quality of photographic equipment, and the high prices for the academic material not available to them because of the sanctions, and the meeting discussed It is also necessary to pay attention to the training process by opening more channels of communication with the Ministry of Culture and Information and the rest of the state institutions, as well as supporting the issues of the photographers community.