ed-kashii.jpgVisiting American author, film-maker and photographer, Ed Kashi, says photography is an art form that should be valued the world over just like any other artistic genre.

Kashi is in the country for a photography exhibition currently underway at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

Kashi, who jetted into the country this week, said he has been impressed by the works of local photographers and students who are taking part in the workshops and exhibitions.

The month-long exhibition highlights the powerful role of photography in telling the stories of the people in a society. The images being exhibited are drawn from Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

National Gallery of Zimbabwe Public Relations Officer, Rutendo Mutadzapasi, says having a renowned photographer such as Kashi attending the exhibition is an honour.

Visual story telling all over the world plays a unique role in affording photographers to tell a story through the camera.

Basic training on photography such as fine art photography will also be unveiled to arts students at various colleges.

Fine art photography refers to photographs that are created in accordance with the creative vision of the photographer.