Kolkata is essentially a city of old traditions and the undying old world charm but with the rapidly developing and evolving structure of the city, those old precincts that the people of Bengal have always been so proud of can be seen fading away at lightning speed and Mr. Gautam Das Sharma who is a banker by profession and a photographer by passion has tried to hold on to the grains of the slipping sand of memories with his camera which was recently exhibited for the people of Kolkata as a part of the exhibition Sight to Insight : A Colonial Legacy.
The exhibition Sight to Insight which was organized with Sholoana Bangaliana as the web partners was an effort to bring to life the forgotten lanes of some parts of Bengal which at one point in history had helped in shaping the future of this great land. Right from dilapidated palaces to old synagogues to the banks of the river Hoogly, Sight to Insight had it all for the people of Kolkata from January 31 to February 2.
The exhibition which was inaugurated by the gorgeous Tollywood actress Sayani Dutta and veteran Photo Journalist Mr. Sunil Dutta garnered a lot of appreciation from the assembled guests. Mr. Gautam Das Sharma and his team’s photographs have also been archived in the website teamshutterlock.com which was also ceremonially launched on the day of the exhibition’s inauguration by the team of new Bengali Film Manihara that has Sohini Sarkar as the leading leady.
The new Bengali Movie Manihara is a mystery thriller which is based on the basic instinct of looking at things in a different light due to which the team could so well relate to the exhibition Sight to Insight which is also about looking at the everyday things in a different light.
While the Colonial Legacy was just the beginning, many more such exhibitions are about to be organized soon.