Atelier 66 Society for Art and Culture inaugurated their Annual Photography Exhibition today, a five day exhibition starting from 16th August 2018 to 20th August 2018. The exhibition was inaugurated by Agnimitra Paul, Noted Fashion Designer, Mr Biswatosh Sengupta, Secretary, Dumdum Photography Association and Mr Tarapada Banerjee, Eminent Photojournalist. The major highlight of the exhibition would be the multimedia presentation by the photographers.
This exhibition titled ‘City of Joy’ is held every year to mark World Photography Day and also to promote art and rediscover Kolkata in a different light. The exhibition showcasing 142 unique photographs is being held at ‘Boi-Chitra’ Art Gallery, 2nd Floor, Coffee House, College Street from 4 PM – 7:30 PM.
The exhibition witnessed works of eminent photojournalists, Mr Jayanta Shaw and Mr Amit Datta, who also were the mentors to the younger participating photographers. The other photographers whose works adorned the walls of the Coffee House for this exhibition are Mr Anjan Sarkar, Mr Avijit Roy, Mr Ashim Paul, Ms Arpita Dey, Mr Ankit Dutta and Mr Satyajit Shaw.
The exhibition this year showcased interesting and different type of themes reflecting the myriad hues of the city. Jayanta Shaw has portrayed the beauty of monsoon season in Kolkata. A series of photographs represent the city of Joy welcome monsoon in their own way. Amit Datta showcased the 18th century heritage construction, Writers Building. Anjan Sarkar being born and brought up at Baghbazar area of North Kolkata, has spent hours at the riverbanks with his camera. He has portrayed the stories of the bank Hooghly River, people and their activities.
Ashim Paul is working for long on the old age people of city. Through his lens, he has captured their wrinkled faces, their eyes, skin which tells us a year old story. Arpita Dey has portrayed her ancient house and family members’ in ‘My Ancestral house’, it showcase a traditional Bengali family’s lifestyle and culture. Satyajit Shaw has captured a family day out of Kolkata’s Kabliwala’s in Maidan. The series of photographs shows the family gathering, dance during their traditional festive celebration. Last but not least Ankit Dutta through his photography has shown different expressions of feminine power, with his photography he has documented life stories of people.
The exhibition promises to be a delight for both professional and amateur photographers and photo lovers of Kolkata.
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