Finding A Firm Footing in Photography
By Ayesha Singh
Published: 09th Feb 2014 09:16:06 AM
He clicks all day long. Sometimes for prolonged hours, without breaks. Photographer Jasminder Oberoi, who presents his latest exhibition, IndiaKliks, an initiative of Light Chasers Photography Pvt. Ltd., as the curator, sees the world through the prism of his SLR lens, one that he has carried with him for six years, at all times.
With an aim to promote a culture of photography across India, Canon has associated itself with this platform, meant for upcoming photographers to display their works. The theme of the exhibit is bliss and Oberoi believes it can be captured only by people who have felt the emotion in their lives.
Photographed in various forms like portraiture, candid shots, culture, nature, landscapes and wildlife, the works will be displayed along side photography workshops, photo talks, portfolio reviews and panel discussions by eminent photographers like Anamitra Chakladar, Ashima Narain, Enjo Mathew, Neeta Shankar, Ravi Dhingra, Subir Basak, Sudhir Shivaram and Oberai himself. ‘‘This event is a culmination of years of vision and planning. Even though photography is the strongest mediums of self-expression, it has remained neglected. Hopefully through this showcase, aspirants will be able to make the most of what their mentors and other mentors offer,’’ says Oberoi.
The exhibit displays works by Vinay Swaroop Balla, Sanghamitra Sarkar, Supriya Biswas, Shreya Sen and others at Dilli Haat from February 14 to 16 from 10 am to 6 pm. ‘‘Dilli Haat is synonymous with culture and art. Owing to its central location and easy access, it has been a meeting point for many photographers. With excellent indoor facilities and a huge space for on-stage performances, it was the perfect interactive venue for our audiences,’’ says Oberoi, who finds solace in his work. He is mostly self-taught but got a few useful insights from his father, who just like Oberoi, enjoyed photography. Six years ago, he quit his highly paying job to pursue his passion full time. The photographer makes sure to tell us, he doesn’t regret it.
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