Pictures clicked by school students on display in a cafe. Rajnish Katyal/HT
Six school kids of Dikshant International School, Zirakpur, clad in school uniforms, sitting quietly at Books & Brew, Sector 16, is not a sight spotted very often. But when you see the café’s walls being adorned by photographs clicked by these children, you believe your eyes. These kids, 11 to 14 years of age, are part of the three-day photography exhibition.
As a part of their school’s programme, the kids had been learning professional photography from Chandigarh-based freelance photographer, Jaskiran Singh for the past one-and-a-half years. Paramveer Singh, 13, a student of Class 7, says, “We attends the photography class twice a week, and the all the pictures you see here have been clicked at popular places around town such as Sukhna Lake and Pinjore.”
Though all of them click pictures with a professional camera at school, they all return to home to our average, everyday cameras. But, you point towards any picture, and they’re ready to shell out all technical aspects of it.
Inspired by Bollywood movie 3 Idiots, four out of the six of them want to become wildlife photographers; the other two want to try their hand at sports photography. Thankfully, no ‘aspiring’ fashion photographers here!