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Outdoor photography library in the city

Photo enthusiasts have put together a photography library which is open to all. If photography is on your mind and you want to take your interest to the next level, then the open library started by Rang.

art and culture Updated: Dec 08, 2011 16:21 IST
Chetna Dua

If photography is on your mind and you want to take your interest to the next level, then the open library started by Rang, a group of photographers and writers, might be the way to go.

Chandan Bose, a 24-year-old documentary photographer has started the library along with his friends — photographers Vicky Roy, Vikrum Muldiar and writer Jyotsana Tripathi — to promote visual arts.

“We recently attended a photo festival, there we found that catalogues and books by many photographers were not available. That’s when the idea of starting a photo library crossed our mind,” says Roy, a freelance photographer in the city.

“Most of the photo journals and books cost around 5 to 6 thousand rupees, which is impossible for everyone to buy, so we contacted well-known photographers from across the city and asked them to share their works and publications with us,” says Bose.

The group has got a collection of more than 100 journals, books and coffee table books by photographers like Raghu Rai, Dayanita Singh, Pablo Bartholomew, Ram Rahman and Prabuddha Dasgupta.

“At the library, one also gets a chance to interact with the established photographers,” says Tripathi.

The library is already a hit among its many members.

“Sitting on the green grass and discussing the angles of a shot with my favourite photographer is a dream come true,” says Nimit Nigam, a fine arts student from Jamia Millia Islamia.

What: The Open Library
When: December 11 (Every alternate Sunday)
Timing: 2:00pm - 5pm
Where: Ramchander Nath Foundation, Qutab Minar
Next Session: December 18
NEAREST METRO STATION: Qutab Minar on the Yellow Line