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When art hits home

A photography exhibition by students captures a hard-hitting angle of a sensitive issue.

entertainment Updated: Oct 15, 2011 00:41 IST
Upama Sinha

Abstract, faceless and evocative, there’s an exhibition on in the Capital that will touch you. Students of the Fine Arts faculty of the Anwar Jamal Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre have portrayed the life of persons with learning disabilities in their exhibition titled Faces — Phases: Images of Hope and Inclusion. The exhibition at Jamia Millia Islamia is on till October 17. “We have taken a holistic approach and have tried not to be irreverent about the situation of the people with learning disabilities,” says Prof. Farhat Basir Khan, who helped students with the exhibition.

Students have used a variety of photographic and art techniques — dark patches, use of light in various ways, close-up, blur — to present a new perspective on the issue. “A picture speaks thousand words and caption adds another thousand. Hence, our captions are straight and direct to the point,” adds Khan.

The exhibition features works of Asif Khan, Ankush Aggrawal, Monica Tiwari, Mukul Bhatia, Naresh Chettri, Pratishtha Kapur, Saumya Khandelwal, and Siddharth Behel. The students say that after this show, will continue to contribute to the cause.

Catch the show here
* What: Faces — Phases: Images of Hope and Inclusion
* Where: MF Husain Art Gallery, Jamia Millia Islamia
* On till: October 17
* Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas on the Violet Line

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