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Ladies and their lenses

Catch an all-women photography exhibition in the Capital, starting today, reports Aakriti Sawhney.

art and culture Updated: Apr 20, 2012 00:10 IST
Aakriti Sawhney
Aakriti Sawhney
Hindustan Times
Ladies and their lenses,Hindustan Times,HT City

A platform designed to promote photography and help photographers showcase their work was established in the Capital in May last year. Called Camera Unlimited, the group now has over 930 members and has held three photography shows. Today, the group opens its latest show titled Maaya, which will display works of nine female artists and their take on femininity.

"The last three shows got a good response but this time we wanted to have a theme-based show unlike previous editions," says Ravi Dhingra, a part of the group. While seven female artists have put up photography work, artist Puja Bahri and Kausiki Sarma have video installations. Bahri is presenting the work that won her a gold medal at the international art fair, Florence Biennale, last year. The video has 6,000 photographs taken over a period of five days in different locations such as Delhi, Kanpur and Benaras.

PaintingAnother interesting work at the show is Sarma’s multi- media presentation that includes photographs depicting impact of armed conflict on women in North East. "All participants are passionate about photography and come from different backgrounds like theatre, textile design, painting etc. It’s inspiring to see how they have utilised their skills to bring a different perspective to the show," adds Dhingra. While Ashima Tiwari, a textile designer, has taken close shots of textiles to depict different moods of a woman, painter Shubhra Chaturvedi has incorporated brush strokes in her photographs.

There are over 40 pieces on display, and each of them is up for sale. The starting price of the photographs is Rs 7,000.

Catch them here

What: Maaya, a photography show

On till: April 29, Sunday

Where: Arpana Caur Gallery, Siri Fort Institutional Area

Timing: 11 am to 7 pm

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park on the Yellow Line

First Published: Apr 19, 2012 19:56 IST