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IP varsity's lensmen showcase work

May 28, 2013, DHNS :

Creative bend

Enthusiasts: The exhibition includes shots from Dubai and Antarctica as well.

The photography bug has now bitten students of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University as well. While photography societies have been popular in colleges of Delhi University for long, IP University recently formed its first photography group and is now showcasing its first students’ photography exhibition. Titled ‘Photo Fest -13,’ it is on at IP University’s Dwarka campus, Hall No. 212, D Block, till today.

A handful of photography-enthusiast students formed the ‘Film and photography society’ of IP University only last year. Its teacher-convenor Vinay Shanker shares, “Initially, there were only students from our School of Mass Communication but now, we have student-members from different courses like Biotechnology, Engineering and Biodiversity. It’s very encouraging to see so many students taking an interest in creative arts like photography.”

“On a weekly basis, we venture to spots of photographic interest in Delhi. Then frequently, we also visit outstations to enhance our photography skills. As we explore more, share our existing knowledge and learn new things, our photography gets better.”
A major part of the exhibition deals in landscape and portrait photography. The students have visited a variety of places like Pushkar mela in Rajasthan, Taj Mahal in Agra, Kumbh Mela in Allahabad and Pondicherry. One of the students even went to Argentina and Antarctica on an international expedition and his photographs of those places are a part of the exhibit now. We see pictures of the Andes mountains, and glaciers and penguins of Antarctica.


The proud photographer Aman Malik, a final year student of chemical engineering tells Metrolife, “I love to travel and see nature’s beauty. The expedition gave me an opportunity to do that and the photography lessons helped me to capture those memories. Taking shots in the extreme weather conditions of Argentina and Antarctica would have been very difficult otherwise.”

Another student Akshay Bijawat, pursuing Mass Com here, went to Sharjah (Dubai). He exclaims, “It is a great experience to see the people and culture of different places. For example, Sharjah is an Islamic kingdom. I saw a phone booth here which had the king’s crown imprinted on its glass door. Then the women there were fully covered in burqa and many men wore the traditional headgear. They made for unique photographs.”

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