Behind the lens

Capturing moments

It was a turn to send out a message or a story through the medium of photographs. The Bangalore Photography Club recently held its annual exhibition Frames Of Mind at the Chitrakala Parishat where nearly 70 hobby photographers from different paths got a platform to display their work.

While some of the photographs subtly whispered their messages, there were others which were loud and clear about what they wanted to say. “This year we had a tremendous response with almost 600 entries but we had to pick and choose the best and make it as balanced as possible,” said Subrahmanyam Chavali, from the club.
Though there was not one particular theme for the exhibition, there were varieties of photographs on people, nature, abstract and there was also a special series on environmental awareness.

Starting with the beautiful landscapes showcasing the various colours the nature has to offer, the bridges that connect one with the wilderness, the intricate lines of old age to the secure look of a child, who is cuddled in her grandmother’s arms, the exhibition had  captured many interesting and beautiful moments which often go amiss. There were also series of photographs capturing luxuries of the past.     

The series on environmental awareness shook many of the viewers. A photograph of garbage in the series showcased how the attitude of humans stink more than the litter caught by the camera.

The exhibition meant different things to different people. Not only did it bring in lovers of the art but also saw corners bustling with conversation and exchange of tips on how one took a particular shot.

For many, it was their first exhibition.

“We generally don’t give out any theme but due to the growing concerns on the environment, we felt it was important to keep a section on it,” explained Subrahmanyam.

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