Venue: Ark Art Gallery, Koregaon Park, Pune
Date & Time: 13th – 15th April ‘12, 11am – 8pm
When the moment is long gone, a photograph and a faint memory are all that you have to relive that moment. Within each frame are hidden layers of meaning, layers of a story that would have gone unsaid and remained unheard of, if it weren’t for the spontaneity of the photographer.
It is these stories that student photographer Anurag Banerjee is all set to tell in his first exhibition, titled ‘Of Flesh and Blood’. Through a collection of 30 portraits, this budding photographer is all set to share his work with enthusiasts around the city.
“I have always loved people and been curious about their emotions.” says Anurag Banerjee, student of Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (UG) whose work is an effort to show the connect between people, the connect of flesh and blood, shot in Mumbai, Pune, Shillong and Assam. Daily lives of people from these cities have been shown through candid photographs that dance in light and shadows, capturing the moment. “I want people to wonder what happened before the photo was taken and what could have happened after.” says the 20 year old. “I want them to explore what could have been to the left of the frame and what could have been to the right. I want them to hear the story the photo tells.”
The exhibit will be on display for three days, starting today. This is the first exhibition by this young student photographer but surely just the beginning of what we believe will be a memorable journey.