Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Istituto Italiano di Cultura – New Delhi
“Vignette” from Italy
Photography Exhibition by Shantanu Das
26th September 2013 - 11th October 2013
Monday – Friday - 11am to 6.00 pm
Saturday – Sunday – 11am – 3.00 pm

Garden Gallery
Istituto Italiano di Cultura- New Delhi
50-E, Chandragupta Marg
(Entry from Nyaya Marg)
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110 021

A bit about myself....

As a child, I was very fond of a prehistoric 120-format Agfa click 3 camera owned by my uncle.  Every time we went out for a vacation, my uncle used to carry that magic lantern with him.  As a little boy, I was never allowed to touch the camera and that only instigated my curiosity about the machine.  God knows from where I got the idea that there is someone who lives inside a camera and creates the plants, hills, sunsets and human beings who always smile.  Years later and much before I started freelance photography, the myth of a man who lives inside a camera was exposed, but the fantasy and magic that revolves around photography still lingers on...

I’m now in the field of photography for the last 15 years; and presently working as a freelance media photographer in Mumbai.  I regularly participate in all major National and International photographic exhibitions and competitions and have received various national and international awards and accolades for my work.

I’ve hitherto participated in a bevy of exhibitions around the world; be it at Spain , the Caribbean islands, Philippines , Austria and Germany etc apart from many cities across India .


" Vignette" from Italy

Italy was everything I had thought the country would be, and much more. From the seagull specked blue water that washes the harbour of Trieste to the confluence of Italian and German cultures at Bolzano, from the waterways of Venice (that I have seen on celluloid and read about since childhood) to the quaint lanes, the friendly folk and the stunning views of the Adriatic from Termoli (a place I had never heard of before my visit), Italy is a country to which even picture postcards cannot do justice. And it's not only about the senses being overwhelmed. The visit also confirmed my views on the country's invaluable contribution to the pursuit of knowledge both in the sciences and the arts through the Renaissance.



Istituto Italiano di Cultura- New Delhi
(Italian Cultural Centre)
50-E Chandragupta Marg
New Delhi 110021
Phone: 0091-11-26871901/03/04
Fax: 0091-11-26871902

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