That was in the month of Jan 2017 and I got a call from one of my friends a Bengali gentleman from kolkata Mr Amitabha Mukherjee to share best of my clicks for an “International Photography Exhibition” scheduled to be held in Mar2017.
I was not sure of such things but any how I shared few shots just casually over email to “Calcutta Journalist Club“.I was really surprised to get a call on a fine morning in March that one of my clicks I shared have been selected for the Exhibition to displayed from 17.03.2017 to 19.03.2017.To be honest my first experience of my picture being displayed in an international photo forum.
On the D day me along with my wife reached the venue”Indian Council for Cultural Relations(ICCR) Nandalal Bose Gallery Kolkata.
The moment was so precious for me as a photographer.
It was being inaugurated by Bali MLA M/S Baishali Dalmia with lighting of lamp along with Bhaja Govinda Choudhury the renowned Photographer and Prantik Ghosh president on Calcutta Journalist Club.
This is the photograph taken by me as selected and displayed in the Exhibition.
Some beautiful clicks in display watched by my wife.
Really it was a different experience to watch different exhibits of creative photographers .Most of the shots displayed in the gallery were just priceless creations.
Black and white gallery was equally awesome and a whole section was devoted to B/W photographs.
To be honest i gathered a lot of new techniques how to create photo moods and it opened my eyes…
The gallery was full of photo frames and a good number of photographers and photography lovers visited the venue.
There were“workshops organised by calcutta journalist Club”with renowned photographer’s and it was helpful for many budding young photographers.
Taking selfies was a fashion there before the displayed photographs of famous photographers.
On the inaugural day before the limelight with many press people behind is a memory.
I was no exception…Clicked a selfie 🤳 with wife and its a Memory for me in my Photojourney.
Some tremendous works in display.
The picture in the inset an old lady from Tawang in traditional Arunachal costume that was displayed in the Exhibition.
With wife and other close friends( Jaiswal ji , Anand ji & Aheri das ) who joined us on the “inaugural day”.
About 1500 photographs were sent for pre selection and out of that only 425 pictures were finally selected by the Jury members for the display.
It was a memory I would love to cherish in my life as a first time exposure to such beautiful clicks by renowned photographers .
My special thanks to Amitabha Mukherjee who invited me to take part in the contest, Mr Prantik Ghosh President of “CALCUTTA JOURNALIST CLUB” & Prolay da.
Author : Siba