The goal of the photography exposition was to challenge young photographers to capture architectural wonders. The competition was selected and curated by none other than Samar Jodha, of National Geography fame (https://samarsinghjodha.com/)!
Apart from monetary prizes up to Rs. 25,000, selected entries were showcased on 3-D virtual art galleries, The Art Sanctuary website, and was eligible for showcasing in our annual exhibition.
The photography gallery was hosted online. Watch a video of it!
The much-awaited ceremony was held on February 15th. Watch now!
The Anurag Gupta Memorial Photography Exposition attracted 500 entries from India, Europe and the US.
The entries included pieces of art created by the photographers focusing on architectural wonders of the world. The entries were received from across the world. Institutions like the NID, Ahmedabad, NIFTs from across the country, IIMs, and many others saw their students applying for this exposition in large numbers.
The goal of this photography exposition was to challenge, both neurotypical as well as neurodiverse young photographers, to capture architectural wonders. The photographs of these uniquely gifted young photographers were on display online at 3-D virtual art exhibition from Feb 15 to March 6, 2021. These galleries were leased from a company in the Asia Pacific region.
The 1st episode of this 3-part festival was supported by a large NGO, the Down Syndrome Federation of India. The organization, while dealing specifically for the cause of Down Syndrome in India, decided to sponsor an event which was inclusive – including all intellectual challenges, physical challenges and the typically growing student population too.
Samar Jodha, a well-known international photographer and installation artist was the judge for our event. He selected 50 entries to be displayed in our virtual gallery.
Category A: specially abled young adults 16 years and above
Category B: neurotypical students between 18 – 26 years of age
True to the cause and name, the exposition had 2 free, open to all, online workshops in photography.
1) The first was conducted by Samar Jodha on ‘Perspectives in Engagement of Architectural Photography’. This was held on Feb 25, 2021.
2) The second workshop was conducted by Mohit Ahuja on ‘Art of Storytelling through Photography’. This was conducted on March 4, 2021.