| Abhishek Choubey, Shailendra Kumar |
Two former students of College of Arts and Crafts, Patna, have been selected to take part in a photography workshop in Bhopal later this month.
Twenty-four-year-old Abhishek Choubey and Shailendra Kumar, 52, would attend the regional digital workshop organised by Bhubaneswar Lalitkala Akademi from January 18 to January 23. Photographers from all over the country would take part in it.
Choubey, at present a student of a communication diploma course at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, said he would display some of his best photographs at the workshop. “At present, I am working on the theme of alienation. I have taken a number of photographs depicting how the life of a youth from a small town changes when he moves to a metropolitan city. I will show these photographs at the workshop.”
He also plans to display photographs of the Gujarat capital. “Last year, I took some photographs of some busy roads in the city and how the street scene changes at night. I am sure that people visiting the workshop will like these pictures.”
Shailendra Kumar is equally excited about the event.
“I will showcase fine art photography in the workshop. This is a new concept in which we take pictures and get them printed on a special kind of paper called archival paper,” said Kumar.
“Such workshops give artists like us a chance to showcase our talent and also to learn many new things from the participants from other parts of the country,” he added.
Ramahari Jena, the programme co-ordinator, said: “We are organising this workshop in Bhopal. The participants will also get the chance to visit all heritage sites within 50km of Bharat Bhavan in Bhopal, the venue of the workshop.”