Timeout 04-07-2006

Lens vision

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 4.07.06
Lens vision
A city-based freelance photo-journalist, Sunil K. Dutt has extensively photographed the people and places of Calcutta in an illustrious career spanning more than four decades. A recipient of many prestigious national and international awards, he has worked on subjects that mainly focus on contemporary social, economic and cultural issues. The ongoing solo exhibition of his photographs features a collection that is representative of his long and rewarding relationship with the lenses. Comprising nearly 50 colour and black-and-white photographs, most of which have been put on display, perhaps, for the first time, the show bears testimony to his diverse spheres of interest. What is interesting about his works is that, though they deal with dissimilar themes, they seem to echo a lyrical rhythm that unites them all on a certain level. The photographs also express Dutt?s own concern for the future of humanity in an inequitable physical and social environment.

Event: An exhibition of photographs by Sunil K. Dutt When: Till July 13, 2 pm -7 pm Where: Kolkata International Foundation for Arts, Literature and Culture, 1 Rawdon Street, 6th floor


July 4 - July 9 at Birla Academy of Art and Culture Gallery, 2nd floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by six contemporary artists of Orissa. Till July 4 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Seventh solo exhibition of paintings by Samir Saha. Till July 4 at Gaganendra Pradarsasala; 2 pm - 8 pm: Solo exhibition of paintings by Sukhamoy Majumder. Till July 5 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings and sculptures by Sharmila Majunder, Kanika Biswas and Tapan Kumar Das. Till July 7 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F Park Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: Fits of Passion, drawing and painting exhibition by Lalit Maity. Till July 8 at Anant Art Gallery, 18A Alipore Road; 11 am - 7 pm: Anant Art Gallery presents Summer Exhibition 2006. Featuring works by Farhad Hussain, Prasanta Kalita, Pratul Dash, Sambit Panda, Samit Das, Sharanu Pareet, Suchender P and Tanmoy Samanta. Till July 8 at Gallery Rasa, 828/1 Block P, New Alipore; 4 pm - 8 pm: Sculptures: The Bengal Connection, sculptures by Jamini Roy, Ramkinkar Baij, Chintamoni Kar, Sankho Chaudhuri, Kamala Das Gupta, Somenath Hore, Uma Siddhanta and others. Till July 10 at Gallery 79, 79 Raja Basanta Roy Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: Collages by Mitali Dey and paintings by Prithwis Sikdar, Manimala Dey Basu, Naba Kishore Chanda and Mitali Dey. Till July 28 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: The Masters of Imagination, works of eminent artists.


July 4 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Chetana presents Nirnoy. Direction: Arun Mukhopadhyay. July 5 at Madhusudan Mancha and July 6 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Barasat Anusilani presents Chhut. Drama and direction: Romaprasad Banik. July 8 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Aneek presents Dwitio Basanta. Direction: Malay Biswas. July 8 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Sundaram presents Munni O Saat Chowkidar. Drama, direction and acting: Manoj Mitra. July 9 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Rangakarmee presents Rudali. Design and direction: Usha Ganguli. July 9 at Padatik Little Theatre-I; 7 pm: Padatik and Rikh present Ho Sakta Hai Do Aadmi Do Kursiyaan, a new play in Hindi. Drama and direction: Vinay Sharma.


July 4 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: Subodh Chandra Chaudhury will speak in Bengali on Bangla Sahitye Sri Ramakrishna Prasanga.


July 4 at Vidyanjali High School, 20 Rammohan Dutt Road; 7 pm: Natyayan presents a play-reading and improvisation session in Gujarati in memory of playwright Shivkumar Joshi. July 4 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 7.15 pm: Devotional songs by Kamal Kumar Samanta. July 6 at Sisir Mancha; 5.45 pm: Krishnakali presents Imane Kedare Behage Bahare, Tagore songs in classical tunes presented by students of Krishnakali (direction: Shyamal Saha), solo songs by Dhiren Basu and Shyamal Saha and recitation by Pranati Tagore. July 8 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: You & I ... Ek Raag Ek Shatabdi, the evolution of one raga over the last 200 years, presented by Soumyojit Das (vocals), Sourendro Mullick (piano) and Moubani Sorcar (compere). Also, an Odissi dance recital by Swapnakalpa Raychowdhury and students, and an audio-play by Jagannath Basu and Urmimala Basu. July 8 at Science City auditorium; 6.30 pm: Legends Live, presenting Ashish Khan (sarod) and Hariprasad Chaurasia (flute), accompanied by Swapan Chowdhury (tabla), for the first time in concert.


July 4 at Jibanananda Sabhaghar; 5 pm: Banglar Mukh Alochana Chakra and Nandimukh Samsad host a seminar, On Reservation. July 4 at Bangla Akademi Sabhaghar; 5.30 pm: Indian Writers Association hosts a seminar on Globalization and its Impact on Literature. To be followed by a kavi-sabha.

panel discussion

July 4 at Oxford Bookstore; 6 pm: Panel discussion on Gitanjali Prasad?s The Great Indian Family. Panelists: Ranvir Bhandari, Tanushree Shankar, Sujata Sen and the author.


Till July 7 at 57/9 Ballygunge Circular Road; 10 am - 8.30 pm: Soumya?s Creation presents an exhibition of costume jewellery in trendy and traditional designs.

rath yatra

Till July 5 at Swabhumi: Utkala?s Orissa festival featuring classical dances, music, traditional theatre, folk dance and music, and display of handicraft and handloom. Today: Bhajan geet by Subodh Nayak (6.30 pm) and cultural programme by competition prize winners (7.30 pm).


July 4 - July 10 at Nature Cure & Yoga Research Institute, Joka: Workshop to rejuvenate body and soul, to be conducted by naturopath Dr N. K. Neeraj. For details, call #24533880/1 or 9830603064 July 5 onwards at The Creative Arts, National Library Avenue: Theatre workshop for children of 5 - 7 years, 8 - 11 years and 12 - 15 years. For details, call #9830775677.

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