Mangaluru: ‘Stories behind the Lens - Capturing the Human Truths’, exhibition of photographs by Vivek Gowda was inaugurated with the unveiling of a photograph by the Chief Guest Guruduth Kamath Udupi, eminent photographer, on Saturday, April 17, at 5:30 pm in the esteemed presence of Vani Rajagopal, Bharatanatyam artist, Kalakshethra, Chennai and Wilson Kateel, Poet, Lyricist and Editor of Arso Konkani monthly.
Mangaluru Chapter of INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) is organising the exhibition at Kodial Guthu Center for Art and Culture, G. G. Road, Ballal Bagh, Mangaluru – 575003. The display will remain open to the public on all days till April 21, 2021 between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm. Admission is free.
Addressing the gathering Guruduth Kamath said photography is an art that gives maximum joy to the artist. “Photographs freeze extraordinary moments for eternity. They capture the unique perspective of the photographer. Mind, heart and eye, all these three are needed to be a good photographer. The heart sees, the mind tells and the eye constructs the frame. You can capture the decisive moment only when you listen to your inner voice,” he said.
Bharatanatyam exponent Vani Rajagopal praised the devotion of young photographer Vivek Gowda to his art. Wilson Kateel described pictures as visual poetry. “The photographer sees the voice in the scene,” he said. Subhas Basu, the Convener of Mangaluru Chapter of INTACH introduced the aims and objectives of INTACH. Nikita G. Coutinho compered the programme.
The event is supported by Mangaluru Horse Riding Academy, Blink Films, Craft Zilla and Art Kanara Trust.
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