Its not just Academics and Research in IISc

Experience the Photographic talent of young researchers

Indian Institute of Science is well known throughout the nation for its contribution towards science, technology, research and higher learning. It is also a platform for recognizing and nurturing non-academic talents in a student. The Gymkhana at IISc which is the oldest in Bengaluru, and under its roof, there are various clubs for sports, music, dance, fine arts and social awareness activities and drives. These clubs are an integral part of the student community and campus environment and have both professional and amateur members who actively take part and encourage fellow participants in various events on and off the campus regularly. One such group is the Photography Club of IISc, a group which has over 300 photography buffs consisting of current students and institute alumni, who enjoy photography. The objectives of the club is to have a platform for learning the art of Photography by sharing the nitty gritties of clicking good photographs, going for photo walks, discussing the photographs, criticizing each other’s photographs and in the process teaching what we know and learning what we do not about clicking and having fun at the same time.

The Photography Club of IISc had hosted a two-day (18th and 19th November) photo exhibition in its campus (Choksi Hall). The exhibited photographs have been clicked by members of the club and a few of photographs, under various themes such as Landscapes, Portraits, Flowers, Wildlife and IISc, were selected from a several hundreds of them by the judges, who themselves are professional photographers.

The response from IISc students, staff, general public, school children and media was very encouraging. Over 600 people visited the exhibition, who not only enjoyed the displayed photographs but also got amused to see some photographs e.g. “the Reflections by Ashveen”. Visitors complimented the photographs by not words but also by showing interest in buying the prints. Few got motivated to start/restart clicking and few others asked how can he learn?  Most of them thanked for organizing the exhibition, and expected more of such exhibition. On the behalf of the club, I thank you all the visitors and fellows, and request you all to pick your camera, mobile camera and join us… we welcome you onboard.
You missed the exhibition, its ok… just go through the following photographs and join us on Facebook.

The work of Aditi Verma, Anees K A, Ashveen Maheshwari, Atul Gopal P A, Chandana Venkatayogi, Deepthi Indukuri, Divya Chalam, Mahesh C, Maneesh Kunte, Manoj Mahala, Nitesh Bhatia, Sandeep Keshavan, Sandeep Kumar, Sanjeeta Sharma Pokharel, Shreyas Hampali, Soma Maity, Stalin Murgesapandi, Syam K and Vikas Navratna was exhibited.

Photo Courtesy: Deepthi, Sandeep, Sandeep Keshavan and Sanjeeta. Poster Credit: Manoj Sapien.

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