Young photographers capture life in all its shades

Though anyone can click pictures, only a few are gifted enough to arrest its intricate nuances. In short, the timing separates the great from the good.

You can see flashes of brilliance in ‘Visual Poetry’, a collection of photographs displayed at Lalit Kala Akademi. The works belong to the students of Shoots & Shoots Photography Academy and have been put together by Shyam Prasad, Director of the Institute and an ace photographer himself.

The work comprises outdoor shoots as well as studio concepts, revealed Prasad.

While the outdoor shoot consists of capturing people, life, wildlife, street and portrait photography, studio shoot takes care of fields like product, fashion and portraiture.

An outstanding representation of the widows of Vrindavan on archival matt has been captured by Anand Shandilya. His portrayal of a widow standing against the dilapidated wall of a building is full of pathos. “I had to wait for two days to get this frame and when I did, it gave me immense satisfaction,” said Anand. ‘Ash of Life’, an image taken by Manik Malhotra, a class 12th student, depicting the charred buds of cigarette, was pregnant with a social message. Another student Deepa had done work around Delhi 6. There are works by other students as well like Bhanu Wadhawan, Debashis Deb, Gaurav Kapoor, Gautam Negi, Karan, Katerina Svitilova, Ibolya Jeszenszky, Melinda Ruck, Mohit Aneja, Nipon Medhi, Rahul Kumar, Sudhir Garg and Borbala Szij.