Since 2007, Chennai Photowalkers, a group led by Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan, have documented the city’s exhaustive history and heritage through a series of around 70 photo walks.
On Sunday, around 30 of them set out, not to document the city’s past, but capture ‘moments of care, comfort and hope.’
Chennai Photowalkers has joined hands with the British deputy high commission, MIOT International and Indo British Health Initiative (IBHI) for ‘Carewalk’ — a movement to raise funds for cancer care and create awareness on prevention, early detection.
The walk began at British Council on Anna Salai, covered Greams road and ended at Thousand Lights mosque. “Next weekend, there will be another walk which will begin at MIOT International and go up to St. Thomas Mount. Of the photographs, 35 will be shortlisted for an exhibition to be held at Hilton on September 6, 7, and 8,” said Gopalakrishnan.
“The proceeds from the auction and sale of these photographs will go to Mahesh Memorial Trust,” said Mallika Mohandas, chairman, MIOT International.
Mohandas said IBHI would organise an Indo-UK oncology summit in September. ‘Carewalk’ is part of the larger initiative.
British deputy high commissioner Mike Nithavrianakis flagged off the walk on Sunday. Dr. P.V.A. Mohandas, managing director, MIOT International, was also present on the occasion.