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The art of SEEING

. ZEENAB ANEEZ
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Chatline Photographer Ranjit Sinha talks about breaking out, breaking rules, reinventing the self and sharing his understanding of photography . ZEENAB ANEEZ listens in

“Life has been a series of right angle turns,” says Ranjit Sinha. “But remember, four right angles make a square, a complete shape, a house – that house has been built in my mind and I know what I need to do to complete it.” Photographer, teacher, communicator and mentor, Ranjit has searched all his life, personally and professionally, for this home. He spent the first twenty-five years of his life in a town in Bihar but life took him first to Kolkata, where experience proved his best teacher and amateurism his greatest strength. Today he lives, works and teaches out of Hyderabad, a city which simply “smelt right” to him.

At Goethe-Zentrum, Banjara Hills, where his exhibition of dance photographs, a collaboration with the dancers of Sapphire Creations Dance workshop, Kolkata, has just concluded, Ranjit stands surrounded by his friends and work that lies unmounted, ready to be packed away. He seems content.

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