Shaw's photos display rural India in a new perspective
HYDERABAD: A clutch of umbrellas, their differently coloured handles contrasting against the black tar road and the green background; the invisible life of an umbrella repairer in Araku came alive on Friday through the lens of noted photographer Rajender Shaw who specialises in the social sector.
A collection of over 30 photographs titled ‘Jivika' captured the various forms of village livelihoods--from the ‘jamun seller' in Kurnool to the ‘brick makers' in Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, or the ‘dairy farmers' in Assam.
Lyngdoh lauds work
Mr. Shaw's photo exhibition on rural livelihoods was inaugurated on Friday night at Intellecap, Banjara Hills, by J.M. Lyngdoh, former Chief Election Commissioner.
Mr.Shaw's photographs display everyday rural India in a whole new perspective. “There is nothing unusual about the photographs and it is plain everyday life in villages, but it has been brought out beautifully,” Mr. Lyngdoh said confessing that he didn't expect such wonderful work.
Appreciating Mr.Shaw's work, Mr.Lyngdoh said such exhibitions help create awareness among those living in urban India. “People living in cities are not aware of these things,” he said and described the photographs as ‘artistic' and ‘brilliant'.
Shot over a period of nine months, the photographs were put together during Mr.Shaw's travels across India, while on assignments for his clients such as National Dairy Development Board, the Aga Khan Foundation, Oxfam, Naandi Foundation, etc., Mr. Shaw informed.
The exhibition will be on till March 7 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m at Intellecap, above Landmark, Road No.12, Banjara Hills.