Immersed in the lens
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Crowds filling up the narrow arterial roads of the old city during the Visarjan (immersion) on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi make for picturesque sights for photographers. While some choose to focus on the splendour of the God, others choose to capture the many emotions that make up the festival. At the Bappagraphy Photo Exhibition, which will be held at the Yashwantrao Chavan Auditorium on October 20 and 21, the art lovers can check out the multiple hues that the Visarjan procession showcases.
Divided in two sections, the festival will also feature a competition for photographers wherein they can contribute one photograph on the theme Ganesh visarjan. "We wanted to provide a centre-stage for all photographers to showcase their works," says Kushal Khot, of Dreams2Reality, one of the organisers of the event. The event is being managed by him and his friend Mayur Vaidya. He mentions that the idea for the exhibition struck him during the Visarjan this year when the duo had gone for the processions. "There were people children, foreigners all singing and dancing and making merry. The disciplined performances of the dhol-tasha groups, the college volunteers, the policemen, the emergency services wing, make for a wide variety of emotions that can be captured through a camera. We decided that people all over the city should get a chance to see these pictures too," says Khot.
Currently they have received over 40 entries for the same with the registrations open till October 12 and is open for everyone and all age group. Satish Paknikar and Milind Dhere are the two judges for the competition. "Since it is the first exhibition, we will gauge the response and try to replicate it in the coming years," he adds.
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