Chitr Sanstha’s Webinar for all lovers of Photography

Chitr Sanstha, the non-profit Foundation for Photography, is proud to announce its first month-long web based talk forum in August in which some of the world renowned visual arts talent have consented to be the speakers. Promoting creative works of some of the best known works of visual artists & photographers, the webinar will touch upon some of the practices, processes and trends connected to photography and its related areas of work.

Led by some of the well-established names in the world of personal expression in visual arts, cinematography and camerawork, the primary aim of the web based talk is to allow participation of like-minded enthusiasts and the cognoscenti alike as part of its fundamental agenda to serve the cause of promotion and welfare of the society.

There will also be an exhibition displaying their finest works for the entire duration of the webinar. 

A webinar, particularly, is the best platform to reach out to millions of not just experts across the globe but also the multitude comprising students, academicians, photophiles and the mediapersons whosoever may be interested in attending it. The lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has also given rise to many fears and doubts about the fate of some of the professionals in this field who are either jobless or barely managing to eke out a living. In such a scenario it is imperative that professionals get together and share not just their joys and understandings, skills & practises with all those who may be several miles away and do not get an chance to connect interact and share one another’s predicaments and uncertainties too.

The web based talk forum is also a thoughtful attempt by Chitr Sanstha Foundation to foster stronger and intimate ties between professionals as also serve as a bridge between them – some of whom are doyens – and authorities, and other communities of professional photographers and visual artists and to build bigger community of overlapping professionals as well as also to offer mentorship and guidance from the leading visual art professionals and photographers not only in the country but internationally as well.

Speaking about the concept, Udit Kulshreshtha – Co Founder, Chitr Sanstha Foundation, who is spearheading the initiative, said, “DEKHO is our humble attempt to bring together some of the best minds of the creative field of photography and visual arts and their multifarious talents and genres with this platform. More so, specialliy in these difficult times of the global pandemic that has hit every individual in every part of the world. Technology and the change provided us with an opportunity to connect to more people and So far, I am extremely happy to share that we have received an overwhelming response from the audiences for our first set of online web based talks of this magnitude. I am also really proud that the photography industry is rallying together to keep visualists and  photographers motivated during the lockdown with everyone we approached giving his instant nod to such an idea.

 

 

Since there are different visual professionals from very dissimilar backgrounds and experience, we aim at promoting photography with a view to primarily increasing visual literacy objectives, besides looking at creativity required for collectible art books and personal expressions of photography. The web based talk forum is also designed to appeal to beginners and there will also be tips and tricks shared by the connoisseurs that will be of interest to professionals looking to improve their workflow.”

 

Prashant Singh, Co-Founder, Chitr Sansthawho is supporting initiative said, “ Our Design team voluntarily offered to spring into action and within hours came out with a complete campaign to carry this out. The attendance and the feedback from viewers across Europe, US and India is the real encouragement we need. This was the need of the hour. We are being supported voluntarily from across the globe – Singapore, Jakarta, London, Ontario and India of course. We ourselves are surprised. And the talks themselves are so enriching and the support of the industry professionals overwhelming. We could not have done this without them. They deserve the real credit”  

 

Photographer and Speaker at the DEKHO TalksDinesh Khanna, on hearing about the initiative said, “Delighted you are making the effort”

 

Loving the first talk, Visual artist & Painter Pratap SJB Rana said, “Loving the session. Waswo X Waswo’s signature style with his convergence of the contemporary with the vintage with the style of handpainting and photography mixed with miniature paintings coupled with classical studio shots is really creative and immensely nostalgic at the same time with surprising results. Thanks to Chitr Sanstha for the invite to view this.”

Another attendee, Ancy Thomaswho attended the Sunday Special session says,” Very Well organised and highly informative. Thank you for organising this. I would like to register for the sessions on 18th, 20th and 21st August. Kindly send me the details of the same

Loving the first talk, Visual artist & Painter Pratap SJB Rana said, “Loving the session. Waswo X Waswo’s signature style with his convergence of the contemporary with the vintage with the style of handpainting and photography mixed with miniature paintings coupled with classical studio shots is really creative and immensely nostalgic at the same time with surprising results. Thanks to Chitr Sanstha for the invite to view this.”

 

Some of the confirmed names attending the webinar are : Elisabeth Bik, Dinesh Khanna, Waswo X Waswo, Paul Halliday, Alka Pandey, Parthiv Shah, Aditya Arya, Akash Das, Hemant Chaturvedi, Satyajit CP, and Ajay Rajgarhia to name a few.

 

The event is free but you need to register using the links below. Updates are via social media.

www.chitr.org (Form)

email: chitrsanstha@gmail.com

Instagram : @chitrsanstha | twitter @chitrsanstha

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