Kolkata, the City of Joy has many faces. From Heritage and Historical buildings in the North, to sprawling green lawns in the Centre to Posh localities in South and most contemporary urban spaces in the East. This city hides many stories in each corner.
From Curator Reena Dewan
The city fascinated me from the day I stepped in Kolkata 12 years ago. The warm smiling faces of local bengalies were very welcoming and at times made me wonder how could people be so happy irrespective of the strata of society they belonged to. Sometimes I would spot young and old alike deeply engrossed in playing chess under a bridge while returning from office with laptop bags hanging on their shoulders. And other times just reading news from the paper that was put on wall as part of an old practice. I would hear stories of people’s journeys in Trams, yellow taxies or in Metro enveloped in nostalgia. A visit to #Badabazaar, #NewMarket or #Chandanicould fetch you outstanding experiences. How some love stories that germinated during daily travels on river hooghly saw the happy endings and some only remained embedded deep in memories. #JadavpurUniversity, #PresidencyUniversity, #CalcuttaUniversity, #RabindraBhartiUniversity, #GovtArtCollege #StXaviersCollege the meccas of education in Kolkata may have more tales to tell than 80 years of Indian Cinema.
The thought of knowing more such stories has inspired her to curate the Exhibition My Kolkata in Kolkata.
Kolkata Centre for Creativity in association West Bengal Tourism presents ‘My Kolkata in Kolkata’ – a photography exhibition, curated by Reena Dewan, representing the essence of Kolkata.
Showcasing both emerging and established photographers, the exhibition will be inaugurated on 30th July 2019 at Kolkata Centre for Creativity, 1st Floor by Dr. Jayanta Sengupta, who is the Secretary and Curator of Victoria Memorial along with Ms. Ruby Palchowdhury, the General Secretary of Craft Council of West Bengal and Mrs.Richa Agarwal, Executive Director, Kolkata centre for Creativity.
Kolkata is not just a city, but an assimilation of diverse moods and emotions. My Kolkata in Kolkata – an exhibition embodying the spirit of Kolkata with images by emerging and established photographers.
Join us to discover the many facets of the City of Joy through photographs opening preview on 30th July 2019 at 5pm
This photography exhibition will be continue from 30th July to 4th August, at Kolkata Centre for Creativity 1st Floor.