Upcoming Talent, Avani Rai’s 12 Photographs Are Being Exhibited For The First Time In Kolkata

The 3rd Annual Exhibition of Calcutta School Of Contemporary Photography (CSCP) was inaugurated at Birla Academy of Art & Culture today by magnum photographer Padmashree Mr Raghu Rai, renowned fashion photographer Mr Rafique Sayed, former Miss Universe India Ms Ushoshi Sengupta in the presence of internationally acclaimed photographer Mr Sounak Banerjee, Founder & Director, Calcutta School Of Contemporary Photography. The exhibition will be on till Sunday, 15th March, 2020.


The exhibition features some captivating photos taken by the students of the Institute. Also on display are photographs of upcoming talent, Ms Avani Rai, for the first time in Kolkata. The exhibition will conclude on Sunday, 15th March, 2020 with an intriguing talk by Mr Raghu Rai & Mr Rohit Vohra on ‘Creative Thinking In Contemporary Street Photography’ and an Open Forum with the students. This will be followed by the CSCP Photography Award ceremony that has been judged by world famous photographers, Ms Julia Coddington from Australia and Mr Rohit Vohra.


“Each year, we at Calcutta School Of Contemporary Photography, observe our anniversary with the most meaningful and befitting intent: the evolution of students of the past year. Hence was born the idea of hosting an exhibition to showcase the students’ works. This is a major platform and an opportunity for them to display their talents to the world, which serves as a huge confidence booster. This encourages them, invigorates them and raises their thirst to do better and work harder. We also promote an upcoming talent each year by having a separate section for them. We have also instituted an awards ceremony of CSCP Street Photography contest which also helps them bring out the best in them”, said Mr Sounak Banerjee, Founder & Director, Calcutta School Of Contemporary Photography.


A Total of 88 Contemporary Photos are being exhibited of which there are 40 singles in Black & White, 36 photos in 6 Series on various subjects along with 12 pictures of Avani Rai on the theme “Bhopal – An Ongoing Tragedy”.


Participating students this year are Aditya Heda, Amrita B. Gupta, Apurba Sarkar, Arpan Dutta Chowdhury, Ashmita Dey, Avik Pal, Barun Sarkar, Bidisha Deb, Chinmoy Sinha, Dwaipayan Mahalder, Javed Ahmed, Jhuma Bala, Madan Mohan Das, Nilava Banerjee, Nilay Pandey, Rritam Mitra, Rohan Barik, Saikat Saha, Sandeep Kumar Mohanty, Snehomoy Chatterjee, Sourav Mondal, Subhajyoti Mondol, Sumanto Kallol Ghosh, Swarup Dutta, Trishit Dey & Tushti Dutta.


The exhibition will be on from 3 pm – 8 pm till 15th March, 2020 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture.


CSCP offers 3 short term certificate courses on Standard Photography, Fashion Photography and Photo Editing. From this year CSCP is introducing a one year Diploma Course which is designed to engage the students in a complete end to end professional training with a thorough portfolio development, enabling them to prepare for a rewarding career. The certificate to be awarded will be attested internationally from APAM, Malaysia and by Federation of Indian Photography, the largest photography body in India.


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