Defining creativity: ‘View From Third Eye’ exhibition by school students inaugurated in Chandigarh

The exhibition was inaugurated by celebrated artist and photographer Diwan Manna, who spoke on, ‘Transitioning from being a hobbyist to being a pro-photographer’

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:December 7, 2016 5:21 am
Diwan Manna, Diwan Manna exhibition, Diwan Manna chandigarh, View From Third Eye’ Slupteye Club of Vivek High School, Vivek High School, latest news, latest india news Students with celebrated artist cum photographer Diwan Manna at the photography exhibition at Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, Chandigarh on Tuesday (Express)

LOOKING through the lens with new visions and perspectives, 66 students of Slupteye Club of Vivek High School, Tuesday, showcased as many as 108 frames on a variety of subjects , as part of the exhibition, ‘ View From Third Eye’.

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From beach views to forests, cityscapes to astrophotography, village and city life to wildlife, portraits to landscapes, astronomy to architecture, students have experimented with light, angles, textures, hues and subjects to express their creativity.

The exhibition was inaugurated by celebrated artist and photographer Diwan Manna, who spoke on, ‘Transitioning from being a hobbyist to being a pro-photographer’. Manna emphasised on the need to integrate photography into mainstream education as art helps to fuel free expression, develops the thought process and builds focus.

“There is so much we can express with art and photography – beauty and dignity of beings, feelings across cultures, languages and political milieus and even our anguish, one picture may say it all,” said Manna, known for his conceptual photography, which combines photography with painting and art to create works that defy definition.

Talking about the role of technology and high-end cameras being used in art, Manna said, “There are two aspects to photography. A good camera can give anyone the craft, but art can only come with passion, innovation and a quest for learning.”

Navneet Saxena, Director Sculpteye stated that the club had been launched more than two decades back with an endeavour to open new doors and possibilities in the field of photography, which can help students identify if they want to pursue photography as a hobby or mainstream career. Interaction with professional photographers, workshops, photography trips for students are all an integral part of the activities of the club.

The exhibiiton is being held at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, Chandigarh till December 7.

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