PhotoExhibition at Habitat Centre, New Delhi -May 2002
in association with Fuji Film organized 'WILDSCAPES- Nature and Wildlife by
Young Photographers' at the Convention Foyer of Habitat Centre on 11 and 12 May
2002. Five members of IndianWildlifeClub.com- Jayant Deshpande, Saurav Ghosh,
Rahul Dutta, Aditya Singh and Anantika Singh exhibited their stills taken in
Ranthambhore, Mula mutha Bird Sanctuary, Corbett and Sariska and Nainital. The
two day exhibition inaugurated by Mr. Vimal Khemka of Jindal Photofilms Ltd.
attracted a large number of discerning individuals. A total of 50 photographs
were exhibited. Two first prizes one from the 'Nature' section and one from
'wildlife' were sponsored by FujiFilm. 'Behind the Bush' shot by Aditya won the
first prize in the 'Wildlife' section.'Lone Twig' by Ramita Chowdhury won the
first prize among nature stills. The panel of judges consisted of Ms Madhu
Prasad ( Orient Paper Back), Mr. Nalin Sharma, WWF(I), Lt.Col. Ashwin Baindur (
National Defence College) Mr. Shashi Sharma ( G.E Capital) Mr. Praveen Agarwal,
( Agarwal Jaitley Associates) and Mr. M.K.S Pasha (Wildlife Trust of India).
While we received over 150 VERY
positive comments in our Visitor's Book reproduced under are some of the
remarks which encouraged the effort made by IndianWildlifeClub.com in
organizing this photo exhibition.
The thematic display of the
photographs was appreciated by many. Special thanks for organizing the display
goes to Mr. Sandeep Pandey. , a young and upcoming art gallery expert.
is what some visitors had to say about the photographs.
|" The work definitely isn't of
amateurs. The photographers are gifted and their work talks of complete
- Kounteya Sinha
|" Excellent. The rare sight of a
tiger leaping over a stretch of water is beautiful. "
- B.M. Kar
|" Awesome effort. And it's such a
pleasure to see people indulging in things close to one's heart."
- Rahul Banerji
|" The photographs are superb-
makes you long for the jungles. "
- Bhavna Ledle
" Excellent. Our way to motivate
Indians to protect nature and its habitat. "
- Wg. Cdr. Sharad Chaturvedi
|" Makes me want to get out- into
the beautiful countryside. "
- Dr. M. Parry
|" Very Nice, made me think about
getting into photography"
|" Great art expunged from the
heart of Nature "
- Sumeer Rawat
|" Pretty good, came very close to
- Jaideep Saran
|" Please bring this exhibition to
- Rani Singh
|" Fantastic! Fabulous! Amazing!
Feels like just came out of a jungle "
- Gayatri Khanna
|The last word is by Mr. M.S Gill,
Ex-Chief Election Commisioner of India
|" See the wildlife
of India while it lasts. The photographers capture what is sadly passing away.
- M.S. Gill
|A scaned news item from 'Asian
Age' which reported on the wildlife photography exhibition.
|Fifteen of the photographs
exhibited at "Widscapes" were selected by FujiFilm ( India) to be put up in
their stall at 'Photo Kina', an international exhibition of photographs and
images at Kolm, Germany which took place from 20th September to 25th September,