‘Aagaaz’ – SCMC’s 1 st Photography Showcase A Big Success

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The Photography Cell of the Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication (SCMC) held its first-ever photography exhibition, “Aagaaz”, on August 30th, 2022, to provide the students with a platform to showcase their photography skills. It displayed some of best works of SCMC students aligning with the broad themes of monochrome, safarnama, chaos, lines, and abstract.

The inspiration behind this exhibition was the World Photography Day that was celebrated on August 19th. It was envisaged as a platform to recognise and celebrate the hard work behind the “perfect click”. According to the Photography Cell members, “The way you capture the essence of life in a photograph is unique, and we wanted to provide a medium to represent that uniqueness.”

The exhibition room was filled with photographs clicked by SCMC students, all unique but equally impressive in terms of the angles they were shot from, the choice of frames and their minute details. A beautifully handcrafted chandelier took centre stage at the event. A wide range of photographs, printed in the form of polaroids, was kept along with the chandelier for the visitors to select from and hang on the chandelier, making the experience more interactive for the attendees.

During the event, the Photography Cell also launched a brochure based on the Fashion Photography Workshop conducted for the 2024 Batch in their previous semester. The brochure listed the workshop’s highlights and showcased the pictures clicked during the event.

An elegant photo booth for students and guests to take pictures with their friends was another highlight of the exhibition.

Ms. Nishita Jain, the SCMC faculty member who teaches courses on photography, said the exhibition was aimed at making people understand how the process works and how a photograph, as a medium, connects with another human being and gets imprinted in their memories. Not just SCMC, photography enthusiasts from other colleges of Symbiosis International University (SIU) also visited the exhibition. The success of the event could be gauged from the many appreciative comments left on the feedback wall.

The exhibition helped bring the hidden talents among many SCMC students to the forefront and created a space for artistic talent to shine. The Photography Cell plans to make it a regular occurrence in the future so that every photographer gets a platform to showcase their art and be appreciated for the same.

Harshita Goyal
(Batch 2024)