Friday, October 21, 2011

European Architecture

European Architecture, a photo exhibition by Sanyam Bahga held at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh from October 11 to 16 was unique in its own way. Sanyam is a student of Architecture and had made these images as a part of his project for the course. But what impressed me and other photographers here was the quality of his images. These appeared as if by a Travel Photographer shot at different places in Europe.

Secondly, he had shun the concept of bold frames for photographs. Here I had already been discussing with some of my photo-friends that the increasing trend of framing images for exhibitions either behind glass or laminate them adds to the total cost of the exhibition. And after the exhibition is over, one has to find a place to store these frames. Sanyam had used thin lining of black coloured plastic to cover the edges of the board on borders. His exhibition also added a point to our debate whether to use bold frames or not.

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