Nothing can be a close substitute to being in Munnar, Alleppey or Cochin, but Sharma gets pretty close. All this week, catch God's own country in your own town.
Chitramayee - State Gallery Of Fine Arts is organising an exhibition of photographs by G B K Sharma, from 1st to 10th June. Titled Kairaly 2007, the display has 30 exclusive photographs captured within God's own country, Kerala.
Sharma has clicked these photographs in the towns of Munnar, Alleppey, Cochin and Trivandrum. Munnar is known for its sprawling tea gardens and natural landscapes, while Alleppey is a coastal town famous for backwaters, snake-boat races and golden sand beaches. Cochin lies 64 kilometres north of Alleppey, and is known for the seaport and the beautiful backwaters, while Trivandrum (or Thiruvananthapuram) is the state capital.
In addition to the scenic beauty, Kerala has a rich culture. Kalaripayattu is a traditional martial art of sword fighting which involves speed, coordination and athleticism. Kathakali is a dance form of the state known for the rigorous movement of hands and wonderful face expressions. It is these images of Kerala that Sharma got attracted to and arrested in his camera.
Sharma is a final year BFA student of photography at the JNTU College Of Fine Arts. Aspiring to become a cinematographer, he loves shooting still photography, especially nature. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Mines and Geology Minister Sabita Indra Reddy. The Director of the Andhra Pradesh Police Academy, Gopinath Reddy, and Member of Legislative Council Mohan Reddy are the other guests who will be present during the inauguration.
Please contact 2311-3308/98486-66262 for further details.