Reflecting on the Valley, a photographic exhibition by a lawyer and a Chennai artist draws attention to Kashmir after the removal of section 370 and life during the plague.
When Sithara Sarangan took a week-long trip to the Lower Himalayas in September, he returned not only with what changed Kashmir’s life, but also with work.
A 28-year-old Chennai lawyer, artist and photographer is now preparing for an art exhibition, entitled Reimagining The Valley at Art Houz Gallery. The exhibition, a fundraiser for ELFA (Education and Lifetime), is an NGO based in Kashmir, which focuses on education, life, youth and women’s issues in Jammu and Kashmir. During the epidemic and closure, they have been involved in the development of COVID-19. It was founded by Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna and Iqbal Mohamed, founder of Udhagamandalam-based Light and Life Academy of Photography.
“I was fascinated by Kashmir. I have always been fascinated by the Valley because it has been difficult.
The photo gallery has 39 images captured using the Fujifilm X-A 20 Mirrorless camera. Along the way, he passed through Srinagar, Pahalgam, Anantnag and Marrgantop, meeting people in the area and interacting with them.
Selling images on display continues www.arthouz.com, and all funds will be donated to ELFA.
The exhibition runs until November 7, at the Art Houz Gallery, Nungambakkam, from 11am to 7pm. For more information, call: 8056062346