In COVID times even exhibitions go virtual

In COVID times even exhibitions go virtual

 Known for his acclaimed exhibitions on Bollywood personalities like Amitabh Bachchan and Javed Akhtar, photojournalist Pradeep Chandra has adapted to the post-Covid world by launching a virtual exhibition on noted poet and filmmaker, Pritish Nandy. He intends to have another virtual exhibition shortly for actress and social activist Shabana Azmi.

Pradeep Chandra has been a popular photo-journalist. He is also an author and occasional painter. His work has been showcased across the globe. His famous exhibition on the plight of Kashmir Pandits was well appreciated. To celebrate 50 years of Independence, he also did an acclaimed exhibition in Mumbai. Chandra’s tribute exhibition to Amitabh Bachchan on his 61st birthday at J W Marriott was inaugurated and praised by Mr Bachchan, as well as the press. He has written a coffee-table book on M F Husain and another on Amitabh Bachchan, besides penning books on Abhishek Bachchan and Aamir Khan. His forthcoming book is titled Mumbai- City of Gold.

“The virtual exhibition that I have conceived is a trendsetter in many ways. Cutting edge technology and artistry has been used to give a real gallery-like feel to the virtual exhibition. I want my visitors to feel that they are in an art gallery and not viewing the exhibition from their home or laptop. I have tried to replicate the perception and vision one would experience when visiting an art gallery for an exhibition,” says Pradeep Chandra.

Launched open today, the exhibition titled, PNC – A Virtual Exhibition has showcased rare photographs of Pritish Nandy with a variety of public personalities in various moods and settings. It will be showcased for a period of two weeks and will conclude on 23 June. The second virtual exhibition, on Shabana Azmi, will be launched in July 2020.

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