Photography workshop by Chirodeep Chaudhary and Presentation on Gandhi by Artist Subodh Kerkar

Bangalore International Centre

Photography workshop by Chirodeep Chaudhary and Presentation on Gandhi by Artist Subodh Kerkar

Talks |

Bangalore International Centre | Bangalore |

Mar 01 | 11:30 a.m.

Ends on: Mar 02

About Photography workshop by Chirodeep Chaudhary and Presentation on Gandhi by Artist Subodh Kerkar

Imagining Gandhi Through Craft is a  unique, first-ever tribute to Mahatma Gandhi through images created by craftspeople, each in a different textile, art and craft of India which is ongoing right now at Bangalore International Centre, Domlur. Well known Photographer Chirodeep Chaudhuri and Noted Artist Subodh Kerkar will be talking about their respective work with a perspective on Gandhiji on 1st and 2nd March respectively.

1ST Mar 2020 (Sunday) / 11:30 am - ·       Talk and discussions on photography by Chirodeep Chaudhuri

Chirodeep Chaudhuri, well known documentary photographer, will be conducting an illustrated talk titled, 'Looking for Mr. Gandhi', about his eclectic collection of Gandhi figurines, which as of now stands at 59 objects collected from across the country and from around the world. He will also be showcasing some of his on-going work of his various other Gandhi encounters from murals on schools walls, statues in small town India and even finding a charkha in Kalna; West Bengal, that once belonged to the Mahatma himself.

Chirodeep’s work is part of the collection of the Museum of Photographic Arts (Houston, USA), the Peabody Essex Museum (Massachusetts; USA) and the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan) along with many private collections in India. In his two-decade career in visual communication, Chirodeep Chaudhuri has worn many hats. Till recently, he was heading the Design and Photography departments of Timeout, and later working as the Consulting Editor of Photography of National Geographic Traveler (India). Chirodeep’s work largely documents the urban landscape and he has often been referred to as the “chronicler of Bombay”. During his career, he has produced diverse documents of his home city in a range of projects documenting its architectural and social landscape.

He recently photographed a series of craft stories for a project with Dastkari Haat Samiti for Google Arts & Culture.



2nd Mar 2020 (Monday) / 8 pm - ·       Presentation on Gandhi, by artist Subodh Kerkar

The founder of Museum of Goa, Dr. Subodh Kerkar gave up a thriving practice in medicine ten years ago to spend more time and energy on art, when he realised that his love for art far exceeded that for medicine. Dr Kerkar found ample material in the endless vistas of beauty that are spread across the land of Goa. His work, therefore, is an attempt to capture the essence of Goa in her various moods, right from the pristine beaches, the majestic sea smiling under a blue sky, the waving palms and the human figures enjoying the lavish display of nature. The artist in Dr Kerkar absorbs all that he observes, whether from nature or from painters, and translates it into a distinctive style of his own. He has developed a special passion for presenting Mahatma Gandhi through his unique view of art and life.