Albus Atrum, a photography exhibition by the students of Bharatiya Vidyapeeth drew an overwhelming response on the opening day. The exhibition took place at the Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, from 4th July to 6th July 2014. Dr. Vishwajeet Kadam, Bharat Dabholkar, Avinash Govarikar, Subhas Avchat, Rajan chaughule and Kunal Vijaykar did the honours for this exclusive 3 day photography exhibition by the students of Bharatiya Vidyapeeth. The opening was also attended by Niranjan Hiranadani and Rashmi Uday Singh.
Sonali Kulkarni made a rare appearance. Sandhya Shetty was all praise for the efforts of the students and was also overheard speaking about her preparations for the karate championship in the forthcoming Asian games. Parvez Damania was accompanied by his wife Roshni. Viveck Shettyy was spotted exchanging notes about the future of the Indian economy with Kamlesh Hemdev. Ace photographers Girish Mistry and Vikram Bawa were also spotted at this do. Vasant Bhandari mingled freely with the guests. A select 150 images captured by the students trained and mentored at Bharatiya Vidyapeeth School of Photography (BVSoP), was on display at the exhibition. These images span across disciplines like fashion, portraiture, still-life, food and beverage, automobile, travel, and people photography amongst others and bear testimony to BVSoP and new media.
“At Bharati Vidyapeeth we believe that education is the most potent channel to empower humanity and enrich their life, and future. This vision has helped us establish presence across geographies, educational streams, disciplines, subjects etc.We established the BVSoP to further this Vision. I am glad to state that our students have proven us right, once again!” added a proud Dr. Kadam. He also said that the school has now started its education in cinematography, film-making, sound etc. as a natural extension of the photography industry.
“BVSoP has shown great promise and potential, and is on its way to crowning itself a world class institution. Kudos to the mentoring team that’s behind this success. I firmly believe that talent without proper care, mentoring and nurturing, is like a beautiful flower that never basked in the glorious rays of the sun. I equally believe that it is their talent that is today our foremost measure of success. I take this opportunity to congratulate and wish them success in all such endeavours. I shall always remain committed to the Vision and beliefs that we hold dear at Bharati Vidyapeeth, of which BVSoP is an integral part,” elaborated Dr. Kadam.
Mr. Rajan Chaughule, Director of BVSoP and a photographer himself said, “For students to become skilled in photography, the alma mater needs to be appropriately equipped with infrastructure, technology, tools and most importantly, wellinformed faculty. BVSoP, being state-of-the-art on most counts, helps students tremendously. That’s why we are also able to attract students from all over the country and even the border regions.”