Visit Andaman & Nicobar with ISLAND WORLDS of Land and Sea, an exhibition produced on silk

The scenic beauty of Andaman & Nicobar Islands come alive in a photographic exhibition by Pankaj Sekhsaria. 22 July to 2 August 2017_Island Worlds...of Land & Sea_photo exhibition by Pankaj Sekhsaria at IIC (1) 22 July to 2 August 2017_Island Worlds...of Land & Sea_photo exhibition by Pankaj Sekhsaria at IIC (3) 22 July to 2 August 2017_Island Worlds...of Land & Sea_photo exhibition by Pankaj Sekhsaria at IIC (5) 22 July to 2 August 2017_Island Worlds...of Land & Sea_photo exhibition by Pankaj Sekhsaria at IIC (6) island worlds...1 Island worlds...2 22 July to 2 August 2017_Island Worlds...of Land & Sea_photo exhibition by Pankaj Sekhsaria at IIC (2)ISLAND WORLDS of land and sea, is specially re-produced on silk fabric to create a new visual and aesthetic experience. This exhibition is nothing less than a story, in images, of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands and a world of mystery and charm we know so little about. Washed by a rolling green and blue sea, this fragile world is rich with startling beauty and magical lyricism. Ancient turtles nesting on desolate beaches, translucent jellyfish floating in rich tropical waters, giant rainforest trees holding up the heavens, whistling teals in the soft light of a reflected moon…turning away is a challenge as we are drawn into this striking but delicate, gossamer like island worlds

Island Worlds brings together Pankaj Sekhsaria’s 20 years of work and photography in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The exhibition travels to Delhi after successful shows in 2016 in Pune, Chennai and Goa.

Pankaj Sekhsaria is a researcher writer, photographer and academic who has worked in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for the last two decades. He is also author of four books on the islands including his debut novel, The Last Wave (HarperCollins India, 2014) a story deeply embedded in the history, ecology and people of the place and Islands in Flux – the Andaman and Nicobar Story (HarperCollins India, 2017), a collection of two decades of his writings on the islands.

Pankaj is a member of the environmental action group, Kalpavriksh, where he works on issues of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and also edits the bi-monthly newsletter, the Protected Area Update. He has been a freelance writer and photographer for a long time and has published widely in the Indian media on a range of issues related to the environment, wildlife, conservation and the A&N Islands.

Date: 22nd July- 2nd August 2017
Venue: The Art Gallery, India International Centre, Lodhi Road
Viewing Time: 11 am – 7 pm

 


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