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A Young Perspective

In his impressive debut photography exhibition, B.Com student and passionate photographer Pranjal Marwaha proves well why he is the one to look out for in the future

For any artist working in any medium, a debut solo exhibition is always an important milestone. For some it takes years of perseverance and time spent honing their skills before they feel ready to put out their work in public view. 

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rnPhoto By: Vikram Joy

Pranjal Marwaha, a first year B.Com student from SD College is lucky to have had an early start. The 20-year-old is out with his debut photography exhibition on at the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10, Chandigarh. It is only fair that we admit that we approached the exhibition with some inhibition. In today’s times when each one of us, armed with some kind of camera or the other, is as good as any other amateur photographer, we hoped not to see predictable images.

A Young Perspective, Lifeinchd

A Young Perspective, Lifeinchd

But Pranjal Marwaha’s show titled ‘Perspectography’ offers a well curated and refreshing set of images with much credit to his mentor Navneet Saxena of Sculpteye as well. A former student of Vivek High School, Marwaha took to photography early on, attending lessons in school. “Being a travel enthusiast and adventure lover, photography was introduced to me as an activity in school. It soon became an inseparable part of my life,” says Marwaha as he takes us through his exhibition. 

A Young Perspective, Lifeinchd
rnPhoto By: Vikram Joy

Attending international workshops and travelling to places around the world over the years has helped Marwaha put together his first collection. His favourite subjects are cityscapes, nature and architecture. It’s his work in the latter that makes us sit up and take notice. While the views of the world’s beautiful locations –Switzerland, Canada, Singapore, France, Germany, Italy and Uttarakhand – have been captured with the skilfulness, his play with architecture is arresting. And even though Marwaha admits he loves shooting in colour (there are some good ones also), we loved his black and white work more. You also realise that the young lad has been trained well with technique and it comes to light in his debut collection.

A Young Perspective, Lifeinchd

A Young Perspective, Lifeinchd

Though he’s been a part of group shows earlier, his debut exhibition is well deserved and shows a lot of promise. This is one photographer the city should look out for in the future. 

The exhibition is on till March 12.

 

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