Saturday, July 5, 2014

Albus Atrum 2014 opens to a full house

Albus Atrum 2014 opens to a full house

                                  ALBUS ATRUM drew an overwhelming response on the opening day with Mumbaikars from all walks of life making a beeline to have a dekko at the fabulous images on display. 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. Niranjan Hiranadani and Rashmi Uday Singh arrived well in time and were in great spirits.      
                                  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 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 Bhandarimingled freely with the guests. 
                                 A select 150 images captured by the students trained & mentored at BVSoP, was on display at the exhibition. These images will span disciplines like fashion, portraiture, still-life, food & beverage, automobile, travel, and people photography amongst others and bear testimony to BVSoP and new media. Its faculty’s passion to bring out the best from the budding talent.

                                  Said Dr. Vishwajeet Kadam, secretary, Bhartiya Vidyapeeth, “I am proud of the forthcoming showcase of our students’ talent vide ALBUS ATRUM – 14.  It is indeed a momentous occasion for all of us at Bharati Vidyapeeth. Nothing could be more gratifying for me.”

 “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... We established 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 natural extension of the photography industry.

“BVSoP has shown great promise & potential, and is on its way to crowning itself a world class institution.  My kudos to the mentoring team that's behind this success. I firmly believe that talent without proper care, mentoring & nurturing, is like a beautiful flower that never basked in the glorious rays of the Sun.  I equally as much 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 endeavors.  I shall always remain committed to the Vision and beliefs that we hold dear inBharati 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, well informed 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 region.

                             Avinash Gowarikar, celebrity photographer adds, “I am very happy to be closely associated with BVSoP for the last one year. Students have really worked hard at gathering knowledge and expertise required to be good photographers. I wish them the very best for this exhibition.”

“Having been a guest lecturer at BVSoP, I would say that they're doing a fantastic job of providing the right equipment, interactive space and guidance to nurture the future of Indian photography” added Vikram Bawa, fashion photographer and film director.

                             ALBUS ATRUM - 14 opened at the Tao Art Gallery, Worli, on the 4th July 2014 and will wind up on the 6th July 2014. Visitors will be treated to images which score high on creativity, originality and excellent production value.

About BVSoP:
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University is India’s leading education hub which trains students from across the world. Establishing BVSoP, the university added yet another feather to its already studded cap. Situated in the Bharati Vidyapeeth campus at Dhankavdi, Pune, BVSoP is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and trained by an illustrious faculty of full time & visiting photographers.

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