Photos: Jamia Millia Islamia
Text: Guardian 20
Recently, a photography exhibition, titled Beauty of the Nation, was organised at the Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. It featured 43 photographs taken by students from the mass communications department of the college. The show—intended to capture established norms of beauty, cities, spaces, conflict, nature, environment, gender— was curated by professor F.B. Khan. According to Khan, “All powerful stories told in pictures will tug at the viewers’ heart strings, making them question and ask more, share a slice of this vast country that is India and do what photos do best, from the lens of young inquisitive minds, who are also trained eyes at spotting a moment and capturing it for posterity.”
Apart from acting as a platform for students and aspiring photographers looking to showcase their talent, the exhibition brought out glimpses of a vast nation in all its prolific glory.