Monday, 23 April 2012

Reality Gives Events...Art class students explore Bandra through a camera lens

A child from a vistor enjoying the afternoon
Last week we invited you for the exhibition 'Dharavi: hum baccho ki nazar se - Dharavi: through kids' eyes' at False Ceiling Gallery in Bandra West from 21st to 24th April.It is still going on and everybody is welcome to marvel at the photos. But hurry up, we already sold a lot of photographs!

After the opening event on Saturday was a thorough success we invited the students from the art class on Sunday to see their photography in frames.  Together with the visitors of the exhibition, some street kids from Bandra and five professional photographers the 20 kids explored the area of Pali Hill like they did in Dharavi – capturing dogs, kids, shops, plants and themselves. Some of them have never been in Bandra before. “I liked the big camera of our teacher. And I even made some nice pictures of the fruit market. I really like Bandra.” Gulzar from Dharavi said happily.

After the exciting photo walks the kids got back to the gallery where they had some snacks and drinks followed by the highlight of the afternoon: a performance by the circus artist David Poznanter. His juggling show impressed the kids and a few of them also tried their luck with the glowing balls. “I’ve never seen such a juggling – he even did it with five balls! That was so cool!” Laxmi, a girl who comes to the Dharavi Community Center of Reality Gives everyday said amazed. After this he made some balloons creatures for the students: hearts, motorbikes, elephants and dogs. Even the older kids wanted to take the funny balloons home. An afternoon they won’t forget so fast.

Mujassum, Laxmi and Viral (from the left) in front of the art gallery
Balloon Snail

David, a circus artist makes balloon creatures for kids

Juggling Show with shiny balls - the kids couldn't take their eyes of the performance!

After David's show the kids also tried their lucks with the balls

Student takes a picture of Summer

Vivek, a professional photographer shows the kids how to use his  camera

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