14 April 2017


25 people from various walks of life united by a common passion for photography came together on 8th April, 2017 to the 1st #AvTvISO_BangalorePhotowalk at Freedom Park in Bangalore.

An ideal place for an early morning photo walk, the sprawling 21 acre Freedom Park is inspired by parks in London. At one time, it housed the central jail and so is now home to the barracks, a central tower, the jail museum, a sculpture court, a water fountain and a big open children’s play area making it an ideal place for photography. We saw many of the photo walkers lost in capturing the architectural details of the jail while some drew inspiration from people using the park for play or otherwise.

What was remarkable was that a group of people who had perhaps not met before shared an experience together where each one was comfortable to talk about the ideas they loved and give each other constructive feedback. It did not matter if someone was new to photography or another person was a professional. This was a platform where everyone contributed to a lot of discussions around photography. There was much learning and even more sharing with participants enthusiastically practicing the art photography.

                                                     Pix by Shishir Pal Singh

We saw many photographs that were taken that day and many perspectives emerged from the photo walk. The photo walkers have already uploaded their clicks from the day on their Instagram and our Facebook Group. If you want to see images from this photowalk, look for them with the #AvTvISO_BangalorePhotowalk on Instagram and on our Facebook Group. Watch this space for the results of the photo walk challenge. 

~Rahul Ranjan

[Rahul is a globe-trotting photographer who led this photo-walk to success in Bangalore. We are thankful for his engagement in this initiative.] 

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