Panaji::: 12/02/2020::: Three Goan photojournalists representing the Goa Union of Journalists have made it to the final list of 20 selected photojournalists from the country to display their work at the internationally acclaimed ‘Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai 2020’.
GUJ President and special photographer (The Times of India-Goa) Rajtilak Naik, principal photographer (Gomantak Times) Atish Naik and photographer (The Navhind Times) Hemant Parab have displayed their work on social issues along with other noted photojournalists from across the country at the prestigious Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai.
The selection criteria for the group photography exhibition ’20 PHOTOGRAPHERS 20 STORIES’, at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival demanded a long term research study project on any social issue affecting the society at large. Rajtilak Naik ‘s work ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ focussed on the dark side of tourism in Goa. Atish Naik’s work ‘Unprivileged’ highlighted the unlucky pockets of Goan villages which are yet to receive basic facilities, Hemant Parab’s work ‘Graphite Life’, talked about the graphite dust pollution in Amona village.
The other photojournalists whose works have been displayed includes India’s first woman photojournalist late Homai Variyawala, pioneer of aerial photography late Gopal Bodhe, noted photojournalist, former PTI photographer Shirish Shete, chief photographer-Indian Express Niraj Priyadarshani, veteran photojournalist Vasant Prabhu and others.
The exhibition ’20 PHOTOGRAPHERS 20 STORIES’ at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai 2020 has been curated by Shiresh R. Karrale (Mumbai School of Photography), Mukesh Parpiani (Piramal Art Gallery, NCPA Mumbai) and Varsha Karrale (Mumbai).