Aiming for the moon
Capturing all the 28 phases of the moon over a period of one year, at various locations in the city beautiful Chandigarh, photographer Madhu Pandit displays her romance with the moon at 'Mehnaaz – The Moon' – an ode to her love – mystical, spiritual and poetic.
It is the journey of a conceptual photographer who has captured canvases that leave everyone amazed. 'Mehnaaz' is her latest theme, where the Moon is her muse. Madhu's love affair with the moon dates back to her childhood but picked up passion and pace in the last 12 months.
On display at the India International Centre (IIC) are 34 art works of this professional photographer that beckon the Delhi residents to come and experience her spiritual and metaphysical journey while shooting the Moon with the precision of her camera. Her endeavor is that every visitor should enjoy the works and decipher his or her relationship with the moon through them.
'Mehnaaz' has been exhibited at the Art gallery of the Chandigarh Museum and National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA); Mumbai (January 2016) where it has received a lot of appreciation. Madhu's earlier works have also been acknowledged across the spectrum and recognition has come her way for her three solo exhibitions held at Alliance Françoise, Chandigarh; Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA); Mumbai on 'Flowers and Ice – Fragrance of Eternity'. She also bagged top honours in "Chandigarh in the monsoon" contest by the Chandigarh Administration in September 2007.
Madhu is a professional photographer whose works range from industrial and advertising photo shoots to still and art. In her pursuit of excellence, Madhu herself has attended Photography Workshops at Manohar Desai National Institute of Photography, a Fashion Photography Workshop with Vikram Bawa, Fashion and Portfolio workshop with Tarun Khaiwal at Mumbai and Photography and Photo Journalism Workshop with Raghu Rai at Chandigarh.