The fashion and art connect
The Capital gets a chance to see the ultimate connect between fashion and art with photography. The only medium that successfully connects the two different art forms. The Gallery on MG brings a curated exhibition of the best of renowned photographer Akash Das' work – Fashion, Wildlife and Travel.
Akashendu Das, popularly known as Akash Das, has been a pioneer in the art of visual communication and photography, and is one of the most prolific and commercially successful photographers in India today. This exhibition is a blend of fashion, travel and wildlife photography and brings to life the intrinsic beauty and distinctive personality of its subjects.
Das is world renowned in this genre and has exhibited at several prestigious art galleries across the globe. He is currently also exhibiting at Paris and Hamburg. Head over to the venue to see sixty of his best photographs. One of the best pieces of the collection will be auctioned at the venue as well.
Das is a path-breaking figure in Indian advertising. He has won many prestigious awards and has been a pioneer in the art of visual communication and photography.
His exhibition on the photographs of Asian elephants in their natural habitat is the first in the world that has been done on the subject. Named In Search of Asian Nudes, its unique stylization is a blend of art and wildlife photography and brings to life the intrinsic beauty and distinctive personality of the elephants. This treatment is evocative of the impeccably finished and intricately detailed etchings by the old masters.
With a sensitive socially conscious person he works closely with WWF on wildlife conservation issues. He has been long involved in the promotion of tiger conservation, including doing the photography for a twelve-page calendar in celebration of the Year of the Tiger. Das is the only photographer whose black and white exhibition In Search of Asian Nudes got engraved in Limca Book of World Records as the first of its kind in art.
WHERE: The Gallery on MG
WHEN: 19 and 20 October, 11 am to 7 pm