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A photographic Exhibition on the Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Presented by the India International Centre, New Delhi

ISLAND WORLDS…of land and sea
A photographic Exhibition on the Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Specially produced on silk

By 
Pankaj Sekhsaria

@
The Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, 
India International Centre, New Delhi – 110003


22 July (Saturday) to 2 August, 2016 (Wednesday)
11 am to 7.00 pm

Inauguration
Friday, 21st July, 6.30 pm 
By 
NamitaGokhale, Author

A special illustrated talk on the islands by Pankaj Sekhsaria 

27th July (Thursday): 6.30 pm
Chair: DrAmita Baviskar

Specially re-produced on silk fabric to create a new visual and aesthetic experience, this exhibition is a story, in images, of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands and a world of mystery and charm we know so little about. Washed by a rolling green and blue sea, this fragile world is rich with startling beauty and magical lyricism. Ancient turtles nesting on desolate beaches, translucent jellyfish floating in rich tropical waters, giant rainforest trees holding up the heavens, whistling teals in the soft light of a reflected moon…turning away is a challenge as we are drawn into this striking but delicate, gossamer like island worlds

Island Worlds brings together PankajSekhsaria’s 20 years of work and photography in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The exhibition travels to Delhi after successful shows in 2016 in Pune, Chennai and Goa. 

Pankaj Sekhsariais a researcher writer, photographer and academic who has worked in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for the last two decades. He is also author of four books on the islands including his debut novel, The Last Wave (HarperCollins India, 2014) a story deeply embedded inthe history, ecology and people of the place and Islands in Flux – the Andaman and Nicobar Story (HarperCollins India, 2017), a collection of two decades of his writings on the islands. 
Pankaj isa member of the environmental action group, Kalpavriksh, where he works on issues of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and also edits the bi-monthly newsletter, the Protected Area Update. He has been a freelance writer and photographer for a long time and has published widely in the Indian media on a range of issues related to the environment, wildlife, conservation and the A&N Islands.
He has a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, a master’s degree in Mass Communication and a recent doctorate in Science and Technology Studies (STS) where he studied scientific research and innovation practices in six Indian nano-science and technology labs.

Contact
Pankaj Sekhsaria: Tel. 09423009933; Email: psekhsaria@gmail.com


Here are links to some of the reviews of the exhibition: 
1) A review of the exhibition in The Hindu Sunday Magazine
http://www.thehindu.com/features/magazine/kunal-ray-on-island-worlds-by-pankaj-sekhsaria-recently-held-at-punes-gyaan-adab/article8285882.ece

2) A feature on outlook.com
http://beta.outlooktraveller.com/photo-features/andaman-islands-




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