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DPC Pune Heritage Photowalk Parvati Hills 21st Aug

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DPC Presents it’s next photowalk at Pune for photography enthusiasts .

So Pune Gear up and lets rock with our cameras.

The walk will be at Parvati Hill, Parvati Paytha, Pune .
Date : 21st August 2016 , Time 8.00 am to 10.00 am

Parvati Hill is a hillock in Pune, India. The hillock rises to 2,100 feet (640 m) above sea level (It includes Punes MSL which is 560m from sea level, so effecitvely it’s 80m(263 feet) from ground base). Atop the hillock is the Parvati Temple, one of the most scenic locations in Pune. The temple is the oldest heritage structure in Pune and was built during the rule of the Peshwa dynasty. For visitors, Parvati hill is also an observation point that offers a panoramic view of Pune. It is the second highest point in Pune (after Vetal Hill). The hill has 103 steps leading to the top of the hill where the temple is situated.

We will finish our walk with a small photo discussion .

Register and Book your place @ www.delhiphotographyclub.com/register

Once you register for this walk we will send you confirmation mail 2 days prior to the event.

Please Note:
1. Kindly carry waterbottles and rain coats and caps in case of rain.
2. If you register and confirm that you will be attending and do not turn up, you have denied someone as enthusiastic as you, a chance of the walk. Therefore, please register and confirm only if you are reasonably certain to make it on the day :)

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World Photo Day : Bang bang Club movie screening at DPC 19th August

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DPC celebrates World Photo Day with full of zeal and enthuisam keeping the spirit alive we are screen this beautiful movie at DPC.

You are invited.

The Bang Bang Club

The Bang Bang Club was a group of photographers and photojournalists active within the townships of South Africa between 1990 and 1994, during the transition from the apartheid system to government based on universal suffrage. This period saw much black on black factional violence, particularly fighting between ANC and IFP supporters, after the lifting of the bans on both political parties.
Kevin Carter, Greg Marinovich, Ken Oosterbroek, and João Silva were the four associated with the name, although a number of photographers and photojournalists worked alongside them (such as James Nachtwey and Gary Bernard). A movie about the group, directed by Steven Silver and starring Taylor Kitsch, Ryan Phillippe and Malin Åkerman, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010.

The name “The Bang Bang Club” was born out of an article published in the South African magazine Living. Originally named The Bang Bang Paparazzi, it was changed to “Club” because the members felt the word paparazzi misrepresented their work. The name comes from the culture itself; township residents spoke to the photographers about the “bang-bang” in reference to violence occurring within their communities, but more literally, “bang-bang” refers to the sound of gunfire and is a colloquialism used by conflict photographers.
On 18 April 1994, during a firefight between the National Peacekeeping Force and African National Congress supporters in the Thokoza township, friendly fire killed Oosterbroek and seriously injured Marinovich. An inquest into Oosterbroek’s death began in 1995. The magistrate ruled that no party should be blamed for the death. In 1999, peacekeeper Brian Mkhize told Marinovich and Silva that he believed that the bullet that killed Oosterbroek had come from the National Peacekeeping Force.
In July 1994, Carter committed suicide.
On 23 October 2010, Silva stepped on a landmine while on patrol with US soldiers in Kandahar, Afghanistan and lost both legs below the knee.

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DPC Announces Heritage Photowalk Mehrauli Archaeological Park 20-21st august

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The magnificent Mehrauli Archaeological Park, adjacent to the Qutb Minar Complex, hides more than eighty historical marvels housing monuments that date back to the time period of Prithviraj Chauhan.

The park compares with any archaeological site worldwide for its rich concentration of a diverse range of architectural heritage in a landscaped setting. The main attractions include the mosque and tomb of Jamali Kamali, a stepwell and residence of a British official.

The Jamali Kamali mosque was built in 1528 in honour of the Sufi saint Shaikh Hamid bin Fazlullah, also known as Dervish Shaikh Jamali Kamboh Dihlawi or Jalal Khan. The saint’s tomb built in 1536 upon his death is adjacent to the mosque.

Several attractions like Gateway of Balaban’s Tomb, ruins from Balab’n’s Era (Ruined Village), Metcalf’s Canopy, Boat House, Metcalf’s Bridge, Stable, Tomb with SandStone Jharokhas, Gatehouse, Walled Mosque, Sarai, Mughal Tomb, Rajon ki Baoli, Gandhak Ki Baoli etc. make the park a splendid place for the purpose of photography.

How to reach there:

Metro : Nearest station – Qutub

Auto/Cab : Ask to be dropped at Jamali Kamali ( near Lado Sarai ) and then come to Bhul bhulia near mehrauli Bus stand.


Please note, if you register and confirm that you will be attending and do not turn up, you have denied someone as enthusiastic as you a chance of the walk. Therefore please register and confirm only if you are reasonably certain to make it on the day. :)

2 days prior to the walk, we send out the confirmation mails.

 

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A tour of B & W Photography : Past Present and Future

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It gives us immense pleasure to inform you that this month we are inviting ace photographer Santanu Chakraborty at DPC in the ongoing series of calling senior photographers at DPC for a tea talk session exclusively for our members on Black n White Photography.

A Tour of Black and White Photography: Past, Present and Future
This talk will discuss the origins of photography taking us through the various processes that ushered in photography.
Instead of fading away into history many of these methods, each with their unique look, have returned under the moniker of “Alternative” Photography. Photography moved on from these methods into the more convenient silver gelatin based technique that we today know as Film. Santanu will be discussing various techniques, their processes and subtleties along with the works of master practitioners from both the past and the present. All along contrasting the old methods of shooting and printmaking with the modern digital methods of today to give you a comprehensive overview that will help you choose the processes that most enhance your artistic vision.

Date: 7th August, Sunday
Timings: 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Venue: Delhi Photography Club Lounge,
Shahpur Jat Village
About Santanu Chakraborty:
Santanu, is a trained painter since childhood until it was time to go to college due to peer pressure to go and study engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay.
However, he continued the Black and White work in his college darkroom.
After completing engineering, he studied Molecular Biology and Neuroscience at Columbia University.
He also took a course in printing at the ICP and a black and white workshop with master printer Jim Megargee. Jim has printed for a who’s who of diverse masters from Annie Leibovitz to James Nachtwey and his brief influence brought in a level of observation and discipline which has been a prolonged influence in his subsequent reading of black and white technique.
In 2009, Santanu decided to return and pursue long term photographic projects in India. His works from Kolkata has been shown in solo shows at the Jehangir Art Gallery and the National Center for Performing Arts, both in Mumbai. He continue to work on his own projects in Calcutta and the Himalayas as well as teach workshops on black and white work around the country.Between personal work and workshops, he also writes a science column for the Bangalore.

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DPC Pune Heritage Photowalk Mahathma Phule Mandai

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DPC Presents a brand new photowalk at Pune for photography enthusiasts .

So Pune Gear up and lets rock with our cameras.

The walk will be at Mahathma Phule mandai ( fruit & Vegetable ) market .
Date : 07th August , Time 8.00 am to 10.00 am

Mahathma Phule Mandai is the biggest vegetable market in pune. It is located in heart of Pune in shukarwar peth area. The market’s main entrance is located on the road connecting shanipar to chattarpati shiva ji Road, it has eight entrances.
The market is located next to Tulsi Baugh which is another big market in pune. It supplies vegetables, fruits and articles for Pooja (Hindu worship). The market was built by the British government during the Indian pre-independence era.
It has about 526 stalls of fruits and vegetables. The market is always crowded because fruits and vegetable are available at lower cost than other places in the city, but is most crowded on weekends and holidays.

We will finish our walk with a small photo discussion .

Register and Book your place @ www.delhiphotographyclub.com/register

Once you register for this walk we will send you confirmation mail 2 days prior to the event.

Please Note:�
1. Kindly carry waterbottles, caps and sun glasses due to overwhemling high temperatures outside.
2. If you register and confirm that you will be attending and do not turn up, you have denied someone as enthusiastic as you, a chance of the walk. Therefore, please register and confirm only if you are reasonably certain to make it on the day :)

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DPC Phototrip to Spiti August 2016

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In the month of August, we are again going to Spiti, to witness and capture the most beautiful monasteries, landscapes and the local people. Its going to be a six day trip. We will be going by road.
Kindly pre-book with us, in case you are interested in going.
Itinerary
DAY 0: 09 th August Delhi to Manali
DAY 1: 10 th August  Manali to Kaza (Night stay in hotel at Kaza)
DAY 2: 11 th August Ki and Khibbar Monastery
DAY 3: 12 th August Rangrik , Lanza and Comic
DAY 4: 13 th August   Dhankar and Tabo
DAY 5: 14 th August Nightstay at Chandrataal
DAY 6: 15 th August   Starting Back
DAY 7: 16 th August Reaching Delhi

Other Important Details

Stay: will be on twin sharing basis in a home stay environment.
Mode of travel: We will be traveling in an AC TEMPO traveller together.
Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip so long as it digital. For yourself, please carry wollen cloths , comfortable shoes, take hats/caps, shades and sunscreen!
Fee (per person) : 17000 (including registration fee)
For  DPC Members : 16000
Fee includes travel & group transfers, stay and meals
Please note : If there is any special need please do let us  know in advance . For any medical requirements please share the history so that if required we may carry the medications to avoid any mishap.

Feel free to call us for further clarifications