Join DPC Photowalk to Lodhi Garden
During this Photowalk, Lodhi garden offers beautiful colors of flowers and Nature.
Enjoy the amazing Winter Vibes & blue sky of Delhi this Dec
DPC Photo Walk Details:
Date-18th December 2022
Time- 7:30 to 9:00 am
Open for all Photo enthusiast
How to Reach
By Metro: Nearest station – Jor Bagh
Auto/Cab: please reach at Ashoka Gate No-1 Lodhi Garden
Lodhi Garden :
During British Raj, it was landscaped by Lady Willingdon, wife of Governor-General of India, Marquess of Willingdon, and hence named the ‘Lady Willingdon Park’ upon its inauguration on April 9, 1936, and 1947, after Independence, it was given its present name, Lodi Gardens.
As there is little architecture from these two periods remaining in India, Lodi Gardens is an important place of preservation. The tomb of Mohammed Shah is visible from the road and is the earliest structure in the gardens. The architecture is characterized by the octagonal chamber, with stone chhajjas on the roof and guldastas on the corners.
The tomb of Mohammed Shah, the last of the Sayyid dynasty rulers, the earliest of the tombs in the garden, was built in 1444 by Ala-ud-din Alam Shah as a tribute to Mohammed Shah.
After the 15th century Sayyid and Lodi dynasties, two villages grew around the monuments, but the villagers were relocated in 1936 in order to create the gardens.
Another tomb within the gardens is that of Sikander Lodi, which is similar to Mohammed Shah’s tomb, though without the chhatris, it was built by his son Ibrahim Lodi in 1517, the last Sultan of Delhi from Lodi dynasty, as he was defeated by Babur.
It is a simple rectangular structure on a high platform approached by a flight of steps. The tomb was renovated by the British, and an inscription mentioning Ibrahim Lodi’s defeat at the hands of Babur and the renovation was included in 1866.
o Free for first 20 People
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o 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
About Delhi Photography Club
Delhi Photography Club was set up with the intent of taking photography homes. The purpose of the DPC is to stimulate, enable, and nurture a fraternity of photography enthusiasts for mutual benefit.
As a club, we have brought together businessmen, diplomats, doctors, lawyers, homemakers, students and children and helped them in their creative expression using a camera.
by Samar S Jodha
The most encouraging platform in today’s conflicted world is the art space. It brings together the universal language of self-expression, does not discriminate on gender, income, or any cultural differences, and fosters a dialogue of inclusion.
Artist Probir Gupta believes in taking his art practice beyond his shadow. His work reflects the socio-political conflict of the world around us. As a mentor, he has extended this engagement through art education so that our society’s haves and the have-nots interact in a creative environment. His art initiative, Muktangan, creates and implements strategic art-centric mediation that is transformative and impacts the lives of vulnerable and marginalised children.
Eight years back, project SHAPE was initiated as a Public Art involvement for social action aimed at interventions in community spaces for inclusion and support. It started with 20 children from SPID, Udayan Care and Salaam Baalak Trust. Since then, these young minds have been on a journey of self-discovery, finding their voice, leading to skill development, and empowering their individuality. The engagement under this, SHAPE 3, comprises works by Sanjana, Arti, Muskaan, Priyanka, Sinku and Rani.
Muktangan has always had the good fortune to be supported by the artist community with collaborations and original artwork donations for fundraising. In today’s showcase, we have artists Vivan Sundaram, Vibha Galhotra, Sonia Khurana, Sharmila Samant, Samar Jodha, Ravi Agarwal, Ram Rahman, Qamar Dagar, Probir Gupta, Manisha Baswani, Anita Dube, Alok Som and Aban Raza, who have contributed their work to this collective mission.
So drop by and support art which is about inclusion
Join DPC Heritage Photowalk to Potters VillageDate- 16th Oct 2022
Time- 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM The potters of this village rely solely on their craft for their livelihood. You can appreciate the sharp contrast between the urban and rural parts of Delhi. Observe the daily activities and rituals of the locals. Our guide will also help you to strike a conversation with the potter community. Try your hand at the potter’s wheel. Kids playing some traditional Indian games in narrow streets make for a good camera-shot. And don’t forget to take back some memories, they have a small souvenir shop as well. Cultural interaction with the potters
Observing different types of pottery processes
Traditional Indian pottery
Of course, you can buy
How to Reach
Nearest metro station is Uttam Nagar East
We accept 20 people for the walk (to better manage the logistics and have a small group for the walk leader). 2 days prior to the walk you will get a mail containing all the details of the walk.
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by Samar S Jodha
It is said till the arrival of photography, there was minimal space for self-expression. Not everyone was talented or trained to be a painter, be it landscape, portrait or even documenting one’s surroundings. But with the arrival of photography, this started to change. Though one challenge remained, that device, the camera, was a mechanical challenge. You only owned one if you were a professional, an amateur or just had money to buy this expensive toy as part of your show-off. Some data jargon, about two decades+ back, on the arrival of digital cameras, the walls of being technically qualified to take pictures started to melt. And finally, in 2003, more camera phones were sold worldwide than stand-alone digital cameras, largely due to growth in Japan and Korea. In 2005, Nokia became the world’s most sold digital camera brand. In 2006, half of the world’s mobile phones had a built-in camera. According to Statista, the current number of smartphone users in the world today is 6.648 billion, meaning 83.32% of the world’s population owns a smartphone. It’s estimated that the number of pictures taken this year/2022 is about 54,400 every second, 196 million per hour, 4.7 billion per day, 32.9 billion per week, 143 billion per month, and 1.72 trillion before this year ends. Now that we are passed the spread of this device’s outreach let’s look at the actual impact on the photo-making itself. No prizes for guessing; vanity and human nature of projection couldn’t have been in better times, the selfie culture. At times with self+friends+environment and at times the self-obsession, carpet bombing, more like questioning one’s self-esteem or issues of state of mental health. And to add a tool, the sharing on social media. But the bigger picture, because of demystification and affordability of the camera, has created a much larger interest in the space of visual self-expression. No other art form has gained recognition than photography. Yes, this technology disrupted the professional space of photography, hurting countless professional photographers and shutting down businesses and other photo-related collateral damage. But the more significant gain, nearly everyone is a photographer, the interest in picture making, the consumption or sharing is through social media (yes, all part of digital noise) or generally people documenting their lives around their environment (professionally the “documentary photographer”) Like all creative expression, it’s your individuality and your way of expression. There is no good or bad picture; there is always room for bettering your picture. And because there are so many images all around us, it gives an opportunity to see, compare, learn and improve our photo-making. Finally, photography wins, like this gentleman I spotted on the roadside. He decided to stop his auto rickshaw and make a picture of this row of larger than life Ravans, what he thought was his frame of self-expression. Happy Dussehra & Subho Bijoy, everyone, and live your pictures every day
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