I've just landed up back in Chennai - for a third year (hence 'Chennai 3') I'm spending a semester teaching at the Asian College of Journalism. I'll meet the class for the first time on Monday. Meanwhile, just a five minute stroll from where I'm staying, I came across the annual exhibition of the Chennai Photowalk (look them up on Facebook), a group of enthusiastic photographers who every couple of weeks go out for a group wander to find things/people/cityscapes to photograph in this wonderfully photogenic city.
This photography exhibition was happy for visitors to photograph the impressive array of exhibits - the photo above (and just to emphasise, I can claim no creative credit for this image - Sethu Raman was the photographer) was my favourite.
I did manage to get a group photo of at least some of those exhibiting. I was assured that to join the Chennai Photowalk group you didn't have to be a top talent, high end photographer ... indeed you didn't even have to have a camera. So, what's not to like about it - I've signed up to the Facebook group and watch this space to see what transpires at their walks.
Many of the photographs make use of humour - a few made me laugh out loud. And in a city where water is ever present, the exhibition was drenched with monsoon rains, sandy beaches and froth-topped waves. Here's a few of my favourites (and again, all credit to exhibitors of the Chennai Photowalk group whose names feature below the mounted photographs).
If you are in Chennai, the closing day of the exhibition is tomorrow (Sunday - 27th January)
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