The collection is a rebellious stand against the narratives that have been written by a patriarchal society to picturise an ideal image of how a woman should be.
As the name suggests AADYA, takes us back to the forgotten pages of mythology, where indeed the ‘creator’ was a woman or ‘AADYA’. The collection narrates the stories of many such injustices and focuses on how
reality was so often morphed by patriarchy to mould stories to vacate their idea of righteousness to their convenience.
Whether, it be the story of Sita, Draupadi or Kali, in an often made attempt to make ’hero’ out of a ‘man’, Not only in mythology, till now how women gets suppressed under societal rule and we named it “Vidhi ka
Vidhan” to follow.
This collection attempts to bring forward a woman’s narrative, a woman’s
journey that often went unheard.
Concept and photography: IIPian Sitanmay Maity
Designer and Concept - @kajaldan_
Model - @niharikagrover97
Assist - @sidbhan_ , @dhruv_vasudev09
Since decades, terrorism has been continuously raising its ugly head at Afghanistan. Devastating the very existence of the country and bringing the people, culture and its economy to its knees. As it got more and more cut off from the world as the times went by, the terrorists even destroyed the rich cultural and archeological landmarks of Gautam Buddha in the Bamyan Valley. This led to massive international protest and the tension in the area grew manifold. At a tumultuous time when the whole of Afghanistan was reeling under the damages done by terrorism, IIP was offered an opportunity to conduct a photography study programme and teach 125+ selected youngsters. More than a study programme, it was seen as an earnest effort to restore progressiveness through art across various terrains of the war ravaged country.
IIP’s Photography Studies during SAARC Cultural Festival, Bamyan (Afghanistan) in the year 2015 signified its belief in the power of pictures to bridge distances and bringing ideas closer, together on a unified platform. Although the surrounding tension was intimidating and far from over, IIP’s noble endeavour was wholeheartedly supported and brought alive by the Bamyan Tourism Association (BTA), Aga Khan Foundation and the Directorate of Culture and Tourism of Afghanistan. Mentored by Mr. Harish Jaiswal, this five-day workshop was replete with the works of IIPians and was overwhelmingly attended by over a hundred photography enthusiasts. This first ever photography study programme at Bamyan provided an excellent opportunity for students and added a new dimension in the intention to promote tourism, cultural and educational exchange programmes in the region.
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Sunil Gupta One Year Online Professional Photography Diploma
The 'Earn While You Learn' program at IIP provides you with an opportunity to earn and showcase your talent during the learning process. You can upload your best clicked pictures on the portal. All the deserving pictures will be selected by our panel for sale at Indian Institute of Photography Image Bank. The proceeds generated through the sale will be forwarded to the deserving student.
At IIP, we believe that learning has to be accompanied with the right opportunities to succeed in the field of photography. We recognize your dream to succeed and understand the financial support you require to pursue your passion. In this regard, we encourage our students to exploit our 'Earn While You Learn' program to the fullest.