The pandemic has made us come up with alternative ways to visit exhibitions and showcase our own work. Photographer Christopher Larson has started a fantastic initiative that will bring back creativity and joy to photographers in these challenging times. He has started a series of virtual exhibitions where you view other photographers’ work, connect with them, but exhibit your own photos as well. We’ve chatted with Christopher about the project a bit, and he told us how you can view the exhibitions, but also how you can join them.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the photography community is equally affected due to pandemic quarantining and social distancing. Every day, things are getting worse from assignments being called off to major photography events getting postponed. We all are vulnerable right now — but we can use this gloomy time to be more creative and productive by following the things we always wanted to do — sharing here my to-do list for the coming few days/weeks/months/years.
In the summer of 2017, I got an invitation from my CEO at Barclays India, Uma Krishnan, who was interested to collect some of my award-winning photography work. In order to avoid giving my photographs for free, I asked her to contribute some amount towards her favourite social cause and the idea for Create4Cause was envisioned.
“Meet my friend Saurabh, he’s an amazing photographer from India and his work has been published in various reputed newspapers and journals worldwide like NatGeo, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, etc. Astonishingly, he’s a self-taught photographer and very passionate about his work”
Recently, I was touring Europe to meet some friends and this was a kind of introduction I got in their social circle. Even, in India this is a common way friends and family introduce me to someone.
Isn’t using ‘self-taught’ has become cliche in creative fields? Actually, it has become more like a marketing thing to promote yourself these days, even to an extend that artists with a proper college degree have started calling themselves as ‘self-taught’ to look cool on their social media profile/s.