Albus Atrum 2013, by Bharati Vidyapeeth School of Photography

Circa 2011, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, India’s leading institution in Education, adds yet another feather to its already studded cap.

Online PR News – 28-January-2013 – Mumbai/maharashtra – Circa 2011, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, India’s leading institution in Education, adds yet another feather to its already studded cap; the Bharati Vidyapeeth School of Photography (BVSoP). Set up with a clear objective, it commences its journey to be a World class institution to nurture talent to occupy the top echelons of the photography world.

Situated in the Bharati Vidyapeeth campus at Dhankavdi, Pune, spread over 125 acres, the School occupies a premium location covering more than 25,000 ft2, a first for any School of Photography in the country. Equipped with state-of-the-art Cameras, Lights, Computers, large format Printers, Softwares… and coached by an illustrious faculty of full time & visiting photographers, students begin their journey to de-mystify the myriad world of lenses, aperture, lights, filters, etc. to capture their moment of glory. Not only under the sun, but even under lights!

Circa Feb 2013, BVSoP announces ALBUS ATRUM – 13. An exhibition of the works of art by its first batch of students who passed out of the School’s Diploma program in 2012, and are today blazing a trail in the photography world. To be held at Tao’s Art Foundation, Worli, Mumbai from the 1st of Feb 2013 till the 3rd, the exhibition will be inaugurated by the multi-talented, Boman Irani, who also photographs as well as he acts.

A select 120 images captured, created by students, trained & mentored at BVSoP, will be on display at the exhibition. These images will span disciplines like fashion, portraiture, still-life, food & beverage, automobile, travel, and people photography amongst others and, bear testimony to BVSoP and its faculty’s passion to bring out the best from budding talent.

Gracing the occasion will be Dr. Patangrao Kadam, Founder & Chancellor of the Bharati Vidyapeeth and currently, Minister of State for Forests & Rehabilitation. Dr. Vishwajeet Kadam, Secretary, Bharati Vidyapeeth, and Chief Patron of the BVSoP would also present during the occasion to boost the morale of ‘his’ students.

When contacted he said, “I am proud of the forthcoming maiden showcase of our students’ talent vide ALBUS ATRUM – 13. It is indeed a momentous occasion for all of us at Bharati Vidyapeeth. Nothing could be more gratifying for me”

“At Bharati Vidyapeeth we believe that Education is the most potent channel to empower humanity and enrich their life, and future. This vision has helped us establish presence across geographies, educational streams, disciplines, subjects... Our establishing the Bharati Vidyapeeth School of Photography was to further this Vision. And I am glad to state that our students have proven us right, once again!”

BVSoP has shown great promise & potential, and is on its way to crowning itself a world class institution. My kudos to the mentoring team that's behind this success. I firmly believe that talent without proper care, mentoring & nurturing, is like a beautiful flower that never basked in the glorious rays of the Sun. I equally as much believe that it is their talent that is today our foremost measure of success. I take this opportunity to congratulate and wish them success in all such endeavors. I shall always remain committed to the Vision and beliefs that we hold dear in Bharati Vidyapeeth, of which BVSoP is an integral part”.

Mr. Rajan Chaughule Director of BVSoP, and a well known Lensman said “For students to become skilled in photography, the alma mater needs to be appropriately equipped with infrastructure, technology, tools and most importantly, knowledgeable faculty. Being state-of-the-art on most counts helps students tremendously. Maybe that's why we are also able to attract students from all over the country and even the Gulf region.

Avinash Gowarikar, well known celebrity photographer adds, “I am very happy to be closely associated with BVSP for the last one year. Students have really worked hard at gathering knowledge and expertise required to be good photographers. I wish them the very best for this exhibition.”

“Having been a guest lecturer at BVSP I would say that they're doing a fantastic job of providing the right equipment, interactive space and, guidance, to nurture the future of Indian Photography” adds Vikram Bawa a well known Fashion Photographer and Film Director.

ALBUS ATRUM - 13 opens at the Tao Art Foundation, Worli, on the 1st of Feb 2013 and will wind up on the 3rd. Celebrities are expected to visit the exhibition. Visitors will be treated to images which score high on creativity, originality and excellent production value.

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