Pune: A group of women who are avid nature and wildlife photographers will be holding the first and one-of-its-kind nature and wildlife photography exhibition in the city on March 8, 9 and 10, kicking off International Women’s Day with a bang!
It all simply started as a Whatsapp Group in 2019, initiated by Preeti Sonje, a business woman and an avid bird watcher. The group of women, about 100 of them, are of different age groups, some as young as under 15 years old!
The exhibition, Elakshi 2020, will be held at Raja Ravi Varma Art Gallery in Pune, from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm.
Preeti says, ““Elakshi means one with divine eye and when you look at this motley group of women, they all have a passion to photograph nature. Hence, the idea to bring them together on a single platform, which introduces them to new friends and companions for going for birdwatching together and planning trips!”
Gayatri Pimple, another member of the group says, “This is the first time that we have organised a women’s nature and wildlife photography exhibition, which will be inaugurated by wildlife photographer Jainy Maria Kuriakose, who is an inspiration to many of us. The photographs on display are from across the world, and clicked on point and shoot cameras, by amateurs as well as professionals, but all are brought together on a single platform because of their passion for birds, wildlife and nature conservation.”
We’re looking forward to the Ladies Birders Group Exhibition!
Feature image and new source: Hindustan Times