03 August, 2021

Sanjoy Chatterjee

The photographer on his first organised tour, The Third Eye

Sanjoy Chatterjee

The Third Eye, is set during Durga Puja in Calcutta. Any childhood memories?

Definitely. I grew up there, and have seen Durga Pujas up close since childhood.

Why do you refer to Durga Puja as an art exhibition?

Over decades, Calcutta’s Durga Puja has transformed into a unique and rich blend of commercial, fine and indigenous art. One has to experience this carnivalesque display to believe it.

What is the aim of the tour?

To showcase the vibrancy of this magnificent festival to a wider audience.

Was there any selection criteria for the photographers?

Yes, a keen interest in photography and a passion for seeing things differently.

Tell us about your vision.

Our aim is to create tours with customised itineraries and mentors from diverse disciplines. To share our love, knowledge and experience of image-making.

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