Raja Mandal, a distinguished freelance photographer from Bankura, has been officially nominated as an exhibitor at the upcoming 'AURA 2024 - International Photography & Art Exhibition'. This event, organized by Retro Kolkata Magazine, is scheduled to take place at Nazrul Tirtha, Newtown, Kolkata, from January 13 to January 21, 2024.
AURA 2024 is poised to be a significant cultural event in Kolkata's art calendar. The first segment, focusing on art, will run from January 13 to January 15. It will be followed by the photography exhibition from January 18 to January 20, culminating in a grand felicitation ceremony on January 21.
Raja Mandal, known for his compelling and narrative-rich photography, brings a unique perspective to the event. His work transcends the boundaries of traditional photography, delving into the deeper narratives of life, crisis, and struggle. Mandal's approach to photography is rooted in the belief that each photo should tell a story, reflecting not just a moment in time but the broader socio-political context it represents.
In a statement, Mandal expressed, "For me, photography is more than a hobby; it's a way to take a stand, to choose a side. It's inherently political." His work is expected to add a profound layer of storytelling and social commentary to the exhibition.
AURA 2024 promises to be a melting pot of artistic expressions and ideologies, with Mandal's nomination highlighting the event's commitment to showcasing diverse and thought-provoking works. His inclusion is seen as a testament to the event's pursuit of artistic depth and its recognition of photography as a powerful medium for social discourse.
The exhibition aims to attract art enthusiasts, critics, and the general public, offering a platform for artists and photographers to engage with a wider audience. Mandal's participation is eagerly anticipated by both his followers and newcomers to his work, promising to add a unique dimension to this prestigious event.