Candid Clicks, a Facebook group comprising of amateur and professional photographers from various parts of Assam, has organized an exhibition of photographs at the State Art Gallery from July 6 to July 10. The exhibition, inaugurated on Monday by senior photo artist Tarak Chandra Sarma, saw participation of various amateur and professional photographers.
Also present on the occasion was acclaimed filmmaker Rajen Rajkhowa who delighted the audience with his experiences in the world of photography and videography. The programme was presided over by senior member of Candid Clicks, Narayan Sarma.
The Facebook group was founded in the year 2014 by Debasis Baruah, a Guwahati based senior photo artist, with the sole intention of creating a platform for passionate amateur as well as professional photographers to display their creations to larger viewers around the world.
Baruah, the curator of the first ever photography exhibition by a Facebook group in Assam, said, “When I first started off with this Facebook page, I barely knew that it will become so popular within such a short frame of time. Today, the group has over 3,300 members, who have bonded together like a virtual family through a single link – their love for photography.”
23 group members of various age groups and backgrounds have submitted their photographs for this exhibition, and a total of 69 photographs on various subjects will be on display during this exhibition.