UK Government to Host ‘Unplugged: Best of the UK’ Photography Exhibition in Kolkata

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UK Photo Exhibition - Photo Credit - Saptarshi Kar

3 March 2023: The British Deputy High Commission Kolkata will host ‘Unplugged: Best of the UK’, a three-day photography exhibition in collaboration with Indo-British Scholars’ Association (IBSA) and Bengal Heritage Foundation (BHF) at ICCR, Kolkata from 10 to 12 March 2023.

The photography exhibition will showcase a wide array of visual narratives about the United Kingdom taken by people from Kolkata and London. We believe this pictorial confluence will further strengthen the people to people links between Bengal and Britain.

The ‘Best of the UK’ photography exhibition is part of the GREAT British Season that British Deputy High Commission Kolkata is hosting to celebrate the United Kingdom and India’s shared living bridge. We are organising an array of programs and events to showcase our past, present and future links in culture, education, sports, technology, and tourism as part of this season.

Mr. Peter Cook, Acting British Deputy High Commissioner to Kolkata said: “The Great British Photo Exhibition is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the strength of our shared heritage that lives on in the people of this great city. As a Bengali-born British Citizen, I can say with passion and some personal pride that our heritage is not only worthy of our past but also offers the promise of a prosperous partnership in the future. Thank you to our friends and partners at IBSA and BHF. Do come and see this fantastic exhibition.”

Mr. Subrata Paul, President, IBSA said: “Indo British Scholar’s Association (IBSA) is proud to partner with British Deputy High Commission, Kolkata, and Bengal Heritage Foundation, for hosting The Great British Photo Exhibition, on 10-12 March 2023. This one of its kind photography exhibition is celebrating the enduring relationship between UK, India and West Bengal. The Photo Exhibition is going to act as a Living Bridge between India and U.K., especially for Indians having U.K. connections through education, work, and cultural relationship. Photographs will evoke fond memories for people, who have connections with the U.K. and are visiting the exhibition. Landscapes, monuments, architecture, sports, and transport visuals of the U.K. will help people to reminiscence their stay in U.K. I wish the exhibition a great success.”

Mr. Suranjan Som, President, BHF said: “Photography has been a fascinating art and science for me, where one captures a moment in time, to cherish it forever. With the advent of digital, and now mobile, photography, in the past few years, science has been largely democratized, hence it is now the quality of content and artistry of the capturer that trumps. The United Kingdom provides a significant canvas of photographic opportunities from the rolling hills of the countryside to the bustling streets of the city. Every shot tells a unique story, and every photographer brings their own vision to the frame. Let’s showcase the beauty and diversity of this great nation through photography.”

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