The swelling assembly of camera-wielding enthusiasts is perpetually documenting the rapidly changing cityscape of Bengaluru. While the process is more often than not self-indulgent and casual, without much research and reflection, serious bits of the city’s temperament do get inadvertently absorbed into the 2x3s. The eventual destination for these pictures seem to be a mere few seconds in some corner of the social media.
Intense-city will be a separate page on Citizen Matters that will showcase photographs mostly from non-professionals, who haven’t had the opportunity to extend the purpose of their photographic exercise. It will make you all stop a little longer at the photograph, put it in context and explore derivatives that can comment directly or indirectly on aspects of the city life.
The curator, Vivek Muthuramalingam, will help hunt photographs in cyberspace that have such a potential, assist the creator to recollect and articulate, and present to an audience to comment not just on the visual aspect but more importantly on its substance and context.
Vivek Muthuramalingam is a documentary photographer.