Armed with a camera, Calcuttans are all set to walk through the corridors of culture in the city this December along with celebrated photographer Samir Hussein.
Calcutta Photo Tours, a travel company that has been formed with the spirit of celebrating the variegated flavours of good old Calcutta, is organising an exclusive photo tour in aid of Hope Kolkata Foundation on Friday, December 13, 2013.
The tour will provide a glimpse of the cultural kaleidoscope of the City of Joy.
A tour conceived by Calcutta Photo Tours it aims to introduce the participants to various communities like the Chinese who made the city their home and gave it its amazing Chinese food to the oldest surviving Christian tomb, the tour promises to be a photographer’s delight.
The cultural potpourri will also provide a chance to know amazing facts about various other communities who made Calcutta home and who now form an integral part of Calcutta and taste the local food.
The proceeds of the photo tour will go to Hope Kolkata Foundation, an NGO working with street and slum children of Calcutta.
About Samir Hussein
Samir Hussein is one of the UK's leading Royal and Entertainment photographers. Spending much of his time as an official photographer capturing the British Royal Family, he also documents film festivals such as Cannes, London and Paris Fashion seeks, Europe's biggest music festivals as well as the top VIP parties and red carpet events.
His work finds place in world-renowned publications such as The New York Times, Hello!, The Guardian, Life, Paris Match, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Times and Stern, and his imagery has also graced Royal stamps, coins and big-scale advertising and marketing campaigns.
His portfolio includes standout images of the likes of Angelina Jolie, Rihanna, The Rolling Stones and Madonna.
About Manjit Singh Hoonjan
Manjit Singh Hoonjan is a photographer, living and creating in Calcutta, India. The origin of his passion for photography is the deep love and connection that he feels for the city: its unique architecture, vibrant markets, colourful urban landscapes and magical ambiance which turn Calcutta into a living and breathing photographers' heaven.
He believes that the cultural richness, heritage and the urban narrative of Calcutta in general could not be the same without the people living here. That is why a major part of his photography is focused on inhabitants of Calcutta and is dedicated to them.
Start time: 6:30 a.m.
Duration of tour: Approximately 3 hours.
Meeting point: Indian Airlines city office, Central Avenue.
Tariff: Tour will cost INR 1,500/person
Itinerary: Some of the neighbourhoods and places that will be covered on this tour include Bow Barracks, Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Old Chinatown, Old Jewish neighbourhoods, Jain Temple, Portuguese Church, Armenian Church and the Chitpur neighbourhood.
Registration Closes on: 12.12.13 at 1 pm
For Registration Contact:
Manjit at +919831163482
Alokeparna at +919830212109
Debayani at +919836010988
More details here : https://www.facebook.com/events/566174256786883