Natural Unnatural

An attempt to show the same old natural world in new ways works in parts

01 September 2011

QUESTION: What is the biggest camera manufacturing company in the world?

Answer: Nokia.

This joke is old, but somehow it is still telling. If you possess a mobile phone now, chances are you also possess a camera. Not so long ago, in the era of film rolls, both amateur and professional photographers were sparing in the number of photos they shot. And access to a larger audience was the privilege of the few who took photos for newspapers and magazines. But things have changed—now everyone takes pictures and posts them on the web. Where does this leave someone like Swapan Nayak, who has been shooting professionally for the past 15 years?

Himanshu Bhagat is a Delhi-based freelance writer.

Keywords: Review photography exhibition nature