MY KOLKATA IN KOLKATA 3.0 (Exhibition)
'My Kolkata in Kolkata' or MKIK is one of Kolkata’s most sought-after annual photography shows, celebrating both the city and the photographers. In 2022, Reena Dewan, the curator of this initiative, invites photographers to explore the idea of ‘Isolation’ and to interpret the same in their own way. With Covid-19 wreaking havoc around the world, ‘isolation’ has become a household word; an everyday reality. The pandemic-induced lockdown cornered each and every individual and forced them to go into isolation. While on one hand this state of isolation submerged human consciousness into an acute feeling of crisis, loneliness and helplessness, on the other hand, it also led to the blossoming of creativity. Engineers became chefs, accountants became painters and bankers discovered their inner musicians. Time spent alone almost always leads to introspection and clarity on how one wants their life to be. Isolation feels like a dark tunnel but most of the time, there is a light at the end of it.