JugalBirdy : A Visual Tribute to Our Feathered Friend

We tweet all day along, we read people tweeting, but how did we gradually overlooked the tweeting of our feathered friends around us?

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Mayur Shah, who hails from the rapidly developing city of Gurgaon, is a Banker by profession and photographer by passion. Initially when Shah clutched on to the camera, he was hesitant to showcase his clicking talent; it was a bird gazing trip with his family that boosted his morale for nature photography. He started regularly posting the photographs on Facebook, and his friend Keya Majmundar, who was staying in the USA was quite fascinated to see his remarkable creativity and vision towards nature. The story of this exhibition began when Majmundar on one beautiful evening drew what Shah had clicked and forwarded him for feedback. The result turned out to be JugalBirdy, an exhibition exclusively curated on the theme of birds, with a motto to increase alertness on the diminishing ecosystem and vanishing wildlife species.

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The 25-year-old friendship between both the environment adorers is beautifully showcased in 21 photographs and 21 paintings, all based on local birds of India. The ‘tribute to nature’ art show was inaugurated in the presence of Bhupendra Patel, Chairman of Ahmedabad Urban Development Corporation and senior artist Devang Patel. The artworks will be on the walls of Kanoria Centre For Arts from July 6, 2017, to July 9, 2017, from 1:00 PM to 07:00 PM.

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The work of Mayur Shah showcases the potency of patience within the avian photographer, whereas the oil paintings of Majmundar certainly beautify the white walls of Kanoria. There is a special talk show organised by the duo on July 8, 2017, where Nature Conservation Scientist, Pranav Trivedi will be addressing the audience about cultivating a greener lifestyle.

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Do not forget to collect the sparrow houses made by environmentalist Jagat Kinkhabwala that are made available at the exhibition.

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Photographs : Marmik Shah

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