CLICK RIGHTS IN KOLKATA

Roaming exhibition on children’s rights by CRY’s volunteer initiative

Kolkata, 13th January 2011: CRY- Child Rights and You inaugurated a week-long roaming photography exhibition on children’s rights in the city today. The photographs displayed are by Click Rights, a group of volunteer photographers working with CRY.

 

Click_rights_Kolkata_img1Click Rights is a unique volunteer initiative of CRY; currently active in Mumbai and Kolkata. It brings together people who are committed to children’s rights and have a passion for photography. Speaking about the initiative, CRY’s Diya Deb said, “Click Rights encourages the use of photography to understand the reasons behind the denial of children’s rights.

The 6 photographers who are part of the group have interacted and spent time with children and families on the streets of the city all over Eastern India: those who sell knick-knacks, live under flyovers or at construction sites, migrant communities and those affected by disasters. The photos show the many realities that children in India inhabit.”

Over the past 3 months, the Click Rights volunteers have been guided through input sessions by Click Rights Fellow, Nilayan Dutta, a photo journalist. He is also the impetus behind the idea of a moving exhibition. “We wanted a way of communication where the exhibition goes to the people, instead of the other way round. This way, the average person on the street is compelled to reckon with the images she sees around her, of children working, for instance, in a completely new light.”

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The exhibition is being taken across seven key locations in the city.

Day 1 13th January 2011, 10.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Ranu Chhaya Mancha (Academy of Fine Arts)
Day 2 14th January 2011, 10.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Shyam Bazar Crossing
Day 3 15th January 2011, 10.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Dunlop Crossing
Day 4 16th January 2011, 10.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Ultadanga Crossing
Day 5 17th January 2011, 10.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Ballygunge Crossing
Day 6 18th January 2011, 10.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Rabindra Sarobar
Day 7 19th January 2011, 10.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Garia Crossing

Profiles of the six Click Rights Volunteers:

  • Amit Dhar is the Chief Photographer of the Bengali daily, Aajkal.
  • Santanu Chakraborty is a neuroscientist who is working on child centric photography as a hobby.
  • Bitan Mukherjee is banker by profession and is passionate about photography.
  • Subhajit Das Bhoumick is a documentary filmmaker and has covered a range of issues from some of India’s most remote areas.
  • Sumeru Mukhopadhyay is an essayist and documentary filmmaker.
  • Samran Huda is a poet by profession.

About CRY – Child Rights and You: CRY – Child Rights and You is India’s leading advocate for child rights. Over 30 years CRY has partnered with NGOs, communities, government, the media to help create a movement that addresses the root causes that deprive children of their rights.

For more information or for volunteering please visit us at www.cry.org or maildiya.deb@crymail.org Mob: 9903892830