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World Photography Day 2022: Students capture rare aspects of life through a lens

From nature, architecture to streets and landscapes, here’s why their pictures stand out from the crowd

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Truly, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’ And these words are best left unspoken because then it allows a viewer to see the same image in as many different lights as possible.  

On August 19, 2022, observed as the ‘World Photography Day’, students of Apeejay School, Model Town, attempted to capture the unusual, surprising, beautiful, and breath-taking pictures through their smartphones and cameras. Their aim was to share photos with a purpose, ‘to express their world with the world.’

As students took shots ranging across categories such as nature, landscapes, architecture, events, street, science, wildlife, pets, aerial and sports, they informed the audience about the significance of their picture and what they attempted to document through it. Further, students discussed their ideas, learnings and understood new facets of photography together. The school kept the platform open for students across classes.  

Dhvani Gupta, a class 8 student titled her photo, ‘The Earth’s Music’ while capturing a small part of her home garden. The image was clicked during the rain showers in Punjab, and it depicts a spider trying to hold on to its web as the droplets of rain continue to fall. “I can hear the sweet sound of rain in the picture. Nature is truly mesmerising,” she expresses. 

Another student, Prateek Kauldhar made a similar attempt to capture a flower blooming through a sports net. He captioned it as, ‘Step out of your comfort zone’, emphasising a crucial life lesson – to grow, change and transform like Mother Nature.

Students Ranvir, Tezal Gandhi and Hardik Garg took photos of their pet dogs. A class 8 student Abhir Chopra tried to summarise the motto of Apeejay School, ‘Soaring High Is My Nature’ by capturing a cloudy sky. Aaymann Monga, a class 5 student shared a picture of an Asiatic Lion that was taken by him in an Ahmedabad zoo. Amongst the barren landscape and scorching heat, the king of the jungle can be seen wandering about. His ribs and bones are exposed and his expressions pensive. The image can be seen as an urgent call to protect and save our wildlife.

An interesting capture by Neil Sharma of class 1 is about a monkey sitting to eat a banana right next to a bin. The smart learner, Neil, titled his picture, ‘Don’t litter, Use Me’ as he requests others to learn basic etiquette from animals. 

Similarly, Dev Chopra of class 6 shared an image of his dog smelling a bunch of flowers. Through this photo, he shared that those who teach the most about humanity aren’t always human.

Other students, Saanvi Mahajan and Hayaan Jhanji attempted to encapsulate the grandiose of Indian architecture by capturing monuments and temple art.

The day-long activity was a grand success for the students, parents and the school. The talent, creative spirit and originality of these young learners left the spectators spellbound.  

Mrini Devnani is a Senior Correspondent and Marketing Coordinator at Newsroom. She covers student achievements, interviews and contributions for the website. She was a former Correspondent covering Edutech for the India Today Group, and has passion for Social Media and Digital Marketing. You can reach her at [email protected]

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