A series of photographs on wildlife kept at display in a Children’s park. What is so unique about it?
Well, one these are animals from Maasai Mara that has come to life at Panjim through the
photography. Two, Anup Shah, the photographer, has used wide angle lens for his photographs
which means the animals he was shooting was not able to see him and hence were at their natural
best, making these photographs unique. According to Shah, “I wanted to impart to the viewer what
it feels like – mentally and physically – to be inside the vast and lively landscape, being among wild
animals. In this way, I hope the viewers can open up to Mara and its animals – feel the earth, smell
the wind, touch the elephant’s wrinkled skin, and come face to face with their personalities and
presence. In addition, the viewers of this exhibition might connect with the wild and extend their
sympathies to the imperilled natural world”.
The exhibition was set at Campal’s children’s park and the photographer brought the wildlife of
Kenya to Goa with his photographs. His photographs are very lively- be it the landscape or the
animal portrayed. Sharmista Dutta commented on the photographs that “Displayed in a wooden
stretch in Panjim, Anup Shah’s photographs of wild animals are absolutely breathe taking and so
About the Photographer
Anup Shah is a wildlife photographer whose work primarily concentrates on Asian and African
wildlife. Born in Kenya, Anup’s parents are Indians. He was listed as one among world’s top 5 wildlife
photographer by Horzu magazine in 2010.
About the Curator :
Dinesh Khanna is a senior photographer who has been working in this sector for the past 26 years.
He is known for his photo exhibitions: “In my own world”, “Living Faith”, “Colours an Indian
Language” among others.