New Delhi: On the occasion of Hanukkah, the Embassy of Israel in India has organised a photo exhibition that visually narrates the cultural history of the country’s ancient capital Jerusalem through the camera lenses of Indian photographers.
The photo exhibition, curated by Dr. Alka Pande, opened to the public on Tuesday at Museo Camera Centre for the Photographic Arts in Gurugram.
The exhibition titled ‘Transcending Jerusalem’, presents works of three Indian photographers who went to Jerusalem and captured the Holy City from their perspectives.
The three Indian photographers, whose work is featured here, are Prabir Purkayastha, Parthiv Shah, and Aditya Arya.
Talking about the event, Ambassador of Israel to India Naor Gilon said, “This photo exhibition is an opportunity to share the beauty of the 3000-year-old capital of Israel through the eyes of Indian photographers, a city that means so many things to so many people around the world. I invite everyone to come to the exhibition. I hope this will inspire visitors to the exhibition to visit Jerusalem and discover what it means to them”.
Jerusalem, a city west of the Dead Sea, has been an important place of pilgrimage and worship for Jews, Christians and Muslims since the biblical era. The Old City is home to significant religious sites around the Temple Mount compound, including the Western Wall (sacred to Judaism), the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (a Christian pilgrimage site) and the Dome of the Rock (a 7th-century Islamic shrine with a gold dome).
Through the works of the Indian photographers, the exhibition aims to portray different aspects of Jerusalem.
“Religious pilgrims will see the holy sites of the old city, students will see the world-renowned campuses of Jerusalem, young visitors will see the vibrant markets and festivals, entrepreneurs will see the technological park of the city, culture seekers will see the theatres and museums it offers, and culinary enthusiasts will explore the unique and diverse food scene available across the city,” an official statement read.
The three Indian photographers have narrated the vibrant, multi-layered identity of the Holy City through their visual works in this exhibition, it stated.
The exhibition, held at Museo Camera Centre for the Photographic Arts in Gurugram, will conclude on December 15.