Photographer Exhibits a Life’s Journey

vlcsnap-2014-03-19-20h59m36s97vlcsnap-2014-03-19-20h59m42s155The Image Factory’s first exhibit for 2014 features a lifetime’s worth of pictures from a photographer who captures experiences of people large and small from his native Indian subcontinent. Sri Lanka born and Belize resident Theagarajah Biswanath gives us a preview of his exhibit, Payanam, Life’s Journey.

vlcsnap-2014-03-19-21h01m15s46Mr. Theagarajah Biswanath- Exhibitor of Photographs on Payanam

“It’s a journey which I took last year to India.  One way was a journey for spiritual reasons of my own and to visit all the temples and at the same time, I made use of this trip to take pictures of everything to show the people of Belize, as well as elsewhere, the value of India.  I felt that India’s image projection abroad is not shown with traditions and the values enormously, and especially in Belize, every Belizean knew there are Indian people and everything”

vlcsnap-2014-03-19-20h59m47s207vlcsnap-2014-03-19-20h59m59s71The photographs came out of Biswanath’s May 2013 trip to southern India, where he spent his youth studying in the city of Chennai also known as Madras.

Biswanath, also known as Rajah, says he wanted to visit the Himalaya Mountains during this tour but was stopped by illness and political issues.  The exhibit opens on Friday at the Image Factory and remains open until April 11.

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