A flickering moment if
unrecorded slips into oblivion. – Prof. Rajeev
The National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru is
proud to announce an exhibition of photographs on
the legendary film maker Satyajit Ray photographed
by Nemai Ghosh. The exhibition titled Satyajit Ray:
From Script to Screen was inaugurated by Shri Jawhar
Sircar Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of
India on Tuesday 27th October 2009 at 6.00 pm. The
exhibition comprises of 101 photographs capturing
the master in various stages of film making and will
be on view from 28th Oct to 27th Nov 2009. Daily
screenings of documentary films complementing the
exhibition will be held at 11am and 3pm in the
auditorium of N.G.M.A.
“The exhibition ‘Satyajit
Ray: From Script to Screen’ is an attempt where the
photographer – artist (Nemai Ghosh) has culled out a
stimulating cross – section of images from his
phenomenal archives of over 95000 negatives spread
over the years”, said Professor Rajeev Lochan,
Director of The National Gallery of Modern Art, New
Nemai Ghosh to Satyajit Ray
is what James Boswell was to Samuel Johnson, a
constant companion and observer. Given the freedom
and access to photograph the legendary maestro in
his public as well as private moments during the
film maker’s career, Ghosh has managed to capture
every fleeting moment of Ray’s professional life.
This exhibition is only a fraction of the extensive
body of work allowing the viewer a brief glimpse
into the meticulous ways of Ray’s functioning in all
its different aspects of film making which he did
with such ease.
The exhibition on one hand
documents the painstaking ways of Satyajit Ray and
on the other provides an insight into the perceptive
capabilities of another innovative mind’s
experiences. The artists eye behind the lens
discovers much more than what the camera lens can.
Skillfully shot these photographs move beyond mere
documentation, each revealing a story of the
creative process. Be it a photograph on location or
in the four walls of a studio, a sketch including
meticulous details of props or a sheet of musical
notes, Ghosh captures the innovative, emotional and
intellectual aspects effectively yet aesthetically.
Four films complementing the
exhibition will be screened daily at 11am and 3 pm.
• Satyajit Ray Negatives – My life with Manikda
• The Inner Eye (English) – panorama of films on the
wonder this is India...
• Satyajit Ray (part 1 ) – Shyam Benegal
• Satyajit Ray (part 2) – Shyam Benegal.
This exhibition would draw
all admirers of Satyajit Ray as well as those
desirous of experiencing the working of ‘behind the
scenes’ of film making as well as the two great