The city hosts an exhibition of exclusively female photography
Ciity hosted and all women wildlife Photography exposition called Elakshi 2020. “Elakshi means one with a divine eye and when you look at this diverse group of women, they are all passionate about photographing nature in total. Hence the idea of bringing them together on a single platform, which introduces them to new friends, companions to go bird watching together and plan trips, says Preeti Sonje, founder of the group, Pune Ladies Birder . This is the first time that they have organised a women’s nature and wildlife Photography exposition , which was inaugurated by wildlife photographer Jainy Maria Kuriakose who is an inspiration to a lot of these women. The photographs on display are from across the world, and clicked on point and shoot cameras, amateurs as well as by professionals, but all are brought together on a single platform because of their passion for birds, wildlife , and nature conservation
The exposition had photographs clicked by women from various walks of life and different age group. The youngest photographer whose photo was exhibited is 7-year-old Advika Puranik, whose picture was of a the Bengal Tiger clicked in Ranthambore Tiger reserve, Rajasthan and the oldest photographer was Neeta Ghodke, a 75-year-old business women, whose picture of saddle billed stork an crowned crane was on display.