In the memory of Young photographer Jalaj Yadav an art exhibition Roopkriti was organised recently at Saraca Art gallery, Hotel Lebua curated by Vandana Sehgal.
The exhibition was inaugurated by senior photographer Anil Risal. On this occasion a portfolio of Jalaj’s photography was also presented. The who’s who of the city Navneet Sehgal, Vandana Sehgal, Reid Justice Rakesh Sharma, Mohd Abdullah, Rajan S Fulari, Trilochan Kalra, Ravi Kapoor, Gaurav Mishra, Bhupendra Asthana, Dheeraj Yadav, Aditya Hawelia, Prof Rakesh Chandra and several senior artists , photographer and art lovers marked their presence.
The curator Vandana Sehgal also presented a detailed article on Jalaj’s photography , which was also included in the portfolio. Jalaj’s pictures had a different view, that makes the audience to think again. He mainly clicked Nature, artefacts, people on the roads and several deep subjects. He also made a series named ‘idol makers’, where he covered the crowded places of the workplaces of the idol makers. Bhupendra Asthana mentioned further that gala was an extremely skilled and rising photographer. If he would has not left them all untimely, he must have been in one of the best photographers.
He was most encouraged by his brother Dhiraj Yadav, who is himself a photographer, who understood him and kept on encouraging about the changes in the world of photography. Jalaj was recognised by several prestigious national and international awards like Prafulla Dahanukar, Felix School photography , Salon award and National Geographic also selected his photographs. He participated in several exhibitions and art camps. Jalaj never choose any special category for his photography cause every stream gives special challenge. He has worked on Durga Series intensively and have clicked the pictures at the places where Durga idols were being made with magnificent views and thoughts. The exhibition is showcased at Saraca Art Gallery till 3rd January 2021.