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PPL Kalakriti Photography Exhibition 2016 – Point. Shoot. Glory!

Pune Photography Lovers
Pune Photography Lovers (PPL) is a group of passionate Photographers started by Bhupinder Singh Randhawa, a software professional, almost an year ago. Within a short span of time, the group has expanded to 1100+ photographers as members.

The group is actively involved in arranging photowalks, photography tours, theme based competitions and conducting workshops on basic and advanced Photography. Experts and Amateurs like Devanshu Singh, Kartikaya Nagar, Ranodeep Sen, Ritesh Salian, Rinki Sarkar, Anusha Jakkapalli, Varaprasad Naidu, Sanil Deshmukh and Hemant Shah are in the working committee of PPL.

PPL Kalakriti Core Team
PPL Kalakriti Organizing Team : From Right – Rutuja Bamane, Sanil Deshmukh, Bhupinder Randhawa, Ritesh Salian, Varaprasad Naidu, Devanshu Singh, Namita Lal, Ranodeep Sen, Rinki Sarkar, Anusha Jakkapalli, Kartikaya Nagar, Shardul Nandedkar

Kalakriti 2016
As it completed its first year, the group wanted to celebrate its journey in a grand way. The group came up with the idea of setting up of a bigger platform where all the photography lovers of Pune, not limited to PPL alone, can participate and exhibit their pictures. It was also decided to make this event an Annual Event. Thus PPL KALAKRITI – A Mega Photography Exhibition was born.

Kalakriti exhibition was held from 10th to 12th June 2016 at Raja Ravi Varma Art Gallery, Ghole Road, Pune. The group was supported by event partners – Primes & Zooms, Mahavir PHOTO Emporium, Sairam Matrix Publication & Media and Radio City.

Kalakriti Exhibition Panorama

The event was organized with a nobel cause. PPL partnered with a pune based NGO called PRAYAS that works towards educating the underprivileged children from slum areas. PPL will fund the complete education cost of few children from PRAYAS for the current academic year out of the proceeds from the exhibition.

Registrations were invited across five categories of Architecture, People, Still Life, Nature and Landscape. 
Here is a list of winners of PPL Kalakriti 2016

Top 3 Winners
1. Nishad Mankar
2. Mandar Nilange
3. Shivayogi Kanthi

Viewers Choice Award
Kaustav Sen
Jyoti Vyas
Kaiwalya Chaya

Honorable Mention Winners
Anusha Jakkapalli
Sadiq Dastagir
Pranav Singh
Sagar Zole
Parimala Sambhapur
Mahesh Ghanekar
Hemant Chhatre
Harshal Lanjewar
Umang Samani
Kajari Kothari

600+ entries from 266 photographers received.

252 entries from 88 photographers shortlisted.

1000+ Visitors

And the winning entries ….

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PPL Kalakriti 2016-Top Prize Collage
PPL Kalakriti 2016-Viewer Choice Collage 
PPL Kalakriti 2016-Honorable Mention Collage-01 
PPL Kalakriti 2016-Honorable Mention Collage-02 
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It is indeed very much overwhelming. It is my first ever award. I clicked this photo just outside the Jaisalmer fort. Thank you very much to the PPL team and the organizers for the support they have given. Nishad Mankar, 1st Prize Winner

I joined PPL a month back. Bhupinder and his team have organized a beautiful exhibition for people to know that photography as an art is also important as you can show people what you want to show from your eyes. My photo is about giving space to children to decide about their own studies. Sadiq Dastagir, Honorable Mention winner.

I feel pretty excited. I did not expect this. I love the group, love to click good photographs and I will continue to do that. Mandar Nilange, 2nd Prize Winner

I am excited. This was a huge success. We got a fabulous response from the people of Pune. Thank you to the people of Pune, Thank you to Kalakriti team who has made this dream come true. I hope next year we would be doing bigger than this. Bhupinder Singh Randhawa, Founder, PPL


The Exhibition was a huge success. It received 1000+ visitors and a number of photographers were able to generate leads for sale of their artwork.

The PPL group members are now taking a much needed break by going for a photowalk 🙂

PPL Kalakriti Page

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