6 | Humanity Project: India
Focus on India
My collaboration with Kolkata based photographer Anjan Gosh has reached the next level. We have launched a new Humanity Project together with a focus on his home country India.
All my paintings based on Anjan’s photographs (The Gosh Series) are part of the project. In case of sales, 10 % of the proceeds will be donated to people or projects in rural India or in the slums of the big cities such as Kolkata. Scroll down to learn more about our current project and meet Debashish Chatterjee, a visual artist who lives in the slums of Kolkata and needs help.
To find out more general information on the project, read the last blog post >> 5 | New Humanity Project: India
Meet The Photographer: Anjan Gosh
“I’m inspired by humanity in all its forms. Photography is an excuse to get closer to people and to hear their stories. That’s how I got started as a photographer, simply meeting people and taking the time to talk to them.”
~ Anjan Gosh
“My intention is not to show poverty or the poorness of Indian villages, but to portray something which would eventually come in aid of the rural people. A few of my like-minded friends are becoming aware of my intention, are showing interest to take some positive actions. We have taken a pledge that by this, if we can at least try to ‘change’ the life of one family in any part of our state; or in India, we would be greatly obliged.”
Now Meet: Debasish Chatterjee
Kolkata | India
(text and photos by Anjan Gosh)
“We would like to bring to your attention the works of an immensely talented artist whom I, Anjan, have had the fortune to know for the last 20 years- Debashish Chatterjee. After travelling around the world, when I came back to Kolkata, I decided to look for my long lost friend Debashish Chatterjee. We met in the year 1998 at Birla School of Fine Arts. Soon from classmate we came good friends. After we passed out due to career choices we lost contact and when I returned to my city, I meant to look for him.”
“But the big question was where to find him. The only place that came to my mind was his small room in a slum in Kolkata where he used to live during college days. However, while going there I also hoped not to find him there since I believed his talent must have taken him to a better place- maybe he owns a car and a nice house.”
“Unfortunately, I found him the same way he was during college days. I thought how could such a talented artist did not grow in his career. It seemed that for earning a penny also became difficult for him since he is also differently-abled. I made sure to do something for my friend so I approached my colleague Seona Sommer in Germany to promote his work to help him generate livelihood. We would like to request you all to come forward to help my friend promote his work which, in turn, will help in making his life better.”
These Are Some Of Chatterjee’s Paintings:
Available Paintings From The Gosh Series
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