Late K Jayaram at Contemplate Art Gallery in Coimbatore

Late Okay Jayaram at Contemplate Art Gallery in Coimbatore
| Photo Credit: PERIASAMY M

Titled Moody Landscapes, a images exhibition shows prints of panorama images by the late Okay Jayaram, who was internationally famend for his work. The exhibition is a part of a memorial assembly organised in honour of Jayaram who died on July 2, 2023, and options pictures shot in areas corresponding to Kabini, the Nilgiris, Silent Valley, Bharatpur sanctuary and the Chambal valley.

“The prints are on archival museum matte paper imported from Germany. This conforms to worldwide requirements and provides inventive worth to the pictures,” says S Anand, his lifelong pal and organiser of Jayaram Memorial Meeting Committee. While his sequence on Kabini captures the numerous moods of a misty panorama at daybreak, Tree Line sequence reveals the magnificence of the blue mountains. There are ‘afterglow’ images too, of dramatic monsoon skies at sundown.

An elephant herd photographed by K Jayaram

An elephant herd photographed by Okay Jayaram

There can be a screening ofInsects to Infinity , a movie by Mahesh of Mayanz YouTube Channel that showcases Jayaram’s five-decade journey in Nature images in addition to a few of his greatest photographs of butterflies, bugs, frogs, mammals, birds and landscapes. The movie additionally options interviews of people that have identified Jayaram, including perception to the multi-faceted nature of his work and his experience as an ecologist, naturalist, and entomologist. This can be adopted by a session the place his buddies reminisce their affiliation with the photographer who handled his work as artwork.

 A pentatomid bug laying eggs by K Jayaram

 A pentatomid bug laying eggs by Okay Jayaram

Jayaram was honoured with ARPS (Associate of The Royal Photographic Society, UK) in 1978, and International Honour AFIAP (Artiste of the International Federation of Photographic Art, Europe ) in 1983 and the Master Honour EFIAP (Excellency within the International Federation of Photographic Art, Europe) in 1986, a uncommon distinction. A frog species ( Philautus jayarami ) and a leaping spider (Myrmarachne jayaramani ) have been named after him.

On August 6, from 4pm to 8pm at Perks Mini Theatre, Perks Matriculation School, Trichy Road. For particulars, name 9894200340/ 9790457568.

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