“Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to .” ~ John Ed Pearce
Home is where the heart is. Home is not only the physical structure that shelters the family, but also the bond that holds the family together. Home is the symbol of togetherness - a place from where we embark on the journey called life. It provides peace and stability, and shelters us from the trials and tribulations of life. It is from where our day begins, and it is where we yearn to return at dusk.
But what is home to a prisoner who has been sentenced to a life imprisonment? Or, the little bird fluttering its wings in the cage? Is the LOC home to a soldier who has been posted there till the faces of his family members starts to fade away?
We hear about the wars going on for years in Syria, Palestine, Nigeria, Afghanistan and thousands of refugees seeking shelter in the streets of European countries. Refugee crisis is spreading like an epidemic across the world. Thousands have been rendered homeless. Thousands are seeking home - a place they can call their safe heaven. In this 21st century, overpopulation is posing serious environmental issues, resulting into space crunch. Terrorism has raised its ugly head and continues to take away lives and separate people from their roots. Under this category, we provide photographers to interpret and explore the word in their own ways and put forward their vision through single or series of photographs.
We at Jadavpur University Photography Club, started our journey from the geology department back in 1964. The club has grown since and its reach has crossed borders over the years. But this year, JUPC wishes to return from the “confines” of galleries to its very own university grounds - its home.