SHAKTI RUPENA -Celebrate womanhood through the lens of Chaitali Chakraborty


An Unique Photo Exhibition by  Advertising and Commercial Photographer Chaitali Chakraborty

A photography exhibition has been organized by India World Foundation (IWF), New Delhi with collaboration ICCR,Govt of India from 17th March to 19th March 2017 at ICCR Gallery, Kolkata.

IWF has been active in selfless social work for our global society since 2003 specially in the field of Women & Child Development. Environment, Health, Education, Minority development, Arts & Culture in India & abroad.

The exhibition will be inaugurated by Honorable Governor of West Bengal Dr. Kesharinathji Tripathi. On this auspicious occasion Dr. Shashi Panja & Shri Sovan Chatterjee, Minister in West Bengal Govt., Eminent actresses Debashree Roy, Indrani Haldar, Anjana Basu, Sohini Sarkar have confirmed to be part of this global movement to strengthen women of our global society.

To highlight the power of Women Globally on International Women’s Week

Chaitali’s lens finds strong correlation between the iconic characters of history with today’s women. She imagines her Sita as a girl next door, having to prove herself over and over again through Agnipariksha. Chaitali’s Rani Laxmibai meets her match in woman officers of the Indian Army. Shakti Rupena is also a tribute to new age transgender woman who celebrates her new life!

From time immemorial, the Indian woman has always been somewhat of a mystery – desired for her sensuality, respected for her intelligence and feared for her heroic gallantry.

Renowned commercial and advertising photographer Chaitali Chakraborty, has undertaken to do the unthinkable – to document the journey of the eternal Indian woman over centuries through a medium she knows best – photography.

As a modern woman herself, Chaitali has taken the liberty of mixing history with reality, transcending time and portraying iconic Indian women in a modern day setting. She imagines her Sita as a girl next door, having to prove herself over and over again through Agnipariksha. Chaitali’s Rani Laxmibai meets her future incarnation in a woman officer of the Indian Army.

Shakti Rupena is also a tribute to the new age transgender woman. In a bold step, perhaps for the first time in India, Chaitali has restrained from gender typifying them and instead photographed these women as she would any mainstream model. Often treated as outcasts in real life, these Transgenders ooze oomph and glamour in every frame. Being an advertising professional, Chaitali thinks, Transgenders can be a part of today’s main stream glamour industry!  She captured true Transgender beauties in her unique way. They look equally beautiful and glamorous in every frame.

Turning on the star quotient, Tollywood divas Debashree Roy, Indrani Halder, Sohini Sarkar, Anjana Basu have ignited life into some of Chaitali’s well conceptualized characters.

Photo and Text By – NB Marks Public Relations