In The Room
In The Room (Ongoing)
Amidst the pandemic of covid 19, social distancing has created paranoia, suspicion and an overall break in human connections. “In the room” tries to look into a space that is against this new normal. The room is filled with stories that might not always be the truth but is metaphorical to it. The room brings out personalities that might not always be normal into society, it’s filled with absurd events, surroundings and tales that go beyond the acceptable reality of every day. Perhaps, the room, and everything around it, is a microcosm of the violent, fable-like existence of the society which constantly changes its definition of normal. The room defies the normal, embraces a frenzy and people in it presents their identities as per their realities. Being with a camera often distances one from the situation, creating a wall, a disconnection, I have constantly tried to move beyond this barrier.
Animikh Chakrabarty is a photographer based in Kolkata, India. After finishing his master degree in Film Studies from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2019, Animikh has started seriously pursuing the form and language of Photography. With mostly the Internet and fellow photography enthusiasts friends and books, he is still trying to settle on his style and method. Animikh is immensely interested in the form of visual storytelling and not just mere singular photographs or the recent commercially fed idea of a “beautiful photo”. step by step, it has been a method of revelation, of connecting with his feelings, exploring spaces and characters in the process. Animikh is an enthusiast of cinema and a student of the visual media.