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Instagram holds a unique photo exhibition In Kolkata

This generation is going crazy over Instagram, a photo and video sharing, social networking service which empowers us to share our photos and videos across a variety of social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter etc. Instagram has crossed 400 Million mark in terms of its user base and still growing strong with people posting from anything to everything on it. Thanks to Instagram, terms like Instacelebs, Instagram Husbands and Hashtags are now trending.

The company, to have a better engagement with its users, has decided to organize photo exhibitions in different countries showcasing their local culture and heritage. Their latest exhibition was in Kolkata which portrayed the culture of Bengal along with its beautiful landscape and architecture. The photos were sourced from 17 users with diverse profiles and illustrate various facets of life here.

Instagram exhibition across the world

Ankhi Das, Public Policy Director of Facebook, addressed PTI saying

This is our first photo exhibition in India. We are starting from Kolkata because of its heritage and culture. We are planning more such community-centric events in other states to actively engage our users.

The event ran in-parallel to the Bengal Global Business Summit which went on for three days featuring numerous foreign dignitaries and delegates. The motive behind the move was to make the outsiders aware of the rich cultural heritage that this state possesses. The officials from Facebook coordinated with the local Instagram community (@ig_calcutta) to curate photo in order to build imagery appropriate to the theme.

West Bengal MP visiting the Instagram photo exhibition - Mythical India
West Bengal MP Derek o Brian visiting the Instagram photo         exhibition

Here, is the collection of some of those pictures which were put on display.

Picture by Niladri Adhikari at Bull racing festival also known as Moi-Charan - Mythical India
Picture by Niladri Adhikari at Bull racing festival also known as Moi-Charan
Picture by Anindito Mukherjee captured a waiter at College street coffee house - Mythical India
Picture by Anindito Mukherjee captured a waiter at College street coffee house
Photo by Sammya Brata Mullick depicting Durga Puja preps - Mythical India
Photo by Sammya Brata Mullick depicting Durga Puja preps
Kolkata holi captured by Debiprasad Mukherjee at Instagram exhibition - Mythical India
Kolkata holi captured by Debiprasad Mukherjee
Madhebendu Hensh who captured this image during Monsoon at Digha Beach - Mythical India
Madhebendu Hensh who captured this image during Monsoon at Digha Beach
Chhau dance captured by Arghya Chatterjee at Purulia district - Mythical India
Chhau dance captured by Arghya Chatterjee at Purulia district
Life by Arpita_Pramanick at Instagram photo exhibition - Mythical India
Photo by Arpita Pramanick
Soumyodeep Mukherjee shot this photo in Sonarpur during immersion rally of Durga Puja - Mythical India
Soumyodeep Mukherjee shot this photo in Sonarpur during immersion rally of Durga Puja
The pic titled "The Headmaster" was captured at Sundarban by Swaroop Singha Roy - Mythical India
The pic titled “The Headmaster” was captured at Sundarban by Swaroop Singha Roy
Photo by Kushal Gangopadhay capturing girls going to school even during rainy season - Mythical India
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