Last week I ventured off to Somerset house to look at the Sony World Photography Awards and as you can imagine, the exhibition lived up to expectation, with amateur and professional categories comprising photographers from around the globe. Themes ranged from the ongoing Kiev crisis in Ukraine and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa to the role of dads in Sweden. (Captions on the photos aren’t the actual titles of the photographs that were exhibited) With easy access by bus or tube, Somerset House is located in the heart of London. It’s a stone’s throw away from cultural Covent Garden, Temple- overlooking the Thames and Charing cross- on the Strand. Upon arrival, the lovely courtyard was ever so welcoming with fashonistas in their various elements thanks to the beautiful spring weather, the sound of water that jolted out of the ground at set intervals.
And so the adventure began..
And compelling stories of some Indian youth that suffer from a rare, treatable form of genetic blindness. I forget what it’s called but take a look some of the photos I found most captivating.