Nature always opens the doorway to bridging our intuitive and logical aspirations. When creativity and intellect blend in harmony, they take us towards a greater wholesomeness, giving way to a transformational change.
"Nature is Art for ConservationTM" project achieves this harmony and introduces people to Citizen Science. This fine art photography project draws people to nature and helps them experience Intrigue, Curiosity and Wonder. This unique Art Movement for Climate Action will inspire one to become a Citizen Scientist and rediscover the artist, photographer, and learner in them. It will transform them into storytellers who can inspire others to play an active part in the story of environment protection.
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Anil Annaiah captures what is not visible. Often, he seems to capture that essence while his camera would have mechanically clicked the world in front of it.
H A Anil Kumar
Art Historian, Curator & Art Critic (November 2000 - Simple Perceptions Photography Exhibition at C.K.P Gallery - Times of India / Art Review)
Anil's endeavour to propagate science through art is commendable and leading a social change that will help have a better, greener and equitable future.
Ms. Indu K Murthy
Research - Indian Institute of Science - IISc - Bangalore, Center for Sustainable Technolvogies
Head - Aranya Climate Change Services Pvt Ltd
Amazing pictures, inspiring young people with the enormous beauty nature has to offer. One of the best Citizen Science - Visuals I have seen. Best wishes to Anil for creating the magic. Thanks
Earthwatch Institute India
Different perceptions...different angle, different vision...Yet the same nature element depicted wonderfully by Anil Annaiah. Such must be the lens eye to understand mother nature!
Dr. Harish Bhat
CES, Indian Institute of Science
A great exhibition of nature, a must see for young minds. As Anil says,"now is the time".
Dr. Rajesh Nair
Nature at its best captivated & shown to the world through a camera for eternity. Anil has captured romanticism of Nature in an aesthetic manner appealing to the senses. All the best.
B N S Reddy IPS
Awesome!! Keep it up. Working for a social cause using creativity... very nice.
Dr Srikanth K
Himalaya Drug Company
Keep it up & Ignite more Minds.
Rajesh N Jagdale
Managing Director - Jagdale Industries Limited
This show's that we need to step back and take a good look at the world around us. Thanks for highlighting it.
Founder & Director - ASHA
B B Shetty
Tata Consultancy Services
Excellent ! New perception to Photography. Keep doing experimentation.
Dr Gururaja K V
A timely initiative for all of us to wake up and do our bit for saving Mother Earth from extinction.
C Saranga Pani
Founder CSIM & Retd Executive Director IDBI
Awesome captures!!! Amazing but simple beauty captured so well.
Anil has experimented with various techniques, such as vortex-like image in print, as well as close-ups and diffused images of flowers and leaves, which are as dramatic as abstract paintings.
Art Critic & Writer
Anil Annaiah's "Nature is Art for ConservationTM" is a Citizen Science initiative using art photography movement where the images challenge your perception of reality and with the educative films "Discovering Science Through The Lens" reveal nature's secret for a Sustainable Environment.
With each image and with each film, the goal is towards building awareness and deeper connection with the beauteous treasure around us and to awaken "A New Life PledgeTM" for Conservation of Biodiversity as Citizen Scientists.
Various Organisations, Corporates, Educational Institutions, other diverse forums have viewed the exhibitions, watched the films and read the message posters. With this engagement they felt inspired to learn the word Citizen Science and become Citizen Scientists. The creative art journey has proved its impact & magnetism and has got people to fall in love with nature all over again with a fresh perspective. This unique Art Movement for Climate Action opens each year on Earth Day with a new collection at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath. It has journeyed from the year 2014, through Tata Consultancy Services ( 7 locations ), Ants, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore - Environment Day 2014, Round Table School, WIPRO -Environment Day 2015, Jagdale Industries, VAYS Infotech, Madura Fashion & Lifestyle, Sri Cauvery College, HSBC Employees - an Introductory talk & exhibition and another Employee Engagement Talk with the Exhibition at Himalaya Drug Company spreading the message of Citizen Science.
Discovering Science Through The Lens
The educational aspect of this fine art nature collection, takes shape as it effectively gets transformed into empowering Citizen Science resource films "Discovering Science Through The Lens" series. These films with an innovative presentation style bring in the scientific and other interesting information of each creative fine art image, building an unique Citizen Science spirit.
"Simple PerceptionsTM" fine art photography brought in the first public exhibition in the year 2000. This was a collection of conceptual images photographed with 35mm and Medium Format cameras, using B&W Negatives and Colour Reversal Films from the year 1988 onwards to the year 2000. This journey has continued with more images of nature and more perspectives over the years. Simple Perceptions brought in the new series of images to support and empower a concept "Nature is Art for Conservation" a Citizen Science initiative. This exhibition opened on Earth Day 2014, for the second consecutive year on Earth Day 2015 & for the third year on Earth Day 2016 Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath art gallery in Bangalore. The photography presented have pure artistic compositions and not retouched with filters or digital enhancing post effects.
Anil Annaiah's Art Images & Film Installations was a part of the Time and Space Gallery - Healing Nature: Restoring Balances Group Show in Bangalore. Curator Mrs Renu George