The World Collage – Juxtaposed photo stories across 4 continents
A collection of photo-stories across the world with unique insightful descriptions, juxtaposing cultures, landscapes, water bodies, cities, architectures across Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America.
The World Collage, a photo-book with 142 juxtaposed photo-stories across 4 continents is now being crowdfunded on the indiegogo platform at http://igg.me/at/TheWorldCollage/x/11621885. It has already raised 21% ($2100) of its $10000 funding goal from 77 backers in just a couple of days. The lead campaigner Mrunal Gawade is a scientist / artist based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with his education across 3 continents (BE- India, MS- USA, PhD- Netherlands). The book portrays his acute observations during his world travels as seen through his camera, and compares the stories across cultures, natural, and manmade schemes.
Though cultures differ, the humanity across the world is still bound by a common thread of kindness, helpfulness, love, and various such qualities. Though natural and manmade beauties such as bodies of water, forests, mountains, institutes of learning, architectures change across different geographical boundaries, similarities can still be found in their abstract forms. The world is like a large collage connected through the threads binding the humanity, the natural and the manmade schemes in their different manifestations.
The photo-book is an ideal gift for travel lovers, cultural explorers, socio-economic-thinkers, and architecture lovers, as the festive season approaches. It could be also used as a coffee-table book. It might inspire you to visit these new places, or might bring back those fond memories, if been there already. Some of the photos could be very intriguing and will definitely leave you pondering, and question the way societies across the world function. So essentially, along with witnessing the beauty of the world, you also get some food for thought 🙂
The lead campaigner Mrunal Gawade is a Computer Scientist with an artistic passion. He is privileged to have his education done across the three continents (BE- India, MS- USA, PhD – Netherlands). Being a researcher, he gets to travel across the world for various professional activities. Being a scientist, he is a keen observer of the world around him, and always tries to reason his observations. Photography allows him to capture his observations through the precise moments.
Photography credentials – Being an avid painter (all India level gold medalist) during school days, Mrunal has a great eye for photo composition. He is a self taught photographer and has contributed his photographs to exhibition in Istanbul, front covers of a UK based book publisher, coffee table book editorials in India, Getty image invitations for stock photography, friend’s wedding albums in Netherlands and India, his scientific institute’s magazine and library archives in Amsterdam.
Contact details: The lead campaigner Mrunal Gawade can be contacted directly at [email protected] or mobile +31684076940. His presence on the other social media platforms is listed below.
Indiegogo Campaign- http://igg.me/at/TheWorldCollage/x/11621885
Blogger – www.here4learning.blogspot.com