B’gudi, In Focus

2024-07-17 22:46:55

Sabir Ahmed

B’gudi, In Focus


July 9, 2022    
8:30 am - 10:30 am


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Basavanagudi (meaning ‘temple of the bull’) is home to one of the oldest temples in Bengaluru – the Nandi temple. In the midst of an ever-evolving city, the streets of this locality stand as a reminder of a bygone era. The essence of Basavanagudi is defined by numerous temples, rows of trees providing shade to beautiful classic homes, and bustling marketplaces. These help the locality retain its signature old-world charm. Photographing the bylanes of a place that is a melting pot of tradition and modernity requires patience, and a good eye for detail.

Join us as we take a walk around Basavanagudi in the second edition of our photowalks series, led by photographer Sabir Ahmed. Learn about and capture a unique slice of the city by zooming in on old Bengaluru.

Please note that participants are required to bring their own cameras. Smartphone cameras are welcome too. 

We advise you to wear comfortable clothing and shoes for the walk. The exact meeting point in Basavanagudi will be shared with you post registration.

If you have any accessibility needs, please write to access@map-india.org prior to registration and let us know the nature of your difficulty and the accommodations that may be required. We will try our best to make the necessary arrangements in consultation with you.

Registration fee: INR 300 

Reporting time: 08:00 AM

Limited spots available, please register at the earliest.

Sabir Ahmed


Sabir Ahmed is an engineer with a passion for crafting ideas. His interest in photography was inspired by his father’s hobby almost three decades ago. With an eye for capturing places, nature, architecture and people in their moods, Ahmed shoots on both film and digital in various formats including 35mm, medium format and large format. He prefers black and white photography and professionally develops/prints photographs in his own darkroom and studio. 

He conducts regular workshops and teaches photography to students of mass communication. He has exhibited his work in public forums, exhibitions and contests. His photographs have also been published in international magazines.

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