‘Soul of a City’ photography exhibition showcasing the soul of Kandy | Sunday Observer

‘Soul of a City’ photography exhibition showcasing the soul of Kandy

19 March, 2023
Nadija Weeraratne
Nadija Weeraratne

Soul of a City, a photography exhibition and sale showcasing a selection of black and white photographs taken during the Covid-19 pandemic in the city of Kandy by Nadija Weeraratne, will be held on March 26, from 10 am to 6.30pm at the Harrold Peiris Gallery, Lionel Wendt, Colombo 7.

With over 40 images, Weeraratne hopes to take you on a journey across time, space, and reality during uncertain times. Each photograph captures moments of stillness alongside its rich beauty in people and places in a state of isolation and a moment in time that had left an indelible mark on people’s lives. Despite the prevailing movement restrictions at the time, Nadija followed his passion and turned his isolation into a rich palette of reflections. The photographs depict the impact of a global pandemic on individuals, a city, and homeless people on the streets. Commenting on the exhibition, Nadija stated, “One of the most beautiful aspects of humanity is how we tend to put our best forward in the worst of times.

For many people, the Covid-19 pandemic brought an aura of uncertainty and a level of insecurity that primarily affected low-income earners. But, we could also witness the very best that humanity had to offer, with people from all walks of life coming together to help those in need.”