Football, hope and Kashmir: how this photo exhibition shows a new face of positivity

24th Jan 2019
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In this photo essay, we showcase the exhibition organised by Real Kashmir Football Club and adidas, along with messages of change and peace.


PhotoSparks is a weekly feature from YourStory, with photographs that celebrate the spirit of creativity and innovation. In the earlier 290 posts, we featured an art festival, cartoon gallery. world music festivaltelecom expomillets fair, climate change expo, wildlife conference, startup festival, Diwali rangoli, and jazz festival.

In partnership with Real Kashmir Football Club, adidas has launched a photo exhibition at Rangoli Metro Art Centre in Bengaluru this week. It captures the positivity that football can bring to youth in a conflict zone.

The beauty of the Kashmir valley, including Dal Lake and the snow-clad mountains, make for a stunning backdrop for the passion that football evokes. Can sports change lives? What does the future hold for the youth of Kashmir? These are some of the questions that the exhibition evokes.

“Through football, you can get people together. Hopefully, this is one of many ways to bring peace to the region,” said award-winning photographer Prashant Godbole, in a chat with YourStory. He is founder of ad agency Ideas@Work, based in Mumbai, and also specialises in candid and street photography.

“There is thirst among youngsters to play football, and they yearn for peace. We hope to spread the wave of positive change and optimism in the valley,” said Sandeep Chattoo, co-owner of the club, which was founded in 2016.

Now, what have you done today to connect your creativity to larger trends for progress and change?

Do you have a creative photograph to share? Please do email us at PhotoSparks@YourStory.com!

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