Lord Sheikh opens the Real Women of India Exhibition • 03.08.11 Lord Sheikh was asked to open an exhibition at the Nehru Centre which displayed marvellous photographs taken by the renowned photographer Lesley Saunders. The photographs were of women in India and portray Lesley Saunders’ perception of the resilience and fortitude that the women display. The proceeds of the sale of the photographs were donated to ROKO Cancer which is actively supported by Lord Sheikh. ROKO Cancer, which is headed by Mr A P P Chawla, is a charity which helps women fight against breast cancer by giving them the power of knowledge to identify abnormalities and receive treatment in a timely manner to help them fight this dreadful disease.
Nottingham Evening Post A NOTTS photographer is to have her work showcased in London. Lesley Saunders, of Whatton, will have a collection of photographs displayed for charity under the name of her alter ego, Elle Jé. The exhibition, called The Real Women of India, will be on show at The High Commission of India’s Nehru Centre, in London, from tomorrow until Friday. Ms Saunders took the pictures on a two-year trip to India. The exhibition is raising money for ROKO Cancer, a charity which educates women in India about breast cancer. Read more: http://www.nottinghampost.com/Photographer-London/story-12169563-detail/story.html#ixzz3dQoNIGT9 Follow us: @Nottingham_Post on Twitter | NottinghamPostOnline on Facebook
Hucknall Dispatch Photography brings fame in India for Lesley A HUCKNALL-born woman whose skills behind a camera have brought her fame in India is currently back in this country. A photographic portrayal by Lesley Saunders (54) of The ‘Real’ Women of India has made a huge impact on the sub-continent. International broadcaster and raconteur Shaun Rana has described Lesley as an “enigmatic, elegant and charismatic lady”. She has travelled the world and took up photography as a hobby and relaxing pastime as recently as 2007. Tuition that Lesley received from a distinguished photographer, Anand Sharan, helped her to capture the strength, beauty, steadfastness and contentment of “amazing” women she encountered in India. Her subjects included a woman in her 80s briskly scaling a hillock and a young bride-to-be with a pensive look. An IT expert, Lesley was senior manager of an international conglomerate, with whom she worked for 17 years, but she is now looking to start up her own business in India. She is planning exhibitions of her photos in London, Paris and New York to raise money for ROKO, a prominent breast-cancer awareness charity. She has also been asked to write a monthly column for the ‘Asian Photography’ […]