Introduction to Visual Storytelling: Edition IV
02-10th SEPTEMBER, 2023
THE CONFLUENCE COLLECTIVE, IN COLLABORATION WITH PHOTOCIRCLE PRESENTS INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL STORYTELLING : IV EDITION WORKSHOP
This 9-day visual storytelling workshop will focus on using photography as a medium for crafting a story. Participants will be guided to develop an idea into a visual narrative through discussions, image-making, and mentoring.
This workshop is designed for those beginning their journey in photography or wanting to further their skills in creating compelling visual stories. It is open to everyone and there is no age limit, but please note that this is in part a shooting workshop and you will need to have a camera. You will be expected to create new images during the program. We welcome all forms of visual storytelling, including the use of video and mixed media.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be invited to share either completed projects or a section of their work made during the course of the program.
Introduction to visual storytelling
Technical aspects on making photographs
Ethics in photography
Digital workflow and post-production
Introduction to editing
Research, and project statement and caption writing
10-15 photographs, which can be either a photo story or single images, or a single video/multimedia
A short paragraph about the participant.
A brief description about their work
You can choose the accommodations we offer, or you can make your own arrangements for lodging.
The cost of our lodging at Cloud 9 Kalimpong , which is shared by two people per room, is Rs. 800 per person, per night, including breakfast.
Tea and snacks will be provided every day during the Workshop. The participants can check out some of Kalimpong's well-known cafes and eateries for dinner.
If you’re interested in joining us, please fill out the application form at the end of the page.
Participants should have a basic technical idea of photography.
Participants should have their own cameras.
Participants should be able to commit to the workshop full-time.
Date: 2nd September – 10th September, 2023
Application Deadline: 15th August, 2023
Venue: Kalimpong, India
Workshop Fee: 10,000 INR
Mentors: Uma Bista and Riti Sengupta
WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO ALL
Uma Bista is a visual storyteller based in Nepal. She uses the camera as a tool to tell visual narratives that focus on issues of social, cultural, familial, personal, political, and psychological perspectives on gender inequality.
She is an alumnus of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Angkor Photo, Cambodia, and VII Academy, Arles, France. Uma was named in the British Journal of Photography’s annual “Ones to Watch 2019”. She is a Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow (2020) and an Advisory Committee member in Women Photograph.
Her works “Our Songs from the Forest”, “Stay Home, Sisters”, “Boundless”, and “I” are being published and exhibited nationally and internationally. Uma has been a mentor for Photo.Circle’s education program since 2021, and worked as an alumni facilitator for the 18th Angkor Photo Workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Riti Sengupta is a photographer based out of Calcutta and an alumna of the National Institute of Design, India. As an exchange student with a scholarship from the Goethe-Institut, she attended the Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig, Germany in 2016. She is also an alumna of the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, Angkor Photo Workshop, Pathshala South Asian Media Institute and VII Academy. She was awarded the Experimenter Generator Grant (2023) and the Stanley Greene/NOOR Award for Women Documenting Conflict (2018).
Along with photography, Sengupta works with text, found information, collages and illustration. Her work has been exhibited at various places, including Les Rencontres d'Arles, Jakarta International Photo Festival and the Goethe-Institut, Bombay, among others.
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