This intensive 10-day workshop is designed for photographers who have a technical
base in digital photography and now want to take their skills to the next level. The
workshop will introduce photographers to working on narratives and telling photo
stories. Participants will be introduced to different visual styles and languages and
produce one body of work in the duration of the workshop.
*WORKSHOP IS ONLY FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM DARJEELING HILLS AND SIKKIM
Participants must be prepared to work hard and push their limits!
The course will cover the following:
– Introduction to visual storytelling
– Composition and content
– Ethics in photography
– Planning your photo story
– Visual styles
– Shooting approach
– Narrative atructure of story/essay
– Digital workflow and post-production (Bridge, Lightroom, Photoshop)
– Introduction to editing
– Note taking, research, and caption writing
Sessions will be held online. Logins will be sent to those registered.
Participants need access to ZOOM (accounts are free), and the ability to take some
Date: 20th - 30th August, 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Language: English + Nepali
Tutors: Kunga Tashi / Shivam Darnal / Praveen Chettri
*If selected workshop fee should be paid on the following account-
Account details Name : The Confluence Collective
Bank : Canara Bank
Account number :4411101004703
– Participants should have a technical base in photography.
– Participants should have their own camera/lens.
– Participants should be able to commit to the workshop full time.
– Participants should plan to shoot when they are not in class.
– To apply, please fill the application form given below.
*We will only take 10 participants for the workshop.
APPLICATION DEADLINE – 15th August, 2020
KUNGA TASHI is an independent photographer based out of Gangtok, Sikkim, India. He
has worked as a technical coordinator for Project Denjong, an NGO in Sikkim, which
worked on the digitisation, preservation and cataloguing of old documents and
photographs of the Sikkim Palace Archives (1875-1975) under the British Library’s
Endangered Archive Programme and Arcadia. He has also worked on a book project
titled the Crafts Of Uttarakhand for Chitku Design Studio (Dehradun, India), under the
aegis of Uttarakhand Handloom & Handicrafts Development Council.
2018, The Peoples Studio, Gangtok, Sikkim. / 2018, Sangai Photo Festival, Imphal,
Manipur. / 2018, Angkor Photo Workshop Projection. / 2019, Pursuing Arts in Research
(PAIR) Festival, The Secretariat, Yangon, Myanmar.
Marg Magazine | Indian Express | India Today | Artem | Better Photography | Summit
Angkor Photo Festival & Workshop, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2018.
Amiyaprabha Chaudhuri Memorial Grant 2019, Egaro Photo Festival.
Instagram link : Kunga Tashi
SHIVAM DARNAL is a freelance photographer based out of Darjeeling and works as an
assistant teacher at the Municipal Boys’ High School, Darjeeling. He uses photography
as a medium to express and tell stories.
Introduction to Storytelling - 2017, Kalimpong
Visual Thinking with Katrin Koenning, Photo Kathmandu 2018
Angkor Festival & Workshop - Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2019.
PRAVEEN CHETTRI is a photographer based out of Kalimpong, West Bengal. He is the
recipient of the Photographer of the Year award by EPSON-PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2012
and has worked as in-house photographer for Numero-French fashion magazine in
Thailand. He has worked on numerous commissioned photo projects in Darjeeling hills
and Sikkim. With over 10 years of experience, Praveen has been involved in several
initiatives to educate and bring awareness on pertinent issues relating to Darjeeling hills
and Sikkim through the medium of art.
Marg Magazine | Scroll | Caravan | Better Photography | Sikkim Tourism
Making Images - Kushal Ray - Drik India, Kolkata - 2013
Visual Storytelling Workshop - photo.circle, Nepal, 2016
Single Image to Story - Kevin Lee, Photo Kathmandu, 2016
A Day in a Life – Anita Khemka – Photo Kathmandu 2018
Instagram link : Praveen Chettri
ABOUT THE ORGANIZER:
The Confluence Collective represents visual stories by photographers from the Hills of
Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Sikkim. We aim to cultivate voices who document and engage
with socio-political and personal transcendence in the region via multiple mediums of
storytelling including exhibitions and publications.
Final Presentation work of past participants from Introduction to Visual Storytelling
For any queries and information :
Ashwin Sharma : Call/Whatsapp +91 7407727785