People, Places and Things
*WORKSHOP IS ONLY FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM DARJEELING HILLS AND NORTH EASTERN
STATES (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and
Participants must be prepared to work hard and push their limits!
This 10 day workshop is designed for photographers who are working on long-term projects and
seeking directions to take their works further or those who are figuring out their place and
interest in photography. Giving emphasis on image making as a practice, this program aims to
offer guidance and direction with serious consideration towards shaping a body of work.
Participants will be introduced to various lectures & discussions on the history of photography,
assigned readings ,works & processes that would inform and enrich their respective interests.
Participants will be expected to shoot and create new images during the program and work
towards a final presentation.
Date: 25th November – 5th December, 2021
Venue: Echostream studio, Gangtok, Sikkim, India
Timing: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: Rs 10000/-
*If selected workshop fee should be paid on the following account-
Account details Name : The Confluence Collective
Bank : Canara Bank
Account number :4411101004703
MENTORS : Tenzing Dakpa & Anupam Diwan
– Participants should have a technical base in photography.
– Participants should have their DSLR cameras.
– Participants should be able to commit to the workshop full time.
– Participants should plan to be shooting when they are not in class.
– Participants should have Adobe Bridge and Photoshop installed on their laptops.
APPLICATION DEADLINE – 20th November, 2021
*12 Selected candidates will be informed via phone call
Tenzing Dakpa (b.1985) lives and works between Goa, Sikkim and New Delhi. Dakpa first moved to New Delhi to study graphic design at the College of Art, University of Delhi (BFA, 2009) and then to the United States, where he studied at the Rhode Island School of Design (MFAPhotography, 2016). He was the recipient of a RISD fellowship between 2014-2016 and the T.C.Colley Scholarship for Excellence in Photography in 2015. Dakpa's book The Hotel was published by Steidl in April 2020. Dakpa's work is also included in the book Photography and Tibet by ClareHarris, which is the first historical survey of photography inTibet and the Himalayas. In 2016, he was an artist in residence at the Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY. In 2018, The Hotel was shortlisted for the Mack First Book Award and won the Photobook Award at the SingaporeInternational Photography Festival. Dakpa’s works have been exhibited at various art galleries and institutions including: The Hotel, indigo+madder, London 2019; Asia House, London in 2018;FotoFest Houston
Biennial, Asia Society Texas Center (Texas) in 2018; Lamar Dodd School of Art,
Athens, Georgia in 2016; Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island in 2015; Woods Gerry Gallery (RhodeIsland) in 2014; World Event Young Artists festival (Nottingham) and The Art Loft (Mumbai) in 2012.
Anupam Diwan (b.1993) is a photographer from Chhattisgarh, India. Inspired by everyday lifescenarios and the landscapes around him, his works explore the constructs of home, memory,and belonging. He is an alumnus of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Bangladesh (2016-17)and the Angkor Photo Workshops (2018). Currently, he is based out of Pune, India.His works have been part of group exhibitions including Ellipsis: Between Word and Image, AlkaziFoundation, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur (2019), Dali International Photo Festival, China (2019),Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia (2019), Singapore International Photography Festival (2018). Hewas shortlisted for Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship in 2017 and nominated for JoopSwart Masterclass in 2020. He is one of the recipients of the Creation Grants awarded by theAngkor Photo Festival in 2021. His works have also been part of publications includingLensCulture, Phmuseum, and PIX Quarterly.
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-politicaland personal transcendence in the region via multiple mediums of storytelling includingexhibitions and publications.
For any queries and information :
Kunga Tashi / Praveen Chettri : Call/Whatsapp +91 96358 59725 / 9733185815