Beyond India


Photography Workshop | September 26 – October 5, 2019

This ten days road trip workshop is designed to allow the participants to travel and work in small villages and towns and get a glimpse of less travelled routes in India.

We will begin our journey from Delhi and travel to Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala.  This town is the seat of the Tibetan Government in exile and the residence His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Here we will explore the mix of Himachalli and Tibetan culture as well as the impact of tourism from other parts of India.  The agenda is loose and we will help each participant create a theme and develop an idea through photographs.

Then, we will travel to the south: Tamil Nadu, where I was born.  We will stay in Pondicherry, a city by the sea and a former French colony.  We will take a day off to edit the work, discuss and unwind.  We will also make a day trip to visit local fishing hamlets, temples and the town.

The journey will wrap up in Delhi. We will stay for a night and spend the day exploring the capital city. This will include trips to historical monuments, a spice market and local restaurants.

Through this workshop I wish to share my experiences and journeys in India, the place where I was born and raised and which I left behind to live in many parts of the world.

Maximum participants: 10

Schedule:

Day 1  – Thursday, Sept 26

Flight from Delhi to Dharamsala

Check in at the hotel in Mcleod Ganj

Introduction to town and the surroundings

Discuss ideas / themes for the upcoming week

Evening group dinner

Day 2 – Friday, Sept 27  &  Day 3 – Saturday, Sept 28

Develop a personal theme in & around Mcleod Ganj

Day 4 – Sunday, Sept 29

Day travel in narrow gauge railway line

Day 5 – Monday, Sept 30

Photograph in Mcleod Ganj

Travel overnight to Delhi by car

Day 6  – Tuesday, Oct 1

Flight from Delhi to Madras/Chennai

Arrive in Pondicherry

Day 7  – Wednesday, Oct 2

Edit and discuss the work from the week

Day 8  – Thursday, Oct 3

Day-trip to near by temples and local villages.

Day 9  – Friday, Oct 4

Departure from Pondicherry and travel to Delhi

Evening in Delhi

Day 10 – Saturday, Oct 5

Street photography in Delhi-  local markets & monuments

Depart Delhi after midnight

Registration and Cost: 

The cost of the workshop includes local transport, accommodation, two dinners and the tuition fee.

Early registration- Feb 1 – April 15, 2019:

950 €(Shared accommodation) / 1200 €(Single accommodation)

Late registration- April 15 – August 31, 2019:

1100 €(Shared accommodation) / 1350 €(Single accommodation)

Registration closes on August 31, 2019.

In order to secure accommodation and local transport, students are required to pay a deposit upon signing up.  

For more information on the itinerary and payments email me at: contact@samisiva.com