David and Suki are leading a photography workshop to Odisha, East India in November where you can expect the unexpected as we venture to places seldom visited by outsiders, and take advantage of the rare opportunity to connect with and photograph these ancient cultures.
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about humanitarian and portrait photography under the watchful eye of Suki who has devoted more than 20 years of his life to indigenous photography in Asia and South America . Suki’s work has been published in books and magazines, including National Geographic (cover, February 2005) and Time Magazine. He has also held numerous workshops, lectures, and exhibitions in museums and art galleries throughout the world, including Bhutan, India, China, Indonesia, the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Cuba.
The indigenous population of India are called Adivasis which literally means “original inhabitants”. Nestled in the Odisha hills and Eastern Ghats they constitute 25% of Odisha’s population; the most populous Adivasi region of all India. They comprise of 62 diverse ethnicities and although co-dependent they fiercely guard their own distinct traditions. We will meet the Bonda, Gaddava, Paroja, Kondh, Mali & Dongria Kondh tribes and witness a way of life relatively unchanged throughout centuries.
We will photograph the Adivasis in their own homes and spend many hours in the villages getting to know the people and learn about their way of life and cultural traditions.
Dave visited this area in December 2016 and has worked with local guides to produce a fascinating itinerary that really connects with the local indigenous tribes.
This area is very beautiful and there will be many other photo opportunities as we travel through this ancient land by air conditioned vans.
We have timed this photo workshop to coincide with the annual Konark Dance and Music Festival. Dancers and musicians come from all over India to perform in this wonderful event, so we will have opportunities to witness and photograph varied cultures from all over India.
There are limited numbers for this photo workshop as there are only a small numbers of hotel rooms available, so please contact David or Suki quickly and express your interest in this wonderful photographic travel opportunity.
Please see day to day itinerary (which may change slightly)
Costs for this workshop as follows :
USD $ 4,600 Based on sharing
USD $ 5,000 Single room
3% tax payment via paypal
A $ 1,000 USD deposit is required to secure your place for this workshop. This deposit is fully refundable if the workshop does not take place.
Full payment is due 60 days before the commencement of the workshop. This is non refundable if the participant cancels, therefore we strongly recommend
having travel insurance.
This includes :
The workshop begins in Vizag and ends in Puri. There are flight connections via Kolkata, Chennai.
David Metcalf is a resident of Bali and has been travelling, writing and photographing throughout Indonesia for the past decade. David has held several exhibitions in Jakarta and Bali since 2002. He opened Taksu Photo Gallery in Ubud, Bali, in 2015 and uses the power of photography to educate and encourage positive social change.
David leads photography tours to Bali and Java, the USA, Myanmar, India and other destinations. He is involved in many projects in Kalimantan supporting Dayak culture and the environment.
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