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International Photography Program 2017


International Photography Program at Pathshala gives young photographers from around the world the opportunity to develop a personal photographic voice and own visual expression, guided by a faculty of world-renowned photographers. It will help to exchange thoughts and ideas in their very own visual expression in Photography, through a traditional, intimate and informal learning method. The program offers a possibility for participants of different backgrounds, cultures, and ages to fully submerge in the subject during their stay. It is an intense period during which the student is pushed to examine his views on photography, step out of personal patterns and self-imposed boundaries in photographing to develop fresh visual languages.

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Participants will also focus on developing visual narratives in different methods where conventions of traditional and contemporary storytelling will be taken into discussion. The stories will be constantly questioned and reviewed to push the taboos on photographing social issues, personal stories, and fictions.


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Mentored by industry professionals, the program’s focus on practical sessions is underpinned by a theoretical component within its curriculum. Students will brush up their technical skills on different visual styles, formats, languages and varied approaches initially and learn to transform techniques into aesthetics and sequentially, into a personal language. Participants will also focus on developing bodies of work in different methods where conventions of traditional and contemporary approach will be taken into discussion. The works will be constantly questioned and reviewed to push the clichés on photographing social issues, personal stories, and fictions. Comprehension will be developed to understand the world from deep within and varied perspectives. The residency program aims to inspire different practices of photography and internalization of specific ways of seeing. The participants will aim to gain a certain level of sensibility in photographic practice, which may organically grow as an emotive response, instinctive expression or conscious and intellectual acts of art.

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Residence: The Program participants will live in a shared residence which is just walking distance from the school which is comfortable, intimate and fully-furnished. The residence not only facilitates security but also them allows the students to stay together to maximize the exchange of ideas and thoughts. The close proximity to Pathshala also allows them to make full use of the campus’ Studio, Computer Lab, Wi-Fi, Darkroom, Library and other logistic support on a daily basis, including on weekends.

Program Plan:

The First two months:

  • Craft Building
  • Technical Aspects and Knowledge on Aesthetics
  • Post Process Production
  • Different Visual Styles, formats & Approach

The students will be assigned to produce photographs every week, which will be discussed and critiqued in regular group review sessions

The Third & Fourth months:

  • Approaching People & Community
  • Exploring Space
  • Group Review Sessions
  • Storytelling: Linear, nonlinear and Thematic
  • Visual Narrative
  • Selecting Issue & Subject
  • Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Narrative Construction
  • Develop Personal Body of Work
  • Review Session

The Fifth Month:

  • Final Project
  • Mid-Submission Review
  • Presentation

The participants would develop their personal bodies of work with regular reviews by the tutors. They will be able to make the most of their presence in this part of the world by traveling outside of Dhaka or indeed Bangladesh.

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Applying Process:
1. A complete CV of yours.
2. Motivation letter (500 words) describing why you want to avail this program.
3. One body of work containing (stories/ series; 12-15 Photographs) Specification: 1200 pixel longest side JPEG Format.
Please kindly Submit your Portfolio to the email:

For Information:
Pathshala South Asian Media Institute
16 Sukrabad, Panthapath, Dhaka-1207
Tel: 880-2-9129847 Mob: +8801795094271

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