May 23, 2024

Photography workshop held

TAP | Updated: April 12, 2024

RONO HILLS, Apr 12: The department of anthropology at Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), organized a one-day photography workshop titled "Photography in Visual Ethnography" here on Friday.

The workshop aimed to bridge art and anthropology, nurturing creativity, and honing the skills of budding photographers while exploring the intersection of visual storytelling and cultural exploration.

The workshop attracted students, research scholars, and photography enthusiasts from various disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, mass communication, history, music and fine arts, among others.

The event was conducted under the expert guidance of School of Fototechnik, New Delhi founder director Tirtha Dasgupta.

Dasgupta, whose work has been exhibited in International Salons across 35 countries, has won over 1000 Acceptances and Awards and received the prestigious Sahitya Kala Parishad award in 1989 and 1992.

A highlight of the workshop was the opportunity for participants to explore various genres of photography, including landscape, portrait, and street photography.

Each session, guided by the resource person, provided valuable insights and practical tips, empowering attendees to capture the essence of their surroundings with finesse and flair.

Throughout the workshop, participants engaged in interactive sessions and practical exercises designed to deepen their understanding of the symbiotic relationship between culture and visual representation.

The workshop comprised two sessions.

While the first session covered the application of photography in social sciences and the basics of cameras, lenses, exposure, and lighting, the post-lunch session included practical demonstrations for shooting small scientific samples, handling daylight, and shooting outdoors.

The valedictory session featured feedback from participants, distribution of certificates.