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Here’s a photography workshop done in the heart of Deccan India.
A good friend and a skilled photojournalist, Vivek Muthuramalingam has been teaching photography to a bunch of people coming from poor and marginalized rural families of Kolar district. Vivek, based in Bangalore, happened to meet Mr. Rao (executive director, Grama Vikas ) on one of his visits to Raichur. During the course of his interaction he got to know about these students who were keen on learning photography and multimedia skills.
Subsequently, in association with Grama Vikas , the students were not only taught conceptualizing story telling through pictures by Vivek but also basics of post processing and image editing softwares.
The result is this short photo essay on the changing lives of shepherd in villages.
“I am a shepherd “
Now Vivek is continuing in his efforts to teach and visiting his students at least for another few months.
ASK US A QUESTION. SHOW US A PICTURE
We have invited him to our group for public participation and over a period of this week (16th-23rd Dec 2011).
He has graciously accepted to answer any queries, relating to this project, his style of photography or suggestions on how one can improve his photography and can participate through our fb page here where Vivek will be present to answer your queries
He was invited to the students photography workshop at the Angkor Photo Festival 2007 held at Siem Reap, Cambodia . His photo essay on the inmates of a destitute shelter, ‘Home of Hope’ was also screened at the festival.
Vivek with his students
He won first places in both the WHO supported categories ‘Employment Conditions’ and ‘Social Exclusion’ at the Venice International Photo Contest, 2007.Besides spending most of his time on his personal work, Vivek regularly shoots for the Housecalls Magazine where he profiles eminent personalities from the field of medicine, well known social activists, environmentalists and artists. His pictures have also appeared in the Gulf News, Tehelka, Outlook Traveller Guides, Down to Earth among other publications.