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PWB SCHOOL INDIA


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PWB SCHOOL INDIA


This masterclass photography and storytelling workshop is for those interested in working with a women's empowerment organization. In these masterclasses, photographers are able to get firsthand experiencing documenting lives and stories that are intended to create tangible change. We will be partnering with a leading organization in Jodhpur India to make this dream trip come to life. The organization is dedicated to promoting unity, independent and self-esteem among Indian women, diminishing notions of class and caste, and eradicating violence against women. Proceeds go to providing women and children with education to promote a sustainable livelihood. 

Participants will come away with beautiful additions to their portfolios, a PWB certificate and a chance to be featured in the PWB Magazine.

TRIP DATES: NOVEMBER 6 - 20, 2018

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COST


COST


EARLY BIRD PRICE: $2950 USD (BEFORE March 1, 2018)

REGULAR PRICE: $3,250 USD

MEMBERS RECEIVE 5% OFF

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ITINERARY


ITINERARY


Physical Rating: Moderate

Day 1

Fly into Jodhpur where you will be greeted at the airport by one of our staff. During your stay in Jodhpur you will be staying at a charming, traditional Indian guesthouse where you will feel at home surrounded by sounds, smells and beauty of India as the warm staff of Sambhali Trust take you in as one of their own. Meet your fellow travellers at the beautiful villa after and have dinner together to taste some local Indian cuisine! 

LESSON 1: ETHICS OF PHOTODOCUMENTARY & PHOTOVOICE

  • Ethics of Photodocumentary: We will discuss the ethics of being a documentary photographer through contemporary and historic examples. We will talk about permission/consent, editing, safety, journalistic integrity, responsibility, framing, narratives, your power/role as a photographer, and how photography can and has impacted social change. 
  • Finding and working with a team is essential for change.  We will discuss how to find partners to work with and how, together, change can be made
  • Introduce a Social Change Story: We will introduce the NGO we are working with in India.
  • Learn about PhotoVoice, a technique that involves teaching women at Sambhali Trust how to use photography to tell their stories. Throughout the workshop, various PhotoVoice activities will be demonstrated.

Day 2

Take a tour of Jodhpur! Get to know the Blue City where Sambhali Trust operates. We'll take you to the famous Clock Tower market and show you the Sambhali Boutique, located centrally between the market and the beautiful fort that guards the city.

Day 3-6

For the next few days we will split into groups and visit the various centres and programs of the organization. Visit the boarding home for girls, empowerment centres, and get to know some of the incredible women and girls that make up the organization. Develop relationships, tell stories and amplify voices.

LESSON 2: ART OF STORYTELLING & POWER OF VOICE 

  • Art of Storytelling: Through discussion, we will identify and unveil the elements and ingredients that make a powerful story. In your first storytelling assignment, you will get hands-on, guided practice in telling a story with your images.
  • Power of Voice: We will work on bringing your own narrative and emotions into your work.  Make your photos speak and say what you feel.  

LESSON 3: COMPOSITION & EYE MOVEMENT 

  • Learn how to storytell by the way you move your viewer throughout your frame.  Use of light, color, shapes, multi-level photojournalism will all be shown as ways to use a single image to tell more of a story and to trap the viewers eyes

LESSON 4: PERFECT LANDSCAPES & ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAITURE 

  • Participants will learn to take stunning landscape images with or without a tripod. We will also learn how to take beautiful "long exposures" of water and clouds to get a flowy, dreamy effect with or without the use of filters.
  • Through guided practice and a fun and challenging exercise, participants will learn how to bring portraiture to the next step.

Day 6-8

Travel to the charming desert village of Setrawa where we will spend two nights at the original home of Sambhali's founder Govind. Here they have built beautiful desert "cabins" that will serve as our temporary homes, and we will be hosted by Govind's aunts and uncles. You will have a chance to visit Sambhali's desert project that serves women and girls in more isolated circumstances and have the chance to see and document beauty like you have never seen before.

LESSON 5: PHOTOGRAPHY & SOCIAL CHANGE 

  • Through discussion and examples, we will encourage you to venture into social change and impact territory with your photography. 

Day 9-12

Travel to Pushkar and get to know the Holy City, visit the Holy Lake, and experience one of the world's most unique and historic treasures during the Pushkar Camel Fair! We will be staying right by the Holy Lake at a historic hotel, central to everything you need to see in this mystical city. This will truly be a unique lifetime experience full of colours, chaos and of course...camels!

LESSON 6: VIDEO STORYTELLING

  • In this lesson, learn the basics of video storytelling and editing to make an even bigger impact!

Day 12-13

Presentations! Putting together everything you have learned, we will learn how to give a captivating presentation and tell your story so that you can continue to be an advocate for Sambhali Trust and women's empowerment after you leave India. We will give our presentations to the Sambhali staff so that they get a taste of what we have been up to.

LESSON 7: EDITING & FINAL PHOTO ASSIGNMENT 

  • Time to put all the skills you have learned to the test in one last assignment! Throughout the evening you will have the chance to meet with your workshop instructor to have one-on-one feedback on your editing and selection process.

SHARING YOUR STORY!

  • Put all that you have learned and shot to the test!  Each workshop attendee will have 10 minutes to get up and share images and stories from the trip.  
  • Together there will be a discussion for each presentation on how to share images for impact and change.

  Day 14

Time to say, "See you later!" as our staff take you back to the airport for your flight home.

Ready to go to India?

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WHAT'S INCLUDED


WHAT'S INCLUDED


EXCLUSIONS

  • International air (also applies to trans-border flights)
  • Applicable tourist visas
  • Incidentals
  • Insurance
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips or gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Optional tours or optional admissions

INCLUSIONS

  • Jodhpur orientation
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Accommodations: Shared hotels  (Single Room supplement: $350 USD)
  • Meals: All meals
  • Transportation: Private
  • Staff & experts: PWB Staff, Sambhali Trust Staff
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REGISTER


REGISTER


MEMBERS RECEIVE ADDITIONAL 5% OFF

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WHO'S TEACHING


WHO'S TEACHING


International award winning photographer and founder of Photographers without Borders Danielle Da Silva to teach an exciting and intense 14 day workshop.  This workshop will take participants into the Blue City of Jodhpur to team up with a local NGO recognized by the United Nations and for its achievements in empowering local women. All profits from the workshop go directly into a fund to purchase sewing machines for women.  Learn advanced techniques from leaders in the industry and bring your photography and voice to a completely new level.  

Danielle Da Silva is the Founder of PWB and is an avid traveller, photographer, and director. She has been on the TEDx stage and has also been published in various places such as National Geographic and Huffington Post. Danielle is also on the board of the Dandelion Initiative, a coalition of women advocating for sexual assault survivors. Danielle is a mentor, coach, reiki and supporter of women on their journeys in business, life, and dealing with trauma.

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