OBJECTIVES

The Platform will organize several online workshops including Mental Health, Research, Visual Story Telling, Photo Editing and Writing. The workshops will help photojournalists to learn more about the techniques of storytelling but at the same time it will help to find sustainable ways to survive as a professional.   

How to Survive as a Freelancer by Abir Abdullah 

Date: 31st October 2021
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM BD Time
           5:45-7-45 PM Nepal Time

Abir Abdullah is an independent photographer, photo editor and tutor. Abir was born 1971 in Bagerhat in southern Bangladesh. He holds a Masters in Marketing (M. Com) from Dhaka University. Making a significant career change to become a photographer, he studied at the Bangladesh Photographic Institute in 1993 and then at Pathshala Media Institute, gaining a diploma in photojournalism in 1999. Following this the World Press Photo Foundation – Netherlands supported him on a three-year seminar (Pleasure of Life).

He worked as a staff photographer at European Pressphoto Agency (2005-2017), Drik PLC (1996 to 2005); was a Founding partner of DrikNews (2006); Principal of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute (2018-2020) and was a Jury Member of the World Press Photo in 2011. Abir’s numerous awards includes the Mother Jones Award 2001 for his work on Freedom Fighters (Veterans of the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971) and the 1st Prize National Disaster category NPPA best of photojournalism award 2008. His work continues to gain recognition and he was the Alexia Foundation Professional grants winner 2013 and the recipient of the Leica Reportage prize in the Vevey International Photography Awards in Switzerland 2013.

Abir’s work has been published in New York Times, New Yorker, Time, Guardian, The Telegraph, Stern, Der Spiegel, the New Internationalist Magazine and many other international publications. He was one of the photographers featured in the book BLINK, published by Phaidon, featuring 100 photographers worldwide and in the book titled New Stories commissioned and published by World Press Photo.
 

www.abirabdullah.com

www.Instagram.com/abir_abdullah_photo

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Proposal Writing Workshop By Pranaya Rana

Date: 25th October, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM , BD Time
           2:45 PM Nepal Time
           11:00 AM Oslo time

Pranaya Rana is a writer and journalist based in Kathmandu. He is currently the editor-in-chief of The Record (www.recordnepal.com). He is the author of his debut book City of Dreams. 

For more details you can visit his profile

https://twitter.com/inkthink

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pranayarana/?originalSubdomain=np

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Editing Workshop by Farhad Rahman

Date: 11th & 12 th October 2021
Time: 03:00 PM , BD Time
            2:45 PM Nepal Time
            2:30 PM India Time

 

Farhad Rahman (b. 1986) is a Bangladeshi documentary photographer as well as “an observer of life and space around him”. After completing his three years Professional Photography Program and Masters in Communication currently working as a Photography Professional and Faculty at Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  Rahman’s unique style of documentary photography projects an aesthetic sensibility that reaches beyond the conventional relationship between observer and subject. Rahman’s photographs welcome the seemingly magical and unreal as part of the otherwise mundane understanding of our surroundings. Each image seems to float in a suspended moment, a hypnagogic revelation of fleeting interactions found in transitional spaces of urban and rural landscapes.

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How to do research and develop project ideas. 

 

Date: 1st & 2nd October, 2021
Time: CEST 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
             2:00 PM - 4:00 PM BD time
             1:45 PM - 3:45 PM Nepal time

Nuraini Juliastuti is a trans-local practising researcher and writer, focusing on art organisations, activism, illegality, alternative cultural production, and archiving. In 1999, Nuraini co-founded the Kunci Study Forum & Collective in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She obtained a PhD from the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University in 2019. In 2020, she took up a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Amsterdam. In this role, she worked as part of the Worlding Public Cultures: The Arts and Social Innovation project at the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis.

Nuraini’s individual and collective works have been presented and published in Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Asia Cultural Centre, Para Site, Afterall, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Sternberg Press, Valiz, Parse Journal, and Critical Times. Kunci curated Made in Commons, which was exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam in 2013. In 2016, Kunci and Para Site published an anthology of migrant workers’ writings titled Afterwork Readings. Outside within the Colonial Theatre: An Audio Guide was presented during a research residency that Nuraini and Kunci took up in Tropenmuseum in 2017. Since 2016 to this date, Kunci embarked on a long-term project, the School of Improper Education. Letters: The Classroom is Burning, Let’s Dream about a School of Improper Education is a chapbook, which was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2020. Through Kunci, Nuraini is now involved in the Arts Collaboratory and Global (de)Centre networks.

Nuraini develops Domestic Notes, a publication-based project that takes domestic and
migrant spaces as sites to discuss everyday politics, the organisation of makeshift support systems, and alternative cultural production. With her family, Nuraini runs a small press, Reading SidewaysPress, which publishes works and translations on arts, sports, and literature.

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Webinar on Visual Storytelling by Sarker Protick

Date: 16th & 17th September,2021
Time: 3pm-4.30pm (BD Time)

Sarker Protick has developed a practice that combines the roles of an image-maker, a teacher and infrequently a curator. His works revolve around the subjects of temporality, materiality of time and the metaphysical prospects of Light and Space. Working with Photography, Video and Sound manipulation, Protick has formed a series of works that are built on long-term surveys rooted in his home country, while simultaneously exploring ideas that blurs the notion of geopolitical boundaries. Incorporating detailed observations and subtle gestures, his works propose a subjective space, often minimal, vast and atmospheric.
Protick is interested in themes such as alteration of land and border, colonial relics and modern ecological emergencies. His landscapes, portraits and photographic series engage philosophically with the specificities of personal and regional histories. Protick is the recipient of Joop Swart Masterclass, Magnum Foundation Fund, Light Work Residency, World Press Photo Award etc. He has exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals including Yokohama Triennale, Hamburg Triennale, Paris Photo, Singapore Art Week, Riga Photography Biennale, Dhaka Art Summit, 4A Center of Contemporary Asian Art, Noor der licht, Art Dubai and more.


Sarker Protick is a faculty member of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute and Co-curator at Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography.

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Webinar on Photography As a Career By Abir Abdullah

Date: 6th August, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM ( BD Time)

Abir Abdullah is an independent photographer, photo editor and tutor. Abir was born 1971 in Bagerhat in southern Bangladesh. He holds a Masters in Marketing (M. Com) from Dhaka University. Making a significant career change to become a photographer, he studied at the Bangladesh Photographic Institute in 1993 and then at Pathshala Media Institute, gaining a diploma in photojournalism in 1999. Following this the World Press Photo Foundation – Netherlands supported him on a three-year seminar (Pleasure of Life).

He worked as a staff photographer at European Pressphoto Agency (2005-2017), Drik PLC (1996 to 2005); was a Founding partner of DrikNews (2006); Principal of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute (2018-2020) and was a Jury Member of the World Press Photo in 2011. Abir’s numerous awards includes the Mother Jones Award 2001 for his work on Freedom Fighters (Veterans of the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971) and the 1st Prize National Disaster category NPPA best of photojournalism award 2008. His work continues to gain recognition and he was the Alexia Foundation Professional grants winner 2013 and the recipient of the Leica Reportage prize in the Vevey International Photography Awards in Switzerland 2013.

Abir’s work has been published in New York Times, New Yorker, Time, Guardian, The Telegraph, Stern, Der Spiegel, the New Internationalist Magazine and many other international publications. He was one of the photographers featured in the book BLINK, published by Phaidon, featuring 100 photographers worldwide and in the book titled New Stories commissioned and published by World Press Photo.
 

www.abirabdullah.com

www.Instagram.com/abir_abdullah_photo

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Date: 24 th June, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm (BD Time)

Webinar on Mental Well-being during COVID-19 pandemic

Safina Binte Eanyet is a counselling psychologist in Moner Bondhu who has around 11 years working experience in the mental health arena of Bangladesh. She completed her both graduation in psychology (2007) and post-graduation in counselling psychology (2008) from the University of Dhaka. Also she completed her M.Phil (part I) in 2016. Moreover, she pursued her second MSc in Family and Child Psychology, University of Chester, United Kingdom (2020). 

Her preferred working group is adolescent, young adult and adult population. She has expertise in dealing with stress management, anxiety, depression, goal setting, improving communication skills, relationship trauma, grief and loss, cultural diversity and so on. She attained degree in Diploma in Counselling (Transactional Analysis and Neuro Linguistic Programming) from Asha Counselling and Training Services, Coimbatore, India. As part of the professional development, she attended numerous psychological training, workshops, and seminars both in the national and international level. She uses approaches like Person Centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psych traumatology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In addition, she has several articles and research paper publications on various psychological issues. Furthermore, she attended several national and international psychological conferences and presented research papers.

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