Eastern India with Sergey Maximishin

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Nov 21, 2014 – Nov 30, 2014

Genre: Travel, Genre

The workshop has been completed

Manager: Grigory Azizyan

Photos of the workshop participants

Here you can view the photos, taken by the workshop participants. These are the best works, selected by the master in the process of joint discussions.

 

© Zlatnikova Galina

© Zlatnikova Galina

© Ina Lipskaya

72 photos from 5 authors

Lead photographer

Sergey Maksimishin

I was born in 1964. Spent my childhood in Kerch,the Crimea. Moved to Leningrad in 1982. Served in the Soviet army as a photographer the Soviet Military Force Group on Cuba from 1985 to 1987. Graduated from Leningrad Politechnical Inctitute in 1991 with a B.A. in physics.Worked in the laboratory of scientific and technical expertise in the Hermitage Museum. Graduated from St-Petersburg Faculty of photojournalism in 1998. In 1999-2003 was a staff photographer for the «Izvestia» newspaper. Since 2003 I work with a German agency «Focus»

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About the workshop

This master class is quite unusual both for the participants, as well as the lead photographer, who will try a new role for himself. In this master class Sergey Maximishin will depart from the usual format of intensive course in photo-journalism, and will work with genre and travel–photography, leaving enough time for the participants to work individually and relax. However, willingly, the participants can still work of photo stories, especially since Eastern India provides enough grounds for that.

This place is enigmatic and full of life at the same time. The cradle of Buddhism, the motherland of Rabindranath Tagore and the Indian Renaissance, this land still cherishes the thousand year old heritage of the grandeur and spirituality – it was here in Eastern India, in the town of Bodh Gaya of the Bihar state, where Gautama Buddha is said to have obtained Enlightenment. We will start our journey to the enigmatic East from Kolkata, where we will meet the local Indians, and then will transfer to Puri, a tiny (by Indian standards) town on the Bay of Bengal, which is known as the center of the Hindu pilgrimage from around the world, and famous for one of the seven main Hindu sanctuary. It's main shrine, Jagannathi _ is one of the four places, which every hindu person should visit during their life.

Despite the fact that India does not have the highest standards of living, throughout the trip our group will be staying in good hotels.

Apart from Sergey Maximishin, Pavel Kosenko will also participate to the workshop, a person who knows how to create a good productive environment. Being in the role of the assistance to the leading photographer, he will also share his knowledge and skills. The group will also benefit from the participation of Greg Shanta, who lived in India for eights year, and knows it well enough.

Program hide

Day 1. Friday, November, 21

Arrival day to Kolkata. Check–in to the hotel, rest. Welcome dinner, introduction of the group members.

Day 2. Saturday, November 22

An introductory lecture in the morning – S. Maximishin will show his works and tell about the essence of a photo story. Those, willing to work in this format, will receive assignments. After lunch individual and group work in the environs of the hotel, selection of the topics for the photo stories. Joint dinner in the evening.

Day 3. Sunday, November 23

After the breakfast (from 9:30 to 12) discussion of the photos. Then lunch, and work on individual projects around the Howrah railway station and the famous Howrah Bridge across the Ganges river. Joint dinner in the evening.

Day 4. Monday, November 24

After the breakfast (from 9:30 to 12) discussion of the photos. Then lunch, and work on individual projects in the artistic district, famous for the clay sculptures. Joint dinner in the evening.

Day 5. Tuesday, November 25

After the breakfast (from 9:30 to 12) discussion of the photos. Then lunch, and work on individual projects in the area of Bagh Bazar. Joint dinner in the evening.

Day 6. Wednesday, November 26

Transfer to Bishnupur in a comfortable bus. Check-in to the hotel, lunch, photo shooting in the town. Joint dinner in the evening.

Day 7. Thursday, November 27

After the breakfast (from 9:30 to 12) discussion of the photos. Then lunch, and work on individual projects in the town. Joint dinner in the evening.

Day 8. Friday, November 28

Transfer to Puri in a comfortable bus. Check-in to the Coco Palm, lunch, photo shooting in the town. Joint dinner in the evening..

Day 9. Saturday, November 29

Photo shooting of the fishermen, relax on the beach. Photo shooting around the Jagannathi shrine and the vegetable market nearby. Lunch, final discussion of the photos, selection of the best works. Stroll along the seafront. Joint farewell dinner.

Day 10. Sunday, November 30

Departure from Puri.