Date: Feb 25th 2016
Fees: 4,200 INR
Join Walter Astrada at the Chennai Photo Biennale in a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Walter Astrada is on an epic journey these days, and here’s your chance to be a part of it! After living in different countries and working with various news agencies on social issues and conflicts, Walter decided to experience the world on his Royal Enfield. With bare minimum essentials, he set out to see the most he can, on this phenomenal journey across continents. In early May 2015, he took off from Barcelona in Spain, and here we are now, privileged to have him in our own city for the Chennai Photo Biennale 2016 with a workshop that you can attend!

Walter has been the recipient of numerous awards including 3 World Press Photo Awards, The Bayeux-Calvados award for War Correspondents, NPPA-BOP, ‘Photojournalist of the Year’ and ‘Best of Show,’ the PGB ‘Photographer of the Year’ and ‘Picture of the Year,’ the list is endless. He’s going be here in Chennai to share his unusual photographic vision and you surely don’t want to miss it!

Link to his website: and you can follow his journey here

About the Workshop


Date of the workshop: 25th February 2016

9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m


This one-day workshop will provide you an overview of storytelling approaches while engaging you in discussion about the most appropriate ways to create a story. Through personal examples, Walter will share tips and techniques to improve reporting, editing and distributing your project. He will also be showing, the core of his long term project on violence against women, the methodology and theory.

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in storytelling, no experience is necessary. Together you will analyse different stories of other photographers to figure out their approaches.

*This is not a shooting workshop*



(Part 1 – morning)


  • Work methodology
  • Editing system lecture with the help of contact sheets
  • Examples of financing projects through grants
  • Recap of learnt concepts.


(Part 2 – afternoon)

  • Portfolio Review – Maximum 20 Images per photographer

Cost of the Workshop: Rs. 4200/-* per participant Payable by cheque in favour of Traveling Lens

Last date for applications: 31st January 2016

Hurry and apply ! Only 20 spots available.

For queries or to apply for the workshop mail us at [email protected] or call  +91 9840497866 (Ami)

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