Photographing Hometown


Date: Feb 05-Mar 02, 2018
Venue: Goethe-Institut Chennai


ueberall and the CPB Foundation are looking for photographers to take part in a workshop from February 5 to March 2, 2018 to be hosted at Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai.

During the four week workshop the selected photographers will be asked to work on a self-chosen project relating to the city of Chennai or the general idea of "hometown?. Be it an intimate portrait of a loved one who represents home or a documentary series on Chennai?s rapid urbanization ? every kind of interpretation is welcome, as long as it is unique and different from the more typical, touristy imagery of Chennai and India? The outcome of the workshop will be presented in form of a collectively designed pop-up exhibition and on the ueberall website / social media platforms.

Duration: 4 weeks
Participants: 10 ? 12
Venue: Goethe-Institut / Max-Mueller Bhavan, No. 4 5th Street, Rutland Gate, Chennai
Topic: Chennai / Hometown
Result: Online publication and pop-up exhibition


The workshop will be free of charge for all participants. Participants will have to bear their own travel and daily expenses. Exhibition costs will kindly be taken over by the Goethe-Institut / Max-Mueller Bhavan Chennai.


In order to apply you must be a resident of Chennai or its surrounding areas, as the workshop is based on the idea of "hometown?. Please make sure that you will be able to attend the group meetings and editing sessions. There will be an intense opening week with a lot of theoretical input, as well as a busy last week in which the projects and exhibition will be finalized. The rest of the workshop will be more loose so that the photographers can organize their time according to their owns needs? Please provide us with a rough outline of your project idea for the workshop. Everything is possible as long as it promises to be a unique look onto the city. Keep it short and poignant, nothing is set in stone and of course things can change throughout the workshop.

Applicants must bring their own cameras and equipment. This does not have to be high-end / professional gear but please make sure that it can produce images that are large enough for an exhibition print. The primary language of the workshop will be English with a Tamil translator present at group meetings.

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How to apply:

Please read the requirements carefully and send your submission to: [email protected]

Deadline: 31 Dec 2017

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