​​Imagining Narratives
A Photography Workshop

Key information

Course Facilitator: Srinivas Kuruganti
Format: Online / Remote
Duration: 3 months (12 weeks)
Intake: 12 participants
Commencement date: August 10, 2023
Application deadline: July 31, 2023


An Open Call for photographers who will be mentored and guided on individual projects of their choice. It’s a remote-workshop. Participants will work remotely from their locations on a photo project for 3 months.
The focus will be on exploring their own streets, neighborhoods, and cities, allowing them to develop deeper connections with their subjects. By following their instincts, participants will learn how to create meaningful and impactful images. They can choose to either start new projects or continue working on existing ones.
To ensure regular progress, participants will work daily on their projects, and their work will be reviewed during our online meetings twice a week. The participants will engage in insightful discussions with their mentor, and they will receive constructive feedback during closed-group critiques. Additionally, we will discuss various photographic styles, invite guest speakers for lectures, and provide references to noteworthy photography projects, books, and films to enhance the learning process.
By following this comprehensive format, our aim is to help participants develop a deeper understanding of the language of photography. This understanding will help them to align their photography practice with their unique ideas and goals, ultimately allowing them to interpret and visualize in their own personal and compelling artistic ways.


Submissions are open to all South Asian photography practitioners from India. Aspiring photographers from smaller towns and non-metropolitan regions, who do not have access to opportunities and resources are encouraged to apply!
In this limited-capacity workshop, following an inclusive and accessible process, 12 participants will be selected based on the quality of their existing work. Submissions are open to photographers who would like to propose a new project or continue on an existing one.
Age 18 years and above as of the Open Call date.
Early career photographers are encouraged to apply.

Submission Guidelines

1. Image Submission:
  • Up to 20 images uploaded in a Google-Drive folder link / WeTransfer folder
  • Submission may include a selection of images that are your best shots (not necessarily related) or a photo-series, either of which may highlight your artistic vision and technical proficiency.
  •  Images should be resized to 1500px on the longer side, with 72dpi density for manageable file sizes.
  • Please name the files accordingly in the order that you wish the jury to view them.
2. Statement of Interest:
Statement of Interest (max. 300 words) outlining your motivation and interest of joining the workshop.
  • SOI should include your motivations, goals and your vision of how this workshop will contribute to your artistic growth. Additionally, you can outline what you think you could bring into the workshop community.
Self-Declaration form of authorship of the proposed work. (OPTIONAL)
  •  A simple self-declaration form signed and attested by the photographer that specifies that the work they submit is owned by them intellectually. In terms of a collaborative body, please specify it clearly, with clear mentioning and acknowledgement of the collaborator.
3. CV and Bio:
Combine your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a brief biography (max. 200 words) into a single PDF not exceeding 2MB.
  • Your CV should highlight your relevant education, training, exhibitions, awards, and any other pertinent professional experience.
  • Your biography should provide a concise overview of your background and artistic journey.
Please ensure that all PDFs are easily readable and well-organized. Clearly label each document with your name following the specified format – JohnDoe_Statement.pdf, JohnDoe_CV_Bio.pdf.
Once you have compiled all the required documents in a Google Drive folder, please submit the link to the folder in the designated field below. The application deadline is July 31, Monday.

Selection Process and Timeline

  • Last date of submission: July 31, 2023.
  • The selected participants will be informed by August 7, 2023.
  • The selections will be made by an independent and non-biased jury. 
We appreciate your interest in this workshop and look forward to reviewing your submission. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected]

Terms and Conditions

  • Project should be feasible in terms of scale and logistics, and should be completed within the deadline set in the proposed timeline.
  • All participants will own the absolute rights to their work.
  • Participants own the copyright of all their work.
  • We prioritize a respectful, transparent and inclusive environment in the workshop. Instances of misconduct are strongly discouraged and will be strictly addressed.
  • All work produced in the workshop framework will have to be completed, edited and compiled within the given time frame.

About the

Srinivas Kuruganti is a photographer currently based in Delhi. He has lived in New York and London. His work tackles environmental and health issues, as well as personal essays.
Between 2013 and 2017, he was the photo editor at The Caravan magazine, India’s foremost magazine for long- form journalism, on politics and culture.
Since then, he has worked on archiving his photographs of three decades, which document his life and travels in India, America and Europe. He plans to develop photo books rooted in his archives.