LIGHT and SIGHT 1 / creative photography
In December 2011 and January 2012, Trimukhi Platform invited the Mexican artist Alejandro Orozco to give workshops on creative and experimental photography. These two courses were organized for the inhabitants of Borotalapda, a Santal village in West Bengal and for street dwellers who live outside Shobabazar metro station in Kolkata. All who were interested were welcomed to join the sessions to take place in the city - held in collaboration with Modern Academy of Continuing Education.
Trimukhi Platform and Modern Academy of Continuing Education
LIGHT AND SIGHT
a short workshop on creative and experimental photography
by ALEJANDRO OROZCO [VISUAL ARTIST FROM MEXICO]
organized for Santal Villagers, City Street Dwellers and open to all
First course: 27th - 31st December 2011 - Borotalpada
Second course: 3rd - 7th January 2012 - Kolkata
The first course, from 27th to 31th December 2011 in the Santal Village of Borotalpada was organized for the inhabitants of the place. Fifteen people took the class. The second course, from 3rd to 7th January 2012 was also organised for a specific group of people: street dwellers who live outside Shobabazar metro station in Kolkata. But, as Trimukhi Platform longs for more encounters and crossings between different social worlds, this second course, held in collaboration with Modern Academy of Continuing Education (MACE) was open to all: apart from five street dwellers, two students from Calcutta University and a retired C.E.O joined the classes, enriching the process with their presence and their own questions - a multiplicity of sights.
Light and Sight in Kolkata
[3rd to 7th January 2012]
Light and Sight in Borotalpada
[27th December 2011 to 1st January 2012]
light and sight, a short workshop on creative and experimental photography
The Light and Sight workshop aimed to introduce the camera as a tool that joins moments of our own sight, a device that can show us back what we see, and in some way, how we see as well. In an intensive and creative environment, the participants walked through the basis of light behaviour, the components and difference between digital and analogue photography, the handling and operation of both devices. And, most important, they had a personal experience with images: ideas, colours, spaces, landscapes, stories, faces, etc.
Alejandro Orozco studied Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in Mexico City, where he collaborates as tutor since 2007. He holds a MA in Critical Theory from 17, Institute for Critical Studies. He studied Photography at Iberoamerican University and Video at Centro. He currently is enrolled in the postgraduate programme in Aesthetics and Art Theory in the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University in London, England. Alejandro Orozco is a member of Trimukhi Platform team.
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