Kolkata Street & Storytelling Workshop
16 - 23 March 2024

"A daily festival of human existence, simultaneously noble and squalid, cultured and desperate, decidedly futuristic though still in transition."



Kolkata or "The City of Joy" (a nickname that was popularized by French author Dominique Lapierre in his 1985 book of the same name) is a spellbinding city of many contrasts. A city with a soul if there ever was one, this 330-year old metropolis holds everything a photographer could ever want: a rich cultural heritage, age-old traditions, incredible architecture, sprawling markets and people, many many people notorious for their friendliness and warmth.


During this seven-day workshop participants will be working on honing their visual narrative skills and learning how to build a story while discovering a the city of Kolkata and its surroundings. Due to our small group size and the presence of two mentors, participants get personalized instruction and therefore photographers of all levels are welcome to join.

Mentors for The Raw Society Workshops

Jorge Delgado-Ureña & Christelle Enquist

Renowned Spanish photographers, resident mentors and co-founders of The Raw Society, Jorge Delgado-Ureña and Christelle Enquist have taught dozens of photography workshops all over the world.

Jorge has over 15 years of experience in photography and an innate ability for teaching. He’s been published in several local and international magazines, including National Geographic, Ijsberg Magazine, La Vanguardia, Publico, Fisheye Magazine to name a few. His photographs have also been exhibited in El Colegio de Periodistas and Lomography Embassy in Barcelona, Lensculture Berlin 2017, The Independent Photographer Berlin 2018 and he is currently working on the publication of two books of his photography from Cuba and Morocco.

Jorge will help guide students on creating complex layered compositions, toning and processing your images, and telling a story through your photography.

Christelle’s work has been exhibited in Australia, USA, Belgium and Nepal and she is featured in the “Woman Street Photographers” book published by Penguin Random House in March 2021. An expert in colour theory, Christelle will help guide students on the power of color in photography, as well as teach them foundational skills like sequencing and editing your images.


16 - 23 March 2024


Kolkata International Airport (pick-up & drop-off included in fees)


4-8 participants


Citizens of USA, Europe, Canada and many other countries need to get a Visa ahead of time. eVisas are available for most countries. Here is the full list of countries eligible for the eVisa.


Single occupancy: 3,400€/person

Double occupancy: 3,250€/person




*Members receive a 10% discount on the above prices. E-mail us before booking to get your discount code.

Payment Options

Please choose the type of room you would like and whether you want to pay the whole sum now or just pay the deposit to make sure you secure your spot.


NOTE: If you choose to pay just the deposit, the remaining balance is due 30 days before the workshop begins.


This will be a hands-on workshop in which all participants will be mentored by Jorge Delgado-Ureña and Christelle Enquist, along with support from local photographer Shivam Pandey.


During the workshop we will be exploring the many extraordinary places that the Kolkata has to offer, including the Mullick Ghat Flower Market, outdoor wrestling halls, Howra bridge, laundry yards...as well as a neigbouring village on the outskirts of the city. 


As the objective of this workshop is to work on visual storytelling, each participant will be creating their own magazine.

Participants will be expected to fully immerse themselves, push their boundaries and rise up to the challenges that they are given.

This also means that the workshop itinerary is not fixed and will be adapted according to the opportunities that arise while on the ground, and the stories that participants want to focus on.


  • Individual portfolio revision: The workshop will begin with a revision of your work with the aim of evaluating your level and in order to discuss your objectives during your stay in Iraqi Kurdistan.

  • Visual Storytelling: Discussion on how to create a visual line in your stories and overall work whilst developing your own style. This will be one of the main objectives during the workshop and assignments will be given to each participant to develop your storytelling technique over the course of the seven days.

  • Revision and constructive criticism: both in group and individually through out the workshop.



Dynamic composition, light and ways around bad lighting conditions, colour theory and its application to photography, selection & editing, creating visual narratives and the differences depending on the final support.

Kolkata workshop

Photos by Shivam Pandey



Not Included


Send us an email below or at info@therawsociety.org


We reserve the right to improvise (always with the objective to improve your overall experience), and change the itinerary due to adverse weather conditions or complications that may arise that are out of our control. Fun and safety are our number one priority.

We reserve the right to cancel the tour if the minimum number of participants is not met (which quite frankly, is highly unlikely. Who wouldn’t want to have this experience of a lifetime!?).

Please do not purchase air travel before confirming with us. We wouldn’t want you roaming around unguided.


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