All photos ©Arunoda Susiripala
Colombo, a heady mixture of Asian anarchy, colonial charm and modern chic. Where shiny office blocks rub shoulders with tumbledown local cafés and shops, while serene Buddhist shrines and colonial churches stand next to the garishly multicoloured towers of Hindu temples – all evidence of the rich stew of cultures and religions that have gone into the making of this surprisingly cosmopolitan city. More than a tourist attraction, it's a city whose layers need to be peeled and discovered by foot, camera in hand.
A short train ride away is Galle, which, by contrast, is a slow-paced city perched on the coast and close to the southernmost point of the island. The Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is Sri Lanka at its most magically time-warped, with its low-rise streets lined with Dutch-period villas, many of which retain their original street-facing verandas and red-tiled roofs and dotted with a string of imposing churches and other colonial landmarks.
During this 10-day workshop we'll be exploring these two fascinating places and, through mentoring of Jorge Delgado-Ureña and Christelle Enquist, participants will develop their photographic styles, develop a visual narrative and take their street photography to new heights!
Jorge Delgado-Ureña & Christelle Enquist
Resident Mentors & Co-founders
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.
10 days (9 nights)
16-25 August 2024.
(Pick-up on the 16th & Drop-off on the 25th included in the workshop fee)
Single occupancy: 3,700€/person*
Double occupancy: 3,550€/person*
Prices include mentor fees, accommodation, meals & local transportation. They do not include flights.
If you live in Colombo and wish to attend, the hotel fees will be discounted from the price. Please send us an email to notify us.
*Members: 10% discount on the above prices.
Invest in an experience that will last you a lifetime.
Please choose the type of room you would like and whether you want to pay the whole sum now and get it over and done with, or just pay the deposit to make sure you secure your spot.
NOTE: If you choose to pay the deposit, we kindly remind you that payment of the balance is due 30 days before our workshop begins.
This will be a hands-on workshop in which all participants will be personally guided by Jorge Delgado-Ureña along with support from Christelle Enquist. You will be expected to fully immerse yourself, push your boundaries and rise up to the challenges you are given over the 10-days.
The workshop will begin going through each participant’s photographic goals. Jorge will then discuss the images needed and what to look for to create a cohesive narrative and powerful body of work in any given situation.
Most of the workshop will be spent out on the streets, however, time will be set aside each day for short theory sessions/critiques and discussion about the work produced.
From the second day of the workshop, participants will also be introduced to magazine-making and the different ways to sequence a magazine.
The last day will be spent doing final edits and sequencing for your magazine and upon completion, each participant will present their magazine to the rest of the group.
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 Sri Lanka.
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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