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Digital photographic workshop – Nepal, Bangladesh and Norway

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Students from the three countries, mentor Ian Teh and the teachers meeting in the digital classroom. 

Students from OsloMet, photo.circle in Kathmandu and Pathshala in Dhaka have kicked-off the International Storytelling Program with a week-long workshop with Malaysian photographer Ian Teh (www.ianteh.com).  

February 15-19 the students worked on photo assignments from their respective home bases under the over-arching theme of ‘Interlude’. 

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Mentor Ian Teh and teachers Ashraful Huda, Sagar Chettri and Ellen Lande Gossner planning the workshop.

The students were given time for shooting and selecting images every day. To-three hours were spent every day in digital breakout rooms with 5-6 of the students in each group.  

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Three of the Norwegian students, two from Nepal and one from Bangladesh in “Breakout room #3” discussing the day’s shooting and image sequencing.

An intense week ended with a wonderful (as great as possible on Zoom!) presentation of the assignments on Sunday 21. 

For the next four weeks the group of 16 students will be working on their own long-term project and will meet again for a digital editing workshop on March 22. 

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The Sunday’s presentation and wrap-up ended with a digital exhibition tour through Pathshala’s new building and this year’s edition of photo festival Chobi Mela. One of the curators, Sarker Protick, guided the group.

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