The International Storytelling Program

man in crowded street holding a cloth over his mouth.
photo by William Gomes

The International Storytelling Program, with students from Nepal, Bangladesh and Norway, met again online on March 22 for a week long digital editing workshop.

close up of a white dogs blue eye
photo by Karen Gjetrang

Photographer and teacher from Bangladesh, currently based in Berlin, Munem Wasif , was in charge of the mentoring. He gave introduction lectures about the process of editing and introduced the students from Nepal, Bangladesh and Norway to different tools and views on editing photo stories.

mann walking a hors in the background. in the foreground there is water and a little island.
photo by Sabbir Ahamad

Magnum photographer Sohrab Hura and photo editor Monica Allende also gave talks to the participants. Sohrab Hura has photographed and self-published numerous books and shared generously about his struggles and processes in the making and presentation of his stories.

lone man walking in the snow at night wearing a headlight
photo by Gabriel Skålevik

The participants spent a lot of time editing their final stories from their individual field work. Many of the Zoom sessions this week were spent in small groups where the students edited each others stories. 

nighttime photo from Nepal
photo by Deepa Shrestha

The workshop ended Monday March 29 with a final presentation online with all the edits of 16 different stories. In the coming weeks the stories will be set and designed for a book, exhibition and a website. The participants have landed an overall title for the projects: “Among others”.

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