How to capture an image to tell a news story ? This workshop conducted by Indranil Mukherjee, photographer for Agence France-Presse, will introduce you to photojournalism and expand your photographic knowledge and techniques (composition, lighting, angles…). All you need to fine tune your photographic story telling ability !
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In partnership with Agence France Presse
A student with social message and the colours of the Indian tricolour painted on his face waits for the paint to dry on the eve of India’s Independence Day in Mumbai on August 14 2014. India celebrates its anniversary of independence from Britain on August 15 with great pomp and the Indian tricolour is hoisted atop prominent buildings and homes. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE
Indranil Mukherjee works with Agence FrancePresse(AFP) as a staff photographer in the Asia Pacific region, based out of Mumbai. He joined AFP at the inception of its southIndia bureau in Bangalore, and was posted there from 2000 before migrating to Mumbai, where he has been heading the photo department since March 2005. Born to working class Indian parents, Indranil was destined to have a whitecollar job aspiring to be a financial consultant after college. But fate had other things on the card as Indranil’s passion of photography took charge having pen and calculators make way for film rolls and camera. After quite a few initial years of struggling in Kolkata to find a firm footing he migrated to New Delhi to hunt for a job. After contributing to few newspapers and magazines he joined the Asian Age newspaper in 1996 and has never since looked back. Its very hard to maintain a stone like composure while shooting pictures on a disaster coverage to hide traces of any human emotion that affect a photographer in the midst of human tragedy and for Indranil the truth is that, natural disasters, calamities and human tragedies are events that a photographer and specially an agency photographer is required to cover again and again and always have to come to terms with reality to bring the truth in its actual form-the cycle of life from birth to death to the reader, strengthening him as a person and making him aptly believe in the saying; ” When the going gets tough, the “TOUGH” get going”. One sentence which describe the best, Indranil’s feeling about his work: “I am not a great photojournalist, but I aim to do my best on each shot and each assignment” He lives in Mumbai with his wife and twelve year old young son.
An elderly Indian walks past an art installation at the annual Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai on February 7, 2014. The nine-day art festival held every year since 1999 featuring a variety of arts, cultures and culinary delights, has grown in stature and popularity, attracting visitors and participants from India and the world.