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Image Credit - Abir Abdullah

Join award winning photographer, Abir Abdullah for an in-depth 3 day master class*.

We live surrounded by many stories. Stories are fluid yet complex. Stories are humanistic and informative. Stories are compelling yet entertaining. We can’t spend a single day without stories and there are many ways to build a visual narrative.  

This online workshop helps to understand the art of building visual narratives including linear and non-linear narratives. The workshop’s primary focus will be on how to research to develop an idea, outlining the story board, methods of visual approach, sequencing of the photos and presentation. There will be discussion on different visual approaches with the examples from different visual narratives. 

About Abir Abdullah

Abir Abdullah, Born in 1971 in Bagerhat in Southern Bangladesh, is an independent photographer, photo editor and photography tutor. Making a significant career change to become a photographer, he studied at the Bangladesh Photographic Institute in 1993 and then at Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, gaining a diploma in photojournalism in 1999. Following this the World Press Photo Foundation- Netherlands supported him on a three-year seminar (Pleasure of Life).

He worked as a staff photographer at Drik PLC (1996 to 2005); was a Founding partner of DrikNews (2006); Photojournalist for European Pressphoto Agecny – epa (2005-2017); Principal of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute (2018-2020) and was a Jury Member of the World Press Photo in 2011.  Abir’s numerous awards includes the Mother Jones Award 2001 for his work on Freedom Fighters (Veterans of the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971) and the 1st Prize National Disaster category NPPA best of photojournalism award 2008.  His work continues to gain recognition and he was the Alexia Foundation Professional grants winner 2013 and the recipient of the Leica Reportage prize in the Vevey International Photography Awards in Switzerland 2013.

Abir's work has been published in New York Times, New Yorker, Time, Guardian, The Telegraph, Stern, Der Spiegel, the New Internationalist Magazine and many other international publications. He was one of the photographers featured in the book BLINK, published by Phaidon, featuring 100 photographers worldwide and in the book titled New Stories commissioned and published by World Press Photo. 

Wednesday  11 November / 10 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 4 pm (IST)
Thursday      12 November / 10 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 4 pm (IST)
Friday             13 November /10 am - 1 pm & 2 pm  - 4 pm (IST)

Online via Zoom Meeting

Rs. 4,999 INR


Interested participants should apply with a portfolio of 15 images on a single theme. The deadline for acceptance is October 24th, and qualified applicants will be selected through a combination of the merit of their work and their personal statement, and the order of their application’s receipt. Successful applicants will be informed via email on or before Oct 28th. 


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*This workshop is for photographers who have a cohesive body of work or on-going projects that they would like to develop to the next stage.

The Art of Visual Narrative with Abir Abdullah

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