Visual Narrative : Workshop with Myriam Meloni

India –

Emaho in collaboration with SACAC invites photography students and advanced amateurs to apply for a 5-day workshop to be held in New Delhi from October 7 to 11, 2013.

Participants will be invited to work on a common subject proposed by the facilitator. During their five meetings with the facilitator, participants will learn the basic tools to build a photographic narrative out of an imposed topic. How to address an issue? How to approach its protagonists? How to edit images? And finally, which format to give to our work? 

The resulting work will be published in Emaho Magazine.



The workshop is addressed to students and advanced amateurs who wish to improve their narratives skills.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to achieve a photographic personal project and to enhance individual and creative approach to documentary photography.  During the 10 days preceding the workshop, and during their free time in the five meetings, students will be invited to work on a photo project on a specific topic, focusing on the search for an identity and one’s own language.


Date : October 7 to 11, 2013

Seats : 12 + 1 (Scholarship seat)

Tuition fee : Rs. 7000/- Per student. 

Venue : SACAC Campus, New Delhi

Application deadline : 18th September, 2013


Please Note

• Chosen applicants will be notified by 20th September.

• Fees and costs must be paid in advance by 23rd September.

• Chosen participants are expected to bear their own travel and stay costs.



Send an email to  with “WORKSHOP APPLICATION : VISUAL NARRATIVE” written in the subject line of the email and attach the following:

  • 20 to 30 low-resolution JPEG photos. Bodies of work / projects are preferred. (Please note that each photo should be 800 pixels on the longer side saved in a zip folder. Maximum size of the zip folder should not be more than 5 MB).
  • A Brief description of your project (not more than 300 words)
  • A Statement of Purpose explaining why you are interested in this workshop and what you hope to learn from it (not more than 300 words)
  • A CV or a short biography
  • Proof that you need scholarship, if you are applying for the same.



 Workshop in New Delhi: October 7 to 11, 2013

The chosen participants will be required to work on a common topic starting two weeks prior to the workshop in New Delhi, and they will be invited to continue the photographic work during their free time in the 5 days of the workshop.


Day 1 : Self-introduction of the participants. Viewing of previous works by students.

Presentation of Myriam, and guided tour of the exhibition “Important things are said softly” part of the Delhi Photo Festival 2013.


Day 2 : Proposal and discussion on the topic on which the students will be working for the workshop.

Planning and management of a photographic project. Viewing works of authorship that can serve as a reference.  How to choose a topic? How to approach a particular subject? What are the different narrative possibilities? These are some of the issues to be addressed during the workshop.


Day 3 : Editing of the students’ first images. The importance of editing and the different methodology. Edit for magazines. Edit for contests. Edit for oneself.


Day 4 : What to do with ones work? How to highlight it?

Books, multimedia, exhibitions: different way to display an essay.


Day 5 : Final evaluation and group Edition of the final works by the students.



Myriam Meloni (b. 1980 in Cagliari) is an Italian photographer actually based in Barcelona, Spain. Originally trained as a lawyer at the University of Bologna, and specialized in criminology and penal execution at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, she approaches to photography completing the three-years-course in Photographic Institute of Catalonia. After moving to Argentina, she specializes in photojournalism and documentary, collaborating with national newspapers and international NGOs.

She has been focusing her work in social contemporary issue, with a very intimate approach, using everyday life of our society to discuss more general thematic. Her first documentary work “Fragile”, on crack abuse among adolescents in Argentina, has been recognized as cultural patrimony of the Argentinian Republic.

In 2010 she received the award for best portfolio in the 4th Biennial of Photography Documentary Tucumán and is selected for the review of Transatlantic Portfolios section of Photoespaña in Managua. In 2011 she is candidate for the Joop Swart Masterclass in the World Press Photo. In 2013 her work has received the Sony award in Arts & Culture category, and Poy latinoamerica for the “fiestas y religión” category.

She has been featured in numerous publications, and exhibited internationally ( Forma Gallery, Milan; Instituto Cervantes, Madrid and Sao Paulo; Officine Fotografiche, Rome; Contemporary Art Museum, Tucuman; Palais des Glace, Buenos Aires; CfD Montevideo; Somerset House Galery, London)

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