Galleria CUC presents Photo Workshop with Om Yadav – a special photography lesson for intermediate and advanced students. Enroll now to step up to a higher level of photography expertise, learn how to develop your photographic skills to professional level, learn portfolio making and gain in-depth knowledge of building an impressive photography resume.
The photo workshop will be facilitated by photographer Mr. Om Yadav and mentored by Mr. Hari Bangsha Kirant. The workshop will take place at Galleria CUC from 8 am to 10 am on Saturdays and Sundays of February 2012.
During the course, students will learn advanced methods of visual storytelling, weaving photos into story and writing text/captions for the photos. Students will also learn skills of identifying stories and methods composing them into photographs.
Applicants are expected to possess the necessary knowledge about handling camera and composing photographs. Any previous workshops or trainings obtained will be a plus point.
At the end of the workshop, the works of participants will be exhibited as Galleria CUC photo exhibition series, “Cycle 8“. Every participant will also receive a course-completion certificate and will get chance to work as photographers in CUC (Chomolungma UNESCO Centre)’s upcoming projects.
Application deadline: 25 January 2012
Workshop dates: Weekends (Sat & Sun) of February 2012
Exhibition date: mid-March 2012
Application fee: Rs. 2000 (non-refundable)
Student limit: 12 (based upon evaluation)
Please download and complete the application form, make the necessary bank payment and submit the application online by emailing it to our address firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure you attach the following documents along with the application:
• A completed application form (download here)
• At least five samples of your photographic works
• Proof of Payment of the application fee. Payment should be deposited in bank and a scan or photograph of the Bank Deposit Slip should be attached in the email. In order to make the bank payment, contact us to obtain the Bank name and Account number.
Only selected applicants will be invited to the workshop. Names of selected participants will be published in our website and Facebook page. For further information and registration, please write to email@example.com or visit our Facebook page facebook.com/galleriacuc
Chomolungma UNESCO Centre organized the seventh photo exhibition today at Galleria CUC today, titled “Cycle 7: Identity” series, featuring the works of three very talented photographers Arjun Karki, Astha Shrestha and Sunil Shrestha. Each of the three photographers explored unique dimensions of human identity, where Arjun presented the story of a young man who tattooed his identity, Astha presented a set of nine self portraits as her “Navarasa” series, whereas Sunil explored the hidden identities of dirty feet.
Renowned journalist, founder and publisher of Himal Magazines, Mr. Kanak Mani Dixit inaugurated the photo exhibition. Mr. Dixit said he was thrilled to look at the energy among the youth who had pulled off the photos so wonderfully and congratulated the three photographers for showing the audience their unique perspective of tackling human identity. He said it was absolutely wonderful so see how young photographers had been working so hard to pursue their passion, and the quality of work they exhibited.
Chomolungma UNESCO Centre (CUC) organized photography art exhibition titled “Hue/Saturation” – featuring the works of Dutch photographer Sunanda Chandry Koning in Kathmandu from the 16th July 2011. The photographic works of Ms. Koning depicted the colourful socio-cultural life of Nepal as seen through her eyes. The photo exhibition was themed around transition of colours, and reflection of diversity and variations in Nepali life through a set of 350 images arranged in accordance of hues and colour tones.
Honourable Minister Khagendra Prasad Prasai, Minister for Federal Affairs, Parliamentary Affairs, Constituent Assembly and Culture inaugurated the exhibition on Saturday, 16 July. Mr. Prasai emphasized on interexchange of cultural and social values through artistic works such as photography, and promotion of rich Nepalese culture in countries like The Netherlands. The inauguration event took place amidst selected invitees, ranging from UNESCO activists, officials, media persons to Nepali film stars.
The photo exhibition was open to public from the 17th July. Many of the visitors were very impressed by the layout of the photographs and said they had never seen anything of such grandiose and scale before. The photographs were installed on the wall, which spread across some 1600 square feet. The visitors were thrilled by the composition of mosaic. Some said that this reflected the post-modernism in photography, while the others said the individual images were clear reflection of the Nepalese society and values.
Kantipur Daily, on their review wrote that “the selection of colours were fantastic and it looked like as if the whole country had been summarized on the walls.” The photo exhibition has now been covered by mostly all major national dailies. The photo exhibition was also covered in Republica Daily, where the photos were published as 2-page spread, a day before the exhibition was inaugurated.
The exhibition will be concluded on the 23rd July 2011, where the volunteers will be awarded with certificates and Ms. Koning will present a short lecture on her experience with her solo photo exhibition.
Media Coverage of the exhibition
Also see the time lapse video of the making of Hue/Saturation photo exhibition on vimeo:
Last week, CUC President Mr. Hari Bangsha Kirant was featured on ECS Friday magazine. In the interview, Mr. Kirant discussed about this photography career as well as enlightened the readers about the organization, Chomolungma UNESCO Centre which has been contributing to preservation of heritage and empowerment of the youth through various activities; mainly photography.
Mr. Kirant was interviewed by Sumina Subba, who questioned Mr. Kirant how CUC can change the traditional mindset of the people to which Mr. Kirant replied by stating:
“…Every person who joins CUC realizes that there is more to life. it creates a place where they can feel free to speak which they cannot do in their schools or their homes. When one is free to share, then we can grow, so I think CUC is successful in changing the thoughts of people….”
For full interview, do grab Issue 73 (29 June 2011) of ECS Friday from a near bookstore!
It’s yet another feather on CUC’s hat that our website (cucweb.org) has been featured in an international publication. The book titled “Web Designer’s Idea Book” featured CUC’s website. This is truly a moment of pride for us as we are extremely delighted to have excelled in every thing we do.
The website was designed by our fellow Swapnil Acharya and has been mentioned, honoured and featured in various website design galleries for its excellence around the world.
More information about the latest success can be read on Swapnil’s blog.