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"On the Road" Workshop in Varanasi, India with Nikos Economopoulos

September 19, 2012
by Nikos Economopoulos
"On the Road" is a series of workshops, combining spontaneous photography with the joy of the journey. They are organized for a limited number of participants, ranging from professional photographers to curious amateurs. Through the selection and discussion of the best images of the day, the participants will work towards developing their own photographic style and see their overall approach improve day by day.The aim is to guide the participants through technical, theoretical and aesthetic issues towards developing their own photographic style.

Few places in India are as colourful, charismatic or spiritual as the bathing ghats lining the Ganges in <strong>Varanasi</strong>.

The city of Shiva is one of the holiest places in India, where Hindu pilgrims come to wash away a lifetime of sins in the Ganges or to cremate their loved ones.

This magical city is where the most intimate rituals of life and death take place in public on the city’s ghats. The accessibility to the practices of an ancient but still living religious tradition is what captivates many visitors, and a walk along the ghats or a boat ride on the river is one of India’s most absorbing experiences.

Participants are welcome to bring into the first meeting portfolios of past work for a portfolio review.

Dates: October 28-4 November, 2012
Cost: The Varanasi workshop (7 days) cost 900 euro, (450 euro advance payment upon booking, 450euro until two weeks before the workshop starts)
The cost varies according to the duration of each workshop, and covers fees only.
7-day workshops: 900€, 9-day workshops: 1.200€, 11-day workshops: 1.500€

<strong>Workshop location:</strong>
The workshops will be taking place at Alka Hotel in Varanasi

<strong>Accommodation info:</strong>
Accommodation is up to each participant individually. We may only suggest the names of hotels so that you also get a sense of the area, but do not make particular deals with them, as we cannot undertake the traveling aspect of the workshop.
So if you do not find availability there or if the hotels that we have selected for
Mr. Economopoulos do not match your standards or suit your needs,
you may search for an alternative, preferably nearby, for the purpose of convenience.
For further details and booking, please contact Marianna at <a href=""></a>.

<strong>2012 workshops:</strong>
Jodhpur, Rajashtan, India 4-11 Nov (7 days)
Zanzibar, Tanzania 23 Nov-2 Dec (9 days)
Istanbul, Turkey 11-18 Dec (7 days)

<strong>2013 workshops:</strong>
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 6-15 Jan (9 days)
Thailand, 3-10 Feb (9 days)
Myanmar 10-21 Feb (11 days)
Athens, Greece 24-31 March (7 days)
Urfa, Turkey 7-14 April (7 days)
Istanbul, Turkey 14-21 April (7 days)
Yazd/Esfahan, Iran 12-23 May (11 days)
Lisbon, Portugal 9-16 June (7 days)
Dublin/Belfast, Ireland 7-16 July (9 days)
Istanbul, Turkey 25 Aug-1 Sept (7 days)
Athens, Greece 8-15 Sept (7 days)
Peloponnese tour, Greece 15-22 Sept (7 days)
Sicily, Italy 6-13 Oct (7 days)
Varanasi, India 3-10 Nov (7 days)
Rajastan tour, India 10-21 Nov (11 days)
Zanzibar, Tanzania 8-17 Dec (9 days)

<strong>Related Links</strong>
<a href="" target="_blank">» On The Road Workshops</a>
<a href="">» Nikos Economopoulos' Magnum Portfolio</a>
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