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Published on September 10th, 2014

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Photographers, prepare for a Sunderbans residency

Sunlight Art Funds will support five Indian artistes for a 15-day residency at the Sunderbans, West Bengal, from November 1.
by The Editors | editor@themetrognome.in

If you’re a photography enthusiast or an artist from any discipline, wanting to know all about the basic elements of the art of photography in a beautiful setting, this is your chance: the Sunlight Art Funds will provide a part sponsorship for a 15-day residency in the Sunderbans. The project, part of the ALTlab Social Photography Residency, commences from November 1, 2014.

As part of the residency, the selected artistes will receive a $550 residency fee award, and the artiste has to pay the remaining $450. As per a release for the event, “Contemporary artistes of any medium are invited to apply for the residency, those who are eager to use the darkroom and alternative processes to create images.” The release adds, “Applicants should be seriously engaged with researching and developing their own photography language. They should be open and willing to live modestly with other artists for a period. The selected residents will have to commit themselves to being present at the Sundarbans during the time of this residency programme. 
 
“Documenting the research undertaken during the residency is an integral part of the process that will shape the analysis of artist’s work and the conclusions that one may draw. Hence resident artists will be expected to carry out systematic and regular documenting of the processes explored through a blog or other media.” The processes identified for the residency are Van dyke brown, cyanotype, gum bichromates, salt prints, and albumen prints.

There is no age limit for applying.

Interested in applying for this residency? Look up www.goa-cap.com for information or write to himadri@proyedesign.com/goacap2011@gmail.com for information.

(Picture courtesy kolkataguide.starjili.com)

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