An independent female documentary photographer's perspectives
Tues 17 Dec, 7.30pm to 9pm
Workshop Space, Objectifs
Seminar Fee: $10
Join us for a seminar with visiting artist Deepti Asthana, an India-based independent documentary photographer whose work focuses on women and their contributions, gender issues and stories not covered in the mainstream, and has been featured in international publications like National Geographic, BBC News, Al Jazeera and more.
In this seminar, Deepti will cover the following and more, with reference to her own career and experiences:
- What motivated her career switch and her start as a mostly self-taught photographer
- Finding your focus in photography: what motivates her to focus on underreported issues
- Her long-term project Women of India which has been presented in various formats internationally
- Her process in documentary photography
- Sustaining oneself as a photographer: making photography a viable career
This seminar will be broadly relevant not only to photographers and filmmakers but also those interested in photojournalism, documentary photography, the opportunities, challenges and realities of working as an independent artist, as well as gender, feminism and social issues, and India’s development.
Please note that this seminar will not involve shooting. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with Deepti in a Q&A session as part of the seminar.
About Deepti Asthana
Deepti Asthana is an independent documentary photographer based in India. She extensively documents stories of women and their contributions in nature, society and culture under her umbrella project Women of India. She has won numerous grants and awards including the prestigious Alexandra Boulat Grant. She has exhibited her projects in some of the best galleries and photo festivals across the world.
Her work has been published in National Geographic magazine, BBC News, Al Jazeera English, Der Spiegel, Daily Post, Huffington Post, First Post, The Diplomat, Feature Shoot, Hindu Business Line, The Hindu, Better Photography, The Quint, Scroll, The Quartz, etc.
Visit www.deeptiasthana.com to explore her work further.