Research 101 for Photographers

by Shradha Devkota

What role does research play in your photography or art practice? What are the different ways research can be done? This 3-day workshop is designed for intermediate and advanced photographers and lens-based practitioners to introduce them to basic research methodologies. Participants will be asked to come with a project idea that they will begin to research and develop during the workshop period.

The workshop will be lead by Sumitra Sunder, a Bangalore based independent art curator and researcher.
To apply, please send in one recent body of work (15-20 images @ 1000 px on the longest side) to by Wednesday, 7th August 2019.

When: 9 -11 August 2019 | 9:30am – 1:00pm
Where: HQ, Arun Thapa Chowk, Jhamsikhel
How much: Rs. 2000 per participant

About the mentor:

Sumitra Sunder is an independent art curator and researcher who has been working in the field for over 10 years. She has curated projects in India, working primarily with archival material. Her curatorial practice engages and problematizes the understanding of queering art practice as well as Queerness as an identity.

Her research work has led to a doctoral thesis in curating contemporary art, viewed through the lens of art history and feminist frameworks. She has been the recipient of various fellowships for her research and curatorial work, including one from the National Institute of Advanced Studies that supported her doctoral research, and fellowships from Kochi Biennale Foundation and Khoj International Artists Association for curatorial work.

At present, Sumitra’s work is anchored in exploring history and memory through archiving practices as well as creating a framework for the exhibition and production of queered art. She is currently based out of Bangalore, India.