Staging Situations

Workshop by Munem Wasif

The workshop will explore different possibilities of staged photography. Starting with Canadian artist Jeff Wall’s quote, ‘I begin by not photographing’, the workshop will focus on various processes and practices of ‘Staging Situations’. Divided into three chapters: Constructed Narrative, Performing for the Camera and Stranger than Fiction, the workshop will have participants work with various historical and contemporary interventions, from tableau vivant to self-portraits.

During the workshop, participants will be asked to produce one single image in Goa. It can be based on a poem, news clipping, a short story or a historical anecdote. The workshop will also look at parallel practices in experimental cinema, performance and contemporary art alongwith discussing various methodologies, strategies and tools to understand the idea of the constructed image.

The workshop is open to photographers and artists interested in the concept and history of the staged photograph, and techniques for their creation.

Dates of Workshop – December 12 – 17, 2019

Place of Workshop – Panjim, Goa


Submissions are open to all

Selection Process and Timeline

  • Last date of submission – October 20, 2019.
  • Date of announcement of selected participants– November 04, 2019.
  • Selections will be undertaken by Munem Wasif.
  • Selected candidates will be informed via email by November 04, 2019.

Terms & Conditions

  • Serendipity Arts Festival will offer accommodation for the duration of the workshop in Goa in December. All other expenses are to be borne by the participants.
  • The participants will be responsible for their own travel to Goa, and their food and local travel in Goa.
  • The participants would be required to carry their own camera and equipment.
  • Any permissions required to produce work is the sole responsibility of the artists.
  • The final decisions take into consideration the overall quality of each application in relation to all the others. Serendipity Arts Festival supports artists from diverse cultural, ethnic, and sexual backgrounds. SAF does not discriminate based on age, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, or ability/disability of artists.
  • An incomplete or incorrect application will automatically be disqualified.
  • All applications are handled confidentially. Only the organisation and its members have permission to view the uploaded files. Your data will not be published and/or shared with other parties or artists during the application process.
  • The applicant must abide by the work and place policy.

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