Street photography lessons for a cause

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 - 11:49am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
Money collected will be used for providing quality education to underprivileged children of more than 20 cities.

Trying innovative ways to fund their non-profit organisation, college students and young professionals have come up with the idea to conduct a street photography workshop.

Volunteers of Make a Difference (MAD), which works to provide quality education to children of more than 20 cities, have organised a two-day workshop to raise funds for their NGO.

“From dance workshops to karaoke nights, we explored many ways to raise funds. These days everyone around owns a DSLR camera and is trying their hands at photography so we decided to conduct a workshop for amateurs,” said Veedhi Parekh from MAD.

“Photography enthusiasts will get a hands-on training and we can collect money for the education of children who are at various shelter homes in the city,” Parekh added.

MAD, endorsed by Michelle Obama on her visit to India, is a group of young professionals who take out time to give back to the society by spending their weekends conducting English lessons at shelter homes, setting up libraries and trying for placements for the less privileged. 

The two-day workshop will be conducted by Chandu Mhatre, a photographer for over 40 years and is known to have extensively shot seminal moments of recent Indian history.

“Day one of the workshop will give instructions on use of the camera and its care. On the second day, participants will be introduced to the tricks of street photography by taking a walk on Juhu beach. This will be followed by a processing session,” said Parekh.

About the NGO
MAD, endorsed by Michelle Obama on her visit to India, is a group of young professionals who take out time to give back to the society by spending their weekends conducting English lessons at shelter homes, setting up libraries and trying for placements for the less privileged.


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