A Summer Day in Rural Telangana Photo Tour


Rang De in association with SIA Photography presents –

A Summer Day in Rural Telangana with Saurabh Chatterjee
Learn Photography while supporting a noble cause!

Date: SUNDAY, 26 JUNE 2016
Time: 5 am to 5 pm
Location: Mehbubnagar, Telangana (transport provided from Hyderabad)
Registration fees: Rs 1300/-  (breakup of the cost below)
No. of participants: 15
No Age Group, anyone can join.

About Saurabh Chatterjee
Saurabh is an award-winning photographer with two missions in his life – to see India and to make every camera owner a great photographer. His work has been published in several national and international publications including the National Geographic Traveller, Lonely Planet, India Coffee Table book (Poland) etc. Saurabh has trained more than 4000 enthusiasts over the past four years.Saurabh is also a firm believer in giving back to society. He is involved in various volunteering activities with several organizations like Rang De, Art for Causes and Teach for India.ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPA Summer Day in Telangana with Saurabh Chatterjee is a photography workshop offered in partnership with Rang De, India’s first low-cost online crowd funding platform that provides microcredit to rural entrepreneurs.Rang De has been striving to reach out to under-served communities through microcredit to make poverty history in India through a network of committed field partners and social investors. This photography workshop is an effort to draw greater attention to Rang De’s cause.The participants of the workshop will travel to Mehbubnagar in Telangana 120 km from Hyderabad where they will be guided by Saurabh as they capture farmers working on their fields and preparing the land for cultivation.Selected pictures taken by the participants will be chosen to be displayed at Photo-Exhibitions in Hyderabad and Bangalore, along with Saurabh’s photographs.WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP?Farming is similar to photography. Timing is everything. Farmers synchronize their lives and their crop with nature’s cycles. Seeds must sown during a specific season. Fertilizers must be applied at a certain time. Harvest depends on the sun and rain.

But how can a marginal farmer sync with mother nature’s schedule when they struggle for money to buy seeds and fertilizers?

Rang De (along with ‘Access Livelihood Consulting’) began offering marginal women farmers in Mehbubnagar loans at 8.5% per annum with a six-month moratorium period. For the first time, the farmers from Mehabubnagar are able to break free from the deathly grip of exploitative local traders.

This workshop is your chance to look through the view finder and document the lives of these indomitable women from Mahabubnagar.


Step 1: Fill in the following application form

Step 2: Upon selection, you will receive an email with instructions on how to pay the registration fees. The amount payable is Rs. 1300 and only upon the receipt of this amount will your spot get confirmed.


1) Registration fee break-up:

Transport: Rs 534/-
Food: Rs 266/- (includes breakfast, lunch and tea)
Rang De Social investment: Rs 500/- (This is not a fee but your investment, which will be used to fund the micro-borrowers )
Learn how it works.

2) Transport will be provided for all the participants from a meeting point in Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad to Mehbubnagar and back. All other transport costs involved in reaching the meeting point will be borne by the participant.

3) Food will be provided for the participants. Should you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, you are advised to bring your own food. The registration fees, however, will remain unchanged.

4) The participants will have to bring their own cameras and other equipment they might require as none would be provided by the organizers.

About Saurabh: http://siaphotography.in/saurabh/

About Rang De: https://www.rangde.org/about-us

About the farmers: http://bit.ly/1Ui8hfS

Phone: 080 41650037 / 09980647271
Email: rachana@rangde.org