Tribes of South Rajasthan & The Kutch Photo Expedition

COSTS: $2590(twin share based on 8 members), $680 (Single Supplement), $300-$500*** (Estimated Internal Airfare), $150 (Tip Kitty for fixers, musicians, etc)

Southern Rajasthan and Gujarat’s Rann of Kutch are the two main areas we intend to explore during the Tribes of South Rajasthan & The Kutch Photo Expedition, along with the exciting Baneshwar cattle fair. Our focus will be on documenting the bustle of the fair (a real authentic cattle fair and festival; unlike the now over hyped Pushkar fair), and capturing compelling photographs of the various tribal cultures that populate the areas. Some of the best photo-ops will undoubtedly be found in the small rural villages scattered in the geographical triangle of Dungarpur-Baneshwar-Bhuj.

The tribal Bhils attend the Baneshwar Fair, and sing traditional folk songs in high pitched voices sitting around a bonfire every night. Apart from the selling and buying of livestock, the fair has its share of folk dances, itinerant musicians and acrobats. This will provide us with a myriad of opportunity not only to photograph, but also to capture the unique sounds of this folk culture. In Southern Rajasthan and in Gujarat, we will come across the various tribes and sub-tribal groups such as the Banjara, the Gowdia and Garacia, the Rabaris and the Jats. 

The Tribes of Rajasthan & Gujarat Photo-Expedition is ideal for participants interested in documentary photography, ethno-photography and multimedia, and for those ready to create visual projects from their inventory of photographs, and learn how to control story length, intent, pace, use of music and ambient sound, narration, field recordings and interviews.

Multimedia Audio Slideshow From The Tribes of Rajasthan & Gujarat Photo Expedition:

Baneshwar: Pind Daan

Photo Galleries From The Tribes of Rajasthan & Gujarat Photo Expedition:

Traversing The Kachchh

Traversing The Kachchh Part Two

Tewfic El-Sawy is The Travel Photographer, a freelance photographer who specializes in documenting endangered cultures and traditional life ways of Asia, Latin America and Africa, has been organizing and leading photo expeditions since 2000. He’s passionate about documentary-travel photography and produces multimedia stories, merging still photography and ambient sound, as well as musical soundtracks. His favorite destination is India, which he visited no less than 15 times. More information is available at WHO IS THE TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER?

Important Notice: Nomads of Rajasthan & Gujarat Photo-Expedition is limited to 8 photographers on a “first registered first in” basis. I’m unable to accept any more due to limited accommodation in some of the hotels.

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