Vietnam, North of the 16th Parallel Photo Expedition-Workshop

COST DETAILS  $3520 (twin share based on 8 participants, including internal flights), $ 600 (Single Supplement), $150 (Tip Kitty)

Scheduled for September 15 to 28, 2012, Vietnam, North of the 16th Parallel is a photo~expedition & workshop exploring the street life of Ha Noi, the minority tribes around Sapa and Bac Ha, daily life in the port city of Hoi An, the Forbidden City in Hue and the fishing village of Lang Co, as well as spending a night on Halong Bay.

MULTI-PRONGED: As befits the context of this photo expedition/multimedia workshop, our objectives will be multi-pronged; the primary aim will be to photograph the street (and alleys) life of the various towns and villages we encounter, as well as the photogenic hill tribe minorities in Sa Pa and Bac Ha.

OBJECTIVES: Emulating real-life photo assignments, the aim of the workshop is to assist its participants produce multimedia bodies of work ready for publishing. Participants will merge their still photography and audio to create compelling narratives. This is largely for color photography, but black & white for street photography might be an option. Participating photographers will have to own/use portable audio recorders, and specialized audio-slideshow software.

WHO FOR: Vietnam: North Of The 16th Parallel Photo Expedition & Workshop™is structured for photographers 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.

HOTELS: The accommodations for Vietnam: North Of The 16th Parallel Photo Expedition/Workshop™ will be resort and boutique hotels, such as The Golden Silk Boutique Hotel (Ha Noi, Imperial Hotel (Hue), Hoi An Hotel (Hoi An), Victoria Sapa Resort (Sa Pa) and the Victory Star Junk (Ha Long Bay)

Multimedia Audio Slideshows: Cafe Dao  and Hilltribes In The Mist .

Photo Galleries: Vietnam Daguerrotypes and Vietnam Vignettes.

Specific Fuji X Pro-1 Galleries: The Indigo People. Hanoi StreetsHát Tuồng Backstage.

The Travel Photographer’s Photo~Expeditions™ are best described as a mixture of documentary photojournalism, ethno-photography and travel photography” adventures. As with other previous expeditions, Vietnam: North Of The 16th Parallel Photo Expedition/Workshop™ will include both documentary-style (candid and on-the-run) photography, as well as posed photo sessions with selected people we may encounter.

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 enthusiastic about documentary-travel photography and produces multimedia stories, merging still photography and ambient sound.

His favorite destinations are to South and South East Asia. He’s the founder of the popular The Travel Photographer blog, and is also a faculty member of theFoundry Photojournalism Workshop, tutoring the essentials of multimedia to emerging photojournalists.

Maika Elan (Nguyen Thanh Hai) is an award winning freelance photographer from Hanoi. Recognized for her creativity using various photographic tools, she’s also a documentary photographer currently working on a long term documentary on gay life in Vietnam. Her website is HERE.

Important Notice: Vietnam: North Of The 16th Parallel Photo Expedition/Workshop™ is limited to 8 participating photographers only. Participation may be subject to a portfolio review.