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India’s Story of Triumph Over Polio

The story of India’s polio immunisation campaign seen through the lens of five professional photographers sent to locations across the country to capture the essence of “the polio round’ and show India’s remarkable journey from having half of the world’s polio cases to celebrating three years of freedom from the disease.

The Lions and Gold of the Masai Mara

A multimedia slideshow from the Masai Mara and Lolgorian township, a local modern-life Masai town on the outskirts of the Mara game reserve. Created using the Fujifilm X100S camera.

How to be a better wedding photographer and stand out in the crowd

You and I want the same thing. We want to be great at what we do and we want people to know it so that they come to us and pay us lots of money. However, most people are swimming in the shallow waters of mediocrity and have no idea what to do next in order to climb the next step on the ladder to success.

10 Free tips for an Indian Wedding Photographer

Are you an Indian Wedding Photographer or planing to cover an Indian wedding soon? Here are 10 tips that will make your first Indian wedding photography assignment a little less unexpected and more productive.

Under African Sky

Most people that go to Africa, especially if going on safari, will carry their biggest lens to capture the wild life. I was not going to fall into this trap. I am not a wild life photographer and bringing back a picture of a lion from up close is not what I had in mind. For me the magic was better captured with the iPhone

When does a portrait represent the facts and when is it porn?

One of the pleasures of travel has always been to dive into new places where others are compelled to live and being able to come out unharmed to tell the stories of how great the trip was. However, if we are not careful we might crush the fabric of cultures that we come in touch with

How, and do we represent the interests of those we photograph

Readers are quick to react when they feel a photographer has crossed the line and intruded into a subject’s personal life. This is especially visible when victims of violence and their families are suddenly thrust into the harsh light of public scrutiny, their private life suddenly the subject of front-page pictures and articles.

Vintage Polaroid feel to iPhone images

It was two years ago that I wrote a post calling the iPhone the new Polaroid SX-70 but that post gets a whole new meaning now when my iPhone images actually start looking like polaroids again. I’ve always been nostalgic and had a soft spot for all things antique and old. The same is probably with my […]

Dharavi, March 2013

MARCH 22-24, 2013

Join Sephi Bergerson for a documentary photography workshop in Asia’s biggest slum, and learn the difficulties of shooting in a crowded area, acquire new techniques, focus your story-telling abilities and understanding of the photographic language, and learn how to make your images stronger and more compelling while shooting in Dharavi.

Copyright violation as the industry Standard in India

Is copyright violation the industry standard in India? If you are a photographer working in india chances are your work was published somewhere without your authorisation, credit or even payment. Roli Books, leading publisher of world-quality coffee-tablers, has been slapped with a legal suit for violation of copyright.

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