This hands-on workshop will focus on creating compelling documentary narratives through editing and sequencing of photographs for a book work. The visual narrative will be considered through seminal and varied examples of historical and contemporary photo books. Participants are required to bring twenty to forty 4"x6" prints of a singular body of work that is either in progress or completed for an editing and sequencing session.
Surendra Lawoti is a photographer interested in human circumstances and their recognition. His current project "This Country is Yours" focuses on activists of six civil rights movements in Nepal including women, indigenous nationalities and Dalits during the recent constitution drafting process. Lawoti teaches photography at OCAD University as a Sessional Instructor. His work has been exhibited internationally including Gallery 44 and Harbourfront Centre in Toronto; Les Territoires in Montreal; O’Hare International Airport and Glass Curtain Gallery in Chicago; Gallery Kayafas, Photographic Resource Center and Tufts University Gallery in Boston; Nepal Association of Fine Arts in Kathmandu; the Goethe-Institut in New Delhi; Fries Museum in Leeuwarden in The Netherlands; ArtScience Museum in Singapore: and Galeria Ateneo Porfirio Barba Jacob in Medellín, Colombia. He has received awards from Artadia (Chicago), Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts Travel grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Chicago and Somerville Arts Council. He has given numerous artist lectures including at Northeastern University, Montserrat College of Art, Emerson College, the New England Institute of the Art and Gallery 44.He is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston.www.surendralawoti.com