Visualising Social Stories Workshop, Delhi

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Visual storytelling is a powerful tool to increase understanding of social issues and to advocate for change. Whether you are working on humanitarian, environmental or human rights issues, this workshop will provide the tools you need to maximize the impact of visual media in your work.

Date: 5-7th April 2019

Venue:Sanskriti Kendra, Sanskrit Foundation, Delhi

Registration deadline: 15th March 2019. To book and reserve your spot, send an email to [email protected].

Who is the workshop for?

Visualising Social Stories (VSS) workshops are aimed at professionals working in the non-profit sector who use images in their work. Those with a focus on campaigns, communications and fundraising will find the workshop particularly useful. 

What does the workshop cover?

Over three days, our mentors will use theory, case studies and practical exercises to lead you through the fundamentals of building powerful visual projects for positive social change.

Day 1: Visual Strategies

  • Strategies for integrating visual media into projects
  • Understanding audiences’ visual preferences

Day 2: Visual Storytelling

  • Editing images
  • Ethical use of images

Day 3: Visual Campaigns

  • Building a visual campaign [practical exercise]

Workshop details

Schedule: 10am – 5pm, Friday 5 April to Sunday 7 April 2019

Workshop Venue:  Sanskriti Kendra, Anandagram, Mehrauli Gurgon Road, New Delhi – 110047

Fee: US$220 (local organisation) US$290 (international organisation) – fee includes lunch and refreshments. Local organisations are defined as those that do not have a presence outside of India (e.g. state or national level NGOs). International organisations are those that have a presence outside of India (e.g. INGOs and UN agencies).

To book and reserve your spot, send an email to [email protected]. (Booking participants must pay the full workshop fee by 15th March 2019)

Who has attended the workshops in the past?

Over the last four years Visualising Social Stories workshops have taken place in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kathmandu, Manila, Singapore, and Yangon. Participants have been from both local and international organisations, including:

  • Amnesty International
  • Burma Partnership
  • Civil Rights Defenders 
  • Greenpeace
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Oxfam
  • Phandeeyar
  • Save the Children
  • Singapore Heritage Society
  • UNICEF
Visualising Social Stories Workshop at PhotoKathmandu Festival 2018, Nepal.
Pictures from our Visualising Social Stories Workshop at PhotoKathmandu Festival 2018, Nepal.

Workshop mentors

Visualising Social Stories workshops are designed and produced by Invisible Photographer Asia and Rights Exposure. The workshop will be led and mentored by Robert Godden, Director of Campaigns & Communications at Rights Exposure, and facilitated by IPA founder Kevin WY Lee. 

Robert Godden is a human rights campaigns and communication professional. He specialises in advocacy strategy design, project management, and the use of visual media for positive social change. He co-founded Rights Exposure, an international human rights consultancy in 2014, where he is Director of Campaigns and Communications. Previously, he was with Amnesty International for 14 years, including as the Asia-Pacific Campaign Coordinator (2004-2014) based in Hong Kong, Kathmandu, and London.

Robert is regularly invited to speak on the role of the image in social justice campaigns, including at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, Magnum Foundation, Photo Kathmandu, SCAD Hong Kong, and World Press Photo Awards Days. He also writes on the ethical use of images and recently co-organised The Ethical Image conference with the World Press Photo Foundation and the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong.

Robert holds an M.A. in South Asian Area Studies from SOAS, University of London, and is an alumnus of the New York University Tisch School of the Arts/Magnum Foundation Photography & Human Rights programme.

Kevin WY Lee is a photographer, curator and educator based in Singapore. He has worked as a creative professional in Australia and Singapore for over 15 years. In 2010, Kevin founded Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA), an organisation which has since grown to become a leading, influential platform for Photography & Visual Arts in Asia. Kevin has curated and juried for various festivals and programs, including the Angkor Photo Festival (Cambodia), WMA Masters Award (Hong Kong), Belfast Photo Festival (United Kingdom), Prix Pictet Award, PhotoQuai Biennale (France), Hong Kong Photobook Awards, and Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards (USA).


All fees are in US dollars.

To confirm booking participants must pay the full workshop fee by 15 March 2019.

No refunds will be given to participants who cancel after payment. If the workshop is cancelled by the organisers a full refund will be given to all participants minus any transaction fees. 

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For more information, please contact us with an email to [email protected]


To book and reserve your spot, send an email to [email protected]. (Booking participants must pay the full workshop fee by 15th March 2019)

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  1. We are two photogrpahers with our-own NGO and working on social change platform. We are looking forward to publish our online magzine to provide platform for photogrpaher who like to publish social issues as well social change along with exhibition, talk shows, photo book publication.
    We are interested to attend VSS Delhi workshop.
    Can we both accompany workshop ?
    What would be cost for both participants ?

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      Fee per participant: US$220 (local organisation) US$290 (international organisation) – fee includes lunch and refreshments. Local organisations are defined as those that do not have a presence outside of India (e.g. state or national level NGOs). International organisations are those that have a presence outside of India (e.g. INGOs and UN agencies).

      To book and reserve your spot, send an email to [email protected]. (Booking participants must pay the full workshop fee by 15th March 2019)

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