Wanted: Dialog On Photojournalism – Mumbai – Nov 2013

November 22 2013, Mumbai

Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

Sachin Kalbag
Sachin Kalbag, 40, is Executive Editor of MiD DAY, an English-language daily published from Mumbai and Pune. A career journalist, though trained as a statistician, Sachin has lived in three cities during his career – Mumbai, Washington DC and New Delhi, and has straddled newspapers, online, magazines and radio. He is a keen photographer, and is often seen travelling to various locations, especially wildlife sanctuaries, in search of a good picture. He instituted a daily photo essay in MiD DAY in 2011, a practice that follows till today, making the newspaper one of the few publications in the world to feature a double-spread photo essay every day.

In the past, Sachin has been Online Editor of MiD DAY, Mail Today and Hindustan Times; Foreign Correspondent for DNA, Executive Editor of Digit, and Page 1 Editor of Mail Today. He has been a journalist for 20 years, and cannot see himself doing anything else.He lives in Mumbai with his wife Prajakta, an e-learning professional, and Aanya, his five-year-old daughter.

He will speak about his experience of being a news editor and the importance of photojournalism in news reporting.

Sudharak Olwe
Sudharak Olwe has been a photographer for the past 20 years. He has over the years worked with the Times of India, Indian Express, The Pioneer, INDES etc. and has freelanced with Financial Times – London, the European Press Agency(EPA) and has exhibited his work in Amsterdam, Portugal, Japan, Germany, US, Sweden and Bangladesh. In 1999-2000, he was the recipient of the National Foundation Media Fellowship. The following year, the World Press Association chose him as the only photographer from India to be invited to exhibit at “World Press Photo Exhibition” held in Amsterdam for his stories on gender and the environment and his work was published in the “World Press Photo: New Stories” a part of the United Nations “Millennium Development Goals”. In 2004, he published his first book, Spirited Souls: Winning Women of Mumbai’ and in 2005 he was honored with the prestigious All Roads Photographers Award from National Geographic which included an exhibition of his work on street workers of Mumbai in Los Angeles, California and Washington DC.

He will speak about his experience in using the medium of photojournalism for raising awareness about social issues.

Prof. Sanjay Ranade
Prof. Sanjay Ranade is Associate Professor and Head of Department of the Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Mumbai. He teaches Media Ethics, Film Theory, Media Research, Metropolitan Journalism, Development Journalism and Business Journalism. He is an Honorary Research Fellow with Monash Asia Institute, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

He will speak about his experience in teaching journalism and the interplay between journalism and photojournalism.