Every Photo is a story. A photo is not just about the beauty of its subject or the aesthetic arrangement of elements in the photo. A photo goes beyond that.

The Masterclass will revolve around the story telling abilities of a photograph and the multitude of its meanings it carries.

A photograph can carry a story in a way that pervades the physical, cultural, linguistics boundaries of the world and evolve wonder, compassion, horror, at times, all of them at a single moment.

By entering the Sangai Photo Festival Masterclass (hereafter ‘Masterclass’) the entrant agrees to these binding terms:

The Masterclass is open to everyone depending on their agreement of the rules and regulations provided below.

  • Only 12 candidates will be selected for the Masterclass.
  • The Masterclass requires a registration and submission of a portfolio.
  • The submission of portfolio should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. via
  • A text document should also be included describing the photographs.
  • The portfolio will be reviewed by the master and a panel of senior photographers. It is only after the review that the selected candidates will be asked to submit the fee and will receive a formal invitation for the participation in the Masterclass.
  • Last date for the submission of portfolio is 10th November 2018. And the selected candidates will be announced on the 12th November 2018.
  • The portfolio should consist of 15-20 photographs. It is desired that the portfolio consists of a photo essay/ photo-story.
  • The selected participants are required to bring around 200-300 photographs to be reviewed during the Masterclass.
  • The organizers will provide accommodation and meals to all the selected participants; however, they shall make their own travel arrangements to Imphal, Manipur.
  • The selected participants shall deposit the fees within a week’s time after the announcement of the selected candidates failing which his/her participation will be cancelled and the seat will be provided to the next deserving candidate.
  • Once the fee has been deposited there will be no refunds upon cancellation by the participant.
  • The organizers do not take any responsibility for cancellations by transportation companies.

For further queries write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dates: 23, 24, 25 November 2018

Fees: Rs. 10,000/- for selected participants from outside Manipur.

Rs. 5000/- for selected participants from Manipur.

Venue: Yum and Hills Cottage, Imphal

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