Dharavi Photo Walk -

Dharavi Photo Walk -


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About The Event

Dharavi is one of the largest slums in the world which was founded in 1882 during the British colonial era. The slum grew in part because of an expulsion of factories and residents from the peninsular city centre by the colonial government, and from rural poor migrating into urban Mumbai . It is currently a multi-religious, multi-ethnic, diverse settlement. Estimates of Dharavi's total population vary between 700,000 to about 1 million.

Dharavi has an active informal economy in which numerous household enterprises employ many of the slum residents. It exports goods around the world.

Photo Konnect's guided photo walk at Dharavi will give you an opportunity to meet and interact with locals along with access to make photos of their famous commercial industries. 

We will cover the following industries 
1. Plastic Industry - See how plastic is bought, separated and broken down in small parts to be washed and dried. The process itself is an art form itself. 
2. Paint Industry - See how oil paint cans are baked in fire and the process of cleaning them followed by hammering them to make them sturdy. 
3. Aluminum Industry - See how spare parts of machines are made 
4. Furniture Industry - See how Muslim artisan are making Hindu temple from wood. This is a picture square of harmony. 
5. Cloth Dyeing Industry- A place where huge life size vessels of water are store and boiled after adding various clours to dye the cloth. 
6. The Leather Industry- The most famous for it products where you will witness how tanning is done and how they achieve the polished goods. 
7. The Kumbahrwada - A traditional mini Gujarat in Dharavi which has been making pots out of clay since centuries. 
8. The markets of Dharavi 

Opportunities to shoot 
1. Street Photography 
2. Portrait Photography 
3. Documentary Photography 
4. Photo Essay 
5. Photo Reportage 

The guided photo walk will be followed by a photo critique session. 

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