Fashion x Visual Culture Lab

23 March - 26 March 2023 |
Hotel Sunset View, New Baneshwor
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This 4-day Lab is a learning exercise hosted by PhotoKTM and designed to give participants a unique hands-on experience of being involved in the making of a fashion campaign. The Lab also seeks to open up conversations on how fashion and photography is shaping Nepali as well as global visual culture.   

The Lab brings together 2 incredibly talented and highly experienced creative professionals: Bombay-based art director and fashion stylist Nikhil D and Delhi-based photographer Adil Hasan to develop this unique learning experience for young photographers, stylists, designers, art directors, producers, models and other creatives.

The Lab will work with the designs of New York-based Nepali fashion designer Prabal Gurung.

From witnessing the ideation process, mood-boarding, and pre-production conversations of this ace team, to engaging in discussions with them on the importance of casting and representation, to working on lighting and set design, managing production teams, and finishing with discussions on post-production and final presentation, participants will observe, assist and work closely with Nikhil and Adil to develop a visual campaign from start to finish.

Venue: Hotel Sunset View, Baneshwor 

Program Details  

  1. Participation is limited to Nepali citizens only.
  2. Participation fee is Rs 5000 per person and based on an application process. If you need a fee waiver – please indicate this in your application. Please see application details below.
  3. We expect all participants to be involved full time for the 4 days of the Lab. Please note that some days might be long hours.
  4. The Lab will enroll a maximum of 15 participants.
  5. Application is open to photographers, stylists, designers, art directors, producers, models and other creatives. 


Day 1
Thursday, 23 March 2023

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Introductions by PhotoKTM team | Short intros by Nikhil D and Adil Hasan and Prabal Gurung  | Short intros of all participants 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch (Everyone is on their own for lunch)

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Discuss storyline + concepts | Discuss locations | Finalise planning + logistics

Day 2
Friday, 24 March 2023

6:00 am – Call time 

Shoot location 1 (TBD)

Shoot location 2 (TBD) 

*This could be a long day/night!

Day 3
Saturday, 25 March 2023

6:00 am – Call time 

Shoot location 3 (TBD)

Shoot location 4 (TBD)

*This could be a long day/night!   

Day 4
Sunday, 26 March 2023

10:00am – 12:00pm: Editing 

12:00pm – 1:30pm: Lunch (Everyone is on their own for lunch)

1:30pm – 4:00pm: Post production | Discussion and debrief

How to Apply?

To apply for this program, please submit the following in this google form:

In the form you will be asked to submit the following:

  1. Your short bio (150 words max – tell us who you are, what you do)
  2. A pdf of your portfolio (photos – 10 maximum – you have taken or links to videos or  drawings of design work or anything that gives us a sense of your work and interests)
  3. OPTIONAL: additional/supporting material that tells us more about your experience – photos of prior shoots, shows, publications, etc.

Application Deadline

Saturday, 18 March 2023

PhotoKTM5 Learning Programs has been generously supported by PhotoSouthAsia, an initiative of the MurthyNAYAK Foundation.