7 Day Photography Workshop - NAGA LAND January 11th-18th 2019 / by Nick McGrath

Join me on an adventure of a lifetime to one of the last frontiers in South East Asia. I will be leading a 7 day photography workshop to one of the worlds great tribal gatherings - Naga Land, West Myanmar.  We will journey from Mandalay into the Naga region to document the Naga new year festival celebrations - a once in a year event where all the Naga tribes come out of the jungle and into the community to dance and celebrate their local custom. We will be shooting and building a visual narrative through daily workshops with participants as we journey through the Naga Lands. At the end of our workshop, we will present our work via a projection to the local community in Mandalay


Trip Overview:

  • Visit traditional Naga settlements to witness the centuries-old Naga way of life, still little disturbed by the outside world 

  • Capture images of pageantry, tribal dance, and incredible traditional costumes at Myanmar’s Naga New Year, one of the world’s most fascinating and authentic tribal gatherings

  • Take portraits of proud warriors and revellers, and hear the stories of these fiercely independent people 

  • Take a boat ride on the remote upper reaches of the Chindwin River and photograph gold panners, logging camps, fishermen and tracts of virgin forest along the way. 

Price Per Person (double occupancy): $3500 USD

Limited to six persons only

What’s included:

2 ways domestic flight as per program

Local Accommodation

Express boat passage with cabin 

Private excursion boat in Khamti

Meals outside Mandalay (B/L/D), plus purified water, coffee, and tea 

Farewell dinner in Mandalay

4WD Car transport as program

Nagaland Visit Permits

English-speaking local guide

group and individual visual narrative building practice

What’s Excluded:

Personal Insurance

Transport to/from Mandalay

Meals (L/D) in Mandalay aside from farewell dinner

International flights

Sleeping bag and foam mattress

Personal expenses (Camera fees, Charity, Tip, etc.)

please email npmcgrath@gmail.com for detailed itinerary and general enquiries