Artist in Residence. Chiang Mai, Thailand

Documentary Arts Asia

Photo by Sitt

Documentary Arts Asia?s Artist in Residence Program will support an Asian photographer or filmmaker in Chiang Mai for up to three months to complete a cultural, environmental or human-rights project and help DAA promote documentary practice and visual literacy in the region. ?In addition to producing a substantial body of work, the Artist in Residence will teach workshops and bring new ideas and energy to the documentary community in Chiang Mai, Thailand and the Asia region. ?Chiang Mai?s variety of potential documentary subject matter, large population of artists and relatively low cost of living make it the ideal location for an Artist in Residence program.
Our first Artist in Residence in 2012 was Sitthixay ?Sitt? Ditthavong.
Now Accepting submissions for 2013.

Requirements: ?

An Asian?photographer?or?filmmaker?with a personal website or online portfolio.
At least one previous public exhibition or screening of a substantial body of work.
Good command of English.
Independent and highly motivated.
DAA offers:
Basic accommodation, food, local transport and phone (transport to and from Chiang Mai is not yet supported).
Publication in DAA?s magazine,?Nama.?
A solo exhibition of the work produced at the DAA gallery and/or the?Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival.
DAA asks:
Produce and exhibit a substantial body of work from your time as an Artist in Residence.
Provide DAA with one set of prints/video file.
Teach at least two workshops at the DAA Center Chiang Mai, and provide at least two portfolio review sessions.
Assist with DAA activities once a week (days/times flexible to accommodate your project).

Please send us:
A CV and brief personal biography plus links to up to three galleries of completed projects.
A one page proposal for the project you plan to complete during your residency.
A one page proposal for the workshops you?d like to teach during your residency.

Note : Projects outside of the city are possible, however the artist should have a presence in Chiang Mai during their residency.

Applications are currently Open and will close 1st Oct 2013 ? Residencies will start sometime in Nov

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Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.”

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