Stories to Frame - Storytrails India Private Limited

Storytrails and Chennai Photo Biennale team up to present ‘Stories to Frame’ – a set of thoughtfully curated trails that get you to explore the best of Madras through your mobile phone and a camera lens.

Take a walk through the city and sample her stories. An expert photographer will guide you through the nuances of photography at each location, while the stories set a context to the sights you see. All the stories are played from the newly launched Storytrails Audio Tours mobile app.

The Storytrails Audio Tours App is a mobile application that makes the curated tours of Storytrails available on your mobile device. This location-aware app triggers stories based on your location and provides navigation support. Enjoy them at your convenience, at a pace you set, and with many sample photographs and illustrations for each story. The app works even without internet connectivity. The Storytrails Audio Tours App is available only on the Android platform at present.

The first walk in this series is being conducted on 19 August, to celebrate the World Photography Day and a prelude to Madras Week. The walk is called the Colonial Madras trail – Part 1: Lighthouse to Senate House. Set along the Marina, this walk takes photography enthusiasts through stories of Colonial Madras. What was Madras like back then? How did the arrival of the British change our lives?

Photographer Varun Gupta will be hosting this walk, giving participants advice on how to take the best pictures of the sights they see. So besides hearing amazing stories about the city, participants will also get to take great pictures.

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Registrations are limited to the first 25 participants.

This walk will only be available to guests with Android phones.

Date: 19 Aug 2018

Time: 6.30 AM to 9.00 AM

Meeting point: The Lighthouse

Registration fees: Free

About Storytrails:

Storytrails is an organization that designs story-based walking tours and experiences. Unlike sightseeing tours, these curated trails focus on stories behind everyday sights and are an attempt to showcase the local way of life to visitors. Tripadvisor ranks Storytrails as the No.1 tour in Chennai and Pondicherry.

About Chennai Photo Biennale:

The CPB Foundation is a registered non-profit trust dedicated to promoting photographic art, meaningful socio-cultural discussion, and visual education. Active around the year with various activities and workshops, the foundation also organizes the Chennai Photo Biennale, a city-wide public art initiative that attracts 100K+ visitors from all over India and across the world.

The Chennai Photo Biennale 2nd edition: Feb 22 to Mar 24, 2019: The upcoming edition will be held from Feb 22 to Mar 24, 2019. The Biennale programming will consist of large-scale photographic exhibitions and interventions in unexpected public spaces, artist talks with renowned photographers, photo walks, workshops, and film screenings among other things.

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