Photography Internship at Bunte Markhor

at Bunte Markhor
Location Karachi, Pakistan
Date Posted February 1, 2021
Category Others
Job Type Internship
Education Requirement Bachelors/Masters
Career Level Entry Level
Experience Fresh
Base Salary Competitive Salary
Street address Karachi

Description

Bunte Markhor is looking for a photography intern for the month of February 2021. The person should be based in Karachi, Pakistan.

Eligibility:

  • Previous experience in storytelling and product photography and access to the necessary equipment is organized, comfortable communicating with subjects and arranging appointments and can work quickly to meet deadlines
  • Willing to travel (to remote villages of Sindh)
  • Available from Feb 07 - March 07 2021

We are a startup and every addition matters to us. We are looking for someone who is a team player, good in his/her domain, responsible and eager for a unique experience. This will be a chance to build your portfolio in storytelling and product style of photography. Also, you will gain:

  • real-world editorial photography experience in a variety of subjects: documentary, product, social content and more
  • a complete overview of the editorial and creative processes involved in online store creation
  • the opportunity to visit little known towns, photograph local artists who specialise in traditional crafts, and see creative processes up close
  • the possibility of paid freelance work in the future

Jobs in Bunte Markhor

Bunte Markhor is an e-commerce platform that brings centuries old indigenous Pakistani handicraft to the wider world. Headquartered in Berlin, it is home to a curated selection of lifestyle and fashion products, handmade by artisans from across the country - from shores of Arabian Sea to the valleys of Gilgit and Hunza. It was borne to bridge the gap between precious crafts from Pakistan and the European market, and help find these handmade artisanal wares new homes, where they are enjoyed and appreciated.

Every product on Bunte Markhor tells a story: a story of its maker, how it was made, where it comes from, and why that object is an important representation of traditional craft and cultural heritage. Accompanied by stories, these artisanal wares become a piece of heirloom home decor, rich with history and made with passion.

On the other end of the spectrum, Bunte Markhor helps local artists in rural Pakistan (many of whom currently live on less 65€/month) keep the craft alive by adding a new stream of income for them. It is heartbreaking to see a brilliant ajrak maker in Bhit Shah discontinue producing crimson and indigo shawls with natural dye and resist painting technique using hundreds of years old printing blocks, because it doesn't earn him enough to feed his family of 6.

Given a choice, these craftsmen would prefer to continue creating art that has been in their families for generations. Most of these men and women were taught by their elders, who sourced raw materials from surrounding nature. They sat on the floor, with others from the community, and produced a range of products that employed centuries old craft, eco-friendly raw material and so unique that no two products could ever be identical.

With Bunte Markhor, Pakistani indigenous crafts get a new lease of life and involved artists get an opportunity for an economically prosperous future.

 

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