A TEAM from Derriaghy based Studio 23 is heading to India to document an arranged Hindu wedding.
Donnie Wright - photographer; Mo McDevitt - Director and Gillian Mee - graduate administrator will all fly to Delhi on June 7 to photograph the arranged wedding ceremony and celebrations of Belfast medical student Gowri Ramanathan and Karthik Subramanian, an L.A. based chef.
Mo said: "Moving into our second year and we are undertaking a massive challenge to travel to India. We are using our own finances but we do seek funders/sponsors from local community as soon as possible. This could be in the form of funds or practical support including camera/film materials for example.
"We are looking forward to the challenge and observing the rituals and colour and the location which should be a visual delight for us all.
"Our main concern is funding and unexpected high temperature. We are all very excited about being part of the 1000 wedding guests and following Gowri through her special day." Donnie added: "This opportunity is once in a lifetime. The people and country of India will provide me with great photographs to display in an exhibition later this year and hopefully produce a small booklet.
"We want to work closely with both communities here and in India."
Lisburn photographer Donnie Wright, added: "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The people and country of India will provide me with great photographs to display in an exhibition later this year, I also hope to produce a small booklet."
Studio 23 recently celebrated one year at Derriaghy Industrial Estate. The ware house has been transformed at personal cost of over £64,000 to Mo And offers studio facilities and more to working artists and craftspeople and also the local community.