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Sassoon Docks Photowalk – Mumbai

May 26 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 am

Sasson Docks Photo Walk in Mumbai


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Sassoon Docks Photowalk
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Join me on a photo walk at Sassoon Docks – one of Mumbai’s oldest and largest docks open for public. Learn the basics of street photography and get comfortable capturing a fast-paced environment through your perspective.

About Sassoon Docks

Built in 1875, Sassoon Docks is one of the oldest and largest fish markets in Mumbai that serves as a vital hub for the city’s fishing industry. It’s not just a bustling fish market; it’s a cultural and historical landmark that has stood the test of time.

Stretching along the vibrant coastline of Colaba, Sassoon Docks is a sensory feast, where the aroma of freshly caught seafood mingles with the sights and sounds of fisherfolk at work.

Beyond its economic significance, Sassoon Docks is a melting pot of cultures, where people from diverse backgrounds come together in pursuit of livelihood and sustenance.

Its historic charm and lively atmosphere make Sassoon Docks a must-visit destination for locals and tourists alike, offering a glimpse into the heart and soul of Mumbai’s coastal life.

February 2023, Mumbai, India: A man throws a basket full of fish from a ship to the dock where another man is to catch it

What to Expect at the Photo Walk?

Meeting soon after sunrise, we will be observing and photographing the changing light as the sun climbs up. As the day unfolds, we will get to observe boats returning to the shore with their catch. People are seen sorting out the fish on boats and throwing baskets over to the dock where it’s ready to be caught. There are business people auctioning off their catch, local fish sellers carrying fish in baskets over their head and much more to see and photograph.

Sassoon Docks presents ample opportunities for candid street photography as well as possibilities for posed portraits of the fisherfolk. Other elements that will catch your attention are colours and patterns seen on the clothes worn by women.

Participants will get introduced to candid nature of street photography. I will be guiding you through and help you challenge your perspective. At the end of the walk, you should gain confidence photographing in the streets and most importantly, you will have plenty of memories to take back in addition to photographs.

The Sassoon Docks photowalk is open for everyone including amateurs, enthusiasts, and professionals.

Sassoon Docks street photographyWhat is covered:

  • A brief introduction to street photography
  • The art of patience and observation
  • How to navigate through the fast-moving scene and focus on capturing the mood
  • How to see, what to see
  • Ethics when it comes to portraying strangers
  • How to face challenges, how to overcome hesitation or anxiousness
  • How to talk to people and asking permission from strangers

What we won’t discuss:

  • Photography history and basics
  • How to operate your equipment
  • Which camera brand is best etc. No “gear talk”
  • Post processing
  • Social media
  • How to make money

What to bring:

  • A keen desire to learn
  • A spirit of community
  • Some sense of humour, plenty of patience
  • A digital or film camera. A wide angle lens like 23mm, 27mm or 35mm recommended
  • Extra batteries and SD cards or film rolls
  • Bottle of water
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes

Tips for participants:

  • Stay lite. Carry one camera, one lens
  • Know your equipment before the walk
  • Wear a smile
  • Be prepared for challenges, missed opportunities, and the test of your comfort zone

What is not included in the fees:

  • Your travel-related expenses, parking fees etc.
  • Your meals
  • Any other personal expenses

Languages: English, Hindi


  • Registration is mandatory prior to the walk
  • No walk-ins or unregistered guests allowed
  • You are responsible for the safety of your own equipment and other things you are carrying
  • Full refund in case organiser cancels the event and is unable to offer an alternate date
  • Fee displayed in Indian rupees. You can change payment currency at checkout


May 26
6:30 am - 9:00 am
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Meeting Point

Sassoon Docks
Sassoon Dock, Azad Nagar, Colaba,
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