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UNTOLD

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Explorers x Photographers x Filmmakers x Cinematographers 

Conservationists x Change-makers >> This is for you

If storytelling is your thing, join this community of explorers, photographers, filmmakers, writers and storytellers, discover unseen & untold stories, gain insights by renowned professionals, exchange traditional knowledge, indulge in authentic explorations, meet local thought leaders and co-create magic on this journey of endless possibilities. 

UNTOLD by The Impact Society, is a journey designed for experiencing thought-provoking stories of natural history, cultural legacy, environmental & wildlife conservation, climate actions and sustainable leadership, with a tribe of conscious seekers & explorers.

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Curated with Thought!

What do Storytellers seek?

Explorations beyond the Unknown / Carving a Niche

Finding Impactful Stories / Local Expertise & Knowledge

Experience & Know-How / Education & Awareness

Curated with thought, Untold is an immersive and authentic experience of impact stories and a mix of breath-taking explorations and mentorship guidance from professionals on storytelling. 

 

Find your niche in Impact Storytelling by exchanging knowledge with local leaders, meeting a resonating tribe and opening doors to potential collaborations with thought provoking storytellers.

Meet change-makers on this unique journey

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Dhawalika Singh 

Cinematographer

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Payal Kumar

Travel & Wedding Photographer

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Amit Srivastava 

Author & Travel Photographer

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Zarna Jain 

Social Leader

Akshay Bapat 

Documentary Filmmaker

Kavya Narayanan

Biologist & Science Journalist

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Find your Tribe of

STORYTELLERS & LEADERS

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Unlearn the Art

FROM INSPIRING EXPERTS

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Discover

LOCAL LIFE & CO-EXISTENCE

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Explore

UNTOLD & UNSEEN STORIES

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Exchange

KNOWLEDGE & INSIGHTS

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Meet

LOCAL CHANGE-MAKERS

CHECK EDITIONS

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Untold Spiti

Dates: 18 - 26 August

From snow clad mountain canopies to 1000-year old monasteries, this trans-himalayan region is one of the toughest and extreme habitats to survive and within it lies unheard, untold and unseen stories of change, history and sustainability. 

Bookings Closed

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Untold Orissa

Dates: 13 - 17 September

Untold Orissa offers a captivating way to explore the rich cultural heritage, mythology, and historical significance of the state. An opportunity to delve into the fascinating narratives that have shaped Orissa and continue to inspire generations.

 

Bookings Closed

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Untold Sri Lanka

Dates: 19 - 25 February' 24

Sri Lanka's vibrant culture is a blend of various influences, including indigenous traditions, pristine beauty, and the legacies of its colonial history. From heritage walks, to meeting the fishermen communities and learning from local Storytellers, we have covered it all. 

Applications Open

WHAT YOU TAKE BACK

explore authentic stories

Each destination is handpicked and curated for its unique mix of ecological, cultural & ethnic diversity from the most obscure and exotic habitats in the country.

explore visual communication & storytelling

Films and photographs have the ability to engage us both emotionally as well as socially. By incorporating scientific research and relevant themes into films, there is potential for the creation of a new dimension to the spread of scientific ideas by sparkling citizen interest and simultaneously inspiring audiences to further engage in broader discussions on the issue itself.

get mentored by renowned filmmakers + one-on-one sessions

A one-of-a-kind experience with exposure to the leading minds in the field, our trip is heroed by renowned storytellers who will guide you to open your minds to diverse forms of storytelling & leadership.

lasting memories & positive impact

a comprehensive photography/filmmaking/writing/storytelling journey

meet local heroes

Craft unforgettable memories with like-minded storytellers who are united by a common goal to drive social change and create an impact.

There is no experience as comprehensive and immersive as a journey with like-minded individuals and world-renowned mentors.

Dive deep into local heritage and culture, and experience the spirit of the wild through the eyes of those who carry the torch of past generations.

HEAR FROM OUR MENTORS

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Padmaja Rathore

Jodhpur Royal Family & Founder - Bagheeras Camp

"Extremely happy that someone has taken the initiative to bring a platform for storytellers in India"

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Vijesh

Kumar Raju

Expeditioner & 

Travel Photographer

 

"I always thought India has produced some of the best explorers who have been underrepresented and I strongly believe this platform is a great platform to voice out the stories of explorations. It feels great to see the rise of explorer community in india"

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Rakesh

Rao

Science Filmmaker

"Creating awareness about climate change, its causes and its subsequent effects is the need of the hour, and one effective medium of doing this is through visual communication mediums, the likes of photography and filmmaking."

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Ishita

Khanna

Social Entrepreneur & Founder - Spiti Ecosphere

"Storytelling is not just an art of telling compelling stories but to also experiencing life beyond the unseen."

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MEET SOME OF THE FINEST STORYTELLERS

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SUSHIL CHIKANE

EXPLORER | PHOTOGRAPHER

FOUNDER - JOURNEYS EXPLORE

Sushil is an avid traveller and a photo artist based out of Pune. He has traversed India extensively and there's nothing he loves doing more. His passion for what he does translates into every one of his travels, ensuring every client experiences  and makes the most out of their travel with him.

 

With a cumulative experience of 15 years in the field in association with an array of organizations, In the course of his travels and having mastered in biodiversity, he has had the privilege to observe some very fascinating and rare creatures that inhabit the wildernesses.

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RAKESH RAO

SCIENCE FILMMAKER & PHOTOGRAPHER

A photographer, filmmaker and a science enthusiast who specializes in documenting scientific expeditions and research activities. He has been involved in several projects with his work taking him to the three Cryospheric polar regions of our planet (Arctic, Antarctic and the Himalayas) making him amongst the few documentary film makers to do so.

 

His recent film “The Climate Challenge” won the Best Science Film award at the International Science Film Festival of India.

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ISHITA KHANNA

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR &

FOUNDER - SPITI ECOSPHERE

Ishita Khanna is a dynamic social entrepreneur who is the founder and director of Ecosphere (a social enterprise) - that helps create sustainable livelihoods that are linked to nature and culture conservation.

Her experience of working at the grassroots and passion for the environment and the mountains has been the driving force for Ecosphere which enables her to live her philosophy. Here they address the triple bottom-line of conservation, development and economies, which also forms the very foundation of their genesis.

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VISHAL BALI

EXPLORER | PHOTOGRAPHER

FOUNDER - ROOTS OF INDIGENE

A travel photographer and experience creator, Vishal Bali curates stories from tribal and local landscapes with a zeal to provide an authentic and rooted experience to fellow travellers.

As a photographer, he documents the unseen tribes of India, to understand local life from the grass root level and works on preserving their knowledge systems and indigenous cultures.

IMPACT PROJECTS

BY OUR COLLECTIVE

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180 SEC IMPACT FILM PROJECT 

A lockdown experiment to mentor 20 participants in "180 SEC Impact Storytelling' by Science Filmmaker - Rakesh Rao 

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UNTOLD SPITI

12 Storytellers on a quest to discover & document tales of climate resilient communities in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh. Read the Story...

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UNTOLD PANNA

8 Storytellers collaborate to uncover 'Conservation, Communities & Co-Existence' of Panna Tiger Reserve.

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JOIN US ON THIS EPIC JOURNEY

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