September 11, 2014 – March 15, 2015
Maximum enrollment: 14
This special VII Masterclass offers a sustained curriculum for 14 participants, which will take place over a period of seven months. Those who enroll will have the opportunity to take advantage of VII’s distinguished approach to helping foster the next generations of photographers. With learning structured in 3 four-day sessions to be held on a quarterly basis, the key objective of this masterclass is to allow time for progress to develop and for the long-term structure to have a lasting contribution to each participants’ professional training. Within each Masterclass session, the photographers of VII will schedule meetings with international photography professionals including critics, photo editors and festival directors.
Each participant will complete a personal project during the Masterclass under the supervision of an assigned master photographer, who will also monitor the student through a number of Skype calls. At the same time, participants will be involved in documenting sites undergoing transformation in Milan with a multimedia tool that will allow you to create a “collaborative” story and share it immediately on social networks.
The Participants of the 2014 Masterclass have been selected. They are:
- Martina Albertazzi (Italy)
- Anette Asbjørnrød (Norway)
- Victor Breiner (Slovakia)
- Briony Campbell (UK)
- Debi Cornwall (USA)
- Rasmus Degnbol (Denmark)
- Aleid Denier van der Gon (Netherlands)
- Tomas Halasz (Slovakia)
- Joshua Irwandi (Indonesia/UK)
- Meeri Koutaniemi (Finland)
- Sally Low (UK)
- Ingun Alette Maehlum (Norway)
- Susanna Mammi (Italy)
- Nadège Mazars (Colombia)
- Carolina Moreira (France)
- Miisha Nash (UK)
- Allison Davis O’Keefe (USA)
- Jessica Pepper-Peterson (Italy)
- Caterina Ragg (Italy)
- Emilie Richardson (USA)
- Orestis Seferoglou (Greece)
- Filip Springer (Poland)
- Daniel Uhlmann (France)
- Richard van Bennekom (Netherlands)
There will be eight other European speakers who will take part in the training program.
VII MASTERCLASS MILAN SYLLABUS
The program will include the following masterclass topics, led by the photographers of VII:
- Jocelyn Bain Hogg: The photo book as a tale of a circumscribed reality
- Antonin Kratochvil: the storytelling of a specific place
- Davide Monteleone: The importance of awards to a photojournalist’s planning ability
- Franco Pagetti: the importance of developing a project through a public exhibition
- Tomas Van Houtryve: reflections on the new photojournalism, a mixture of various languages
Each quarterly session will be held Thursday through Sunday, according to the following schedule:
- Thursday afternoon from 14:00 – 19:00
- Friday 10:30 – 13:30 / 14:00 – 20:00
- Saturday 10:00 – 13:30 / 14:00 – 19:00
- Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
SESSION 1 – Storytelling Online & Offline
In the first session, storytelling will be analyzed as a form of narrative. The defined place is identified as the main subject around which the story is developed. The first session focuses on the contents of storytelling: the research and development of a long-term project.
Additional Speakers: Magdalena Herrera (Geo France’s Director of Photography),
Paolo Cirio (Conceptual Media Artist) and Arianna Rinaldo (OjodePez magazine Director)
SESSION 2 – Network, Map & Archive
The second session will explore the theme of networking, and how this allows the development of the profession. Franco Pagetti will explore the importance of the implication of cultural and economic realities around an exhibition project that serves to enhance their work.
Additional Speakers: Marco Garofalo (Official photographer of “Porta Nuova” project, Milan), Stefano Ferranti (Using Mind Maps for Planning your Projects), Barbara La Malfa (Public Relations and Communications),
Silvia Paoli (Milan Civic Photographic Archive collections) and Sara Lando (Crowdfunding for photographers)
*Due to organizational reason, Anastasia Taylor-Lind has been replaced by Chris Morris.
SESSION 3 – Final Outcome
The third session will focus on the identity of a long-term project. Discussion will include in-depth review of each photographer’s project to date, and will be enriched by an exploration of appropriate awards and grants, book publications and any other means, including multimedia.
Additional Speakers: Mauro Parissone (h24.com –Broadcast journalism for the digital age), Francesco D’Orazio (Visual Social Media Lab – Interdisciplinary research on social media images), Fred Ritchin (Professor of Photography and Imaging at New York University) and Jonathan Worth (author at #Phonar – Coventry University, UK) through an online interactive discussion panel