A new edition of the Photo Workshop in Moscow (July 27 – August 2, 2015) continues the tradition of training courses organized by YarT Photography and proposes a photographic exploration of Russian capitol toghether with one of the most acclaimed photographers Davide Monteleone.
We are proud to involve Davide Monteleone as a teacher during this unique photography experience. Monteleone is a talented photojournalist from VII Photo Agency working for years not only in Moscow but all over Russia. Among his well-known projects there are: “Spasibo”, a profound study on Chechen identity, “Dusha” (“Russian Soul”), a photographic journey through Russia, and “Russian Caucasus“, a long lasting series dedicated to the vast territory torn by national conflicts.
The Moscow photography experience is organized in a simple way: there are the moments of face-to-face portfolio reviews with Davide Monteleone as well as group discussions. Monteleone will help students identify the good idea for a personal essay, develop their own photographic style, illustrating the entire process of creating a strong photography project.
The particular characteristics of this one-week full immersion workshop is a strong attention to the practical aspects of the profession.
The goal is to learn the process of storytelling with photographs, to develop and preserve the personal vision in the professional work and to produce an elaborate photo essay about the city. Among many aspects of photography that we’ll consider during the workshop there are:
“Even though I come from the tradition of documentary photography, my goal is not only to inform, but to create images that are the interpretation of an idea. I want the audience of my work to get curious about the subject of my research and to start investigating themselves” – Davide Monteleone
We are extremely happy to be guests of our new partner GARAGE / MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART during the workshop week.
Through an extensive program of exhibitions, events, education, research, and publishing, GARAGE reflects on current developments in Russian and international culture, creating opportunities for public dialogue, as well as the production of new work and ideas in Moscow. At the center of all these activities is the Museum’s collection, which is the first archive in the country related to the development of Russian contemporary art from the 1950s through the present.
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