YarT Photography and 10b Photography present The future of photojournalism: language, new media and ethics 

Documentary projects by the first edition  and second edition participants and the workshop diary
The third edition of the Photo Workshop in Rome continues the tradition of training courses organized by YarT and 10b and proposes a photographic exploration of the “Eternal City”, encouraging those who want to get away from the classic routes and to seize the unknown realities of Rome. The goal of the workshop conducted by Francesco Zizola, one of the greatest Italian photographers, winner of nine World Press Photo and numerous other international awards, jury member of the WPP, is to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for the production of a photographic project. The purpose is to develop individual and creative approach in documentary photography and to learn how to work in unfamiliar territory.

©Francesco Zizola / NOOR

Over the course of the 6-day full immersion workshop, students will learn from Zizola the way to tell a story that advances their personal vision and builds their professional identities. The teacher will describe all the stages of photography work production: starting from an idea, moving on to create a story, to sequence it and to finally edit. There will be time dedicated to the execution of the personal essay on the city of Rome under the guidance of the experienced photographer. Zizola will discuss the participants’ portfolios, in order to help them develop critical analysis tools and understand how to apply the language of photojournalism both to traditional and the latest media technologies. We will pay particular attention to the professional and ethical aspects of photojournalism, from shooting to realization of the final “product” (print, book, multimedia).

Bio Francesco Zizola

Francesco Zizola is an Italian photojournalist and a founding member of NOOR photo agency. Born in 1962, since 1980′s he has documented the world’s major conflicts and their hidden crisis, focusing on the social and humanitarian issues that define life in the developing world as well as in western countries. A strong ethical commitment and a distinctive aesthetic eye are specific features of his pictures. His assignments and personal projects have taken him around the world, giving him the opportunity to carefully portray conflicts and crisis often disregarded by the mainstream media. In 2008 he founded 10b Photography (Rome, Italy), a multipurpose centre for digital photography promoting photography culture through exhibitions, workshops and lectures. He received several awards over the years, including nine awards in World Press Photo contests and four Picture of the Year International awards (POYi). In 2003 Henri Cartier Bresson included one of Francesco’s pictures among his 100 favourites. This collection was made into an exhibition - Les Choix d’Henri Cartier Bresson -  and a book. Francesco published five books, among which Iraq (Ega/Amnesty International, 2007) and Born Somewhere (Delpire/Fusi Orari, 2004), an extensive work on the living conditions of children from 27 different countries. Francesco lives in Rome, Italy.

10b Photography

10b Photography is a multipurpose centre for professional photography based in Rome, Italy. Founded in 2007 by photojournalist Francesco Zizola and digital imaging expert Claudio Palmisano, 10b Photography premises feature a digital imaging laboratory, a multimedia studio and a gallery, summing up five distinctive areas of activity: digital imaging, fine art printmaking, multimedia projects, exhibition design and photojournalism related workshops. 10b Photography’s areas of activity are: -        Gallery -        Exhibition design and production -        Digital photography laboratory -        Training -        Visual communication

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