Michael Christopher Brown – In Sicily

Join Michael Christopher Brown on his Sicilian journey and make your photoreport: five intensive days side by side with the American photographer, the first in the world to make a war report – Libyan revolution of 2011 – using IPhone. He has worked with Magnum Photos, National Geographic and with a high number of publications and agencies. An in-person workshop, in the classroom and outdoors, during which Brown will explain how to design a contemporary reportage, choose the narrative model, capture critical moments, opening you to new perspectives and opportunities in the world of photojournalism. At the end of the training course, on the morning of October 5th you will participate in the seminar “The profession of the photojournalist. From the optical bench to the Iphone.” Speakers, in addition to Michael Christopher Brown, Alberto Castelvecchi, Ezio Costanzo, Carmelo Nicosia.

Who is it for?

The workshop – in classroom and outside – is aimed at photography professionals and students and offers the opportunity to work in contact with one of the most important contemporary photojournalists.

The main theme, which Michael Christopher Brown will focus on, will be the profession of the photojournalist in the era of great multimedia and digital changes. That is, the narration of events and people – conflicts, populations, cities, environment – in the time of the iPhone but without losing sight of the human figure of the photojournalist, the only protagonist in determining the final result of each shot.
A specific study will be dedicated to the communication and dissemination of images via the web.
Brown will provide his valuable experience for learning the aspects related to the conception and preparation of the photo report, the choice of the narrative model and the logistical and organizational aspects.

The workshop will be held in compliance with the Anticovid directives in force in Italy at the time of the workshop

Location: The exteriors – in Sicily – will be chosen by Michael Christopher Brown. The headquarters and classrooms will be at Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Center
Theoretical lessons: 8 hours in the classroom which will include the portfolio readings of each participant

Extra content: The workshop will end on 5 October with the scientific seminar: The profession of the photojournalist. From the optical bench to the Iphone
Speakers: Michael Christopher Brown, Alberto Castelvecchi, Ezio Costanzo, Carmelo Nicosia

Language: English with interpreter
Date :  October 1/5  2021
Cost:  € 400 + iva 22%

October 1: afternoon opening of classroom workshops with Michael Christopher Brown and planning of outdoor activities

October 2 and 3 : outdoor workshop with Michael Christopher Brown

October 4: morning outdoor workshop with Michael Christopher Brown.
Afternoon workshop in the classroom with reading of personal portfolios and selection of photographs of the workshop by Michael Christopher Brown, Ezio Costanzo – curator – and Carmelo Nicosia – director of the OELLE Foundation

October 5: morning scientific seminar “The profession of the photojournalist. From the optical bench to the iPhone”. Speakers Michael Christopher Brown, Alberto Castelvecchi (Effective Communication and Public Speaking), Costanzo (Photoreportage and History of Reportage), Carmelo Nicosia (Photography)

October 8: opening of Michael Christopher Brown’s personal exhibition “I / Reporter”

A complete and engaging seminar, which will address the themes of visual narration from its origins to the present day, passing through the technological evolution of the means of shooting and the work of the great photographers of the twentieth century. The speakers will focus on the historical but also current aspects of reportage photography with particular attention to the elements linked to communication and the dissemination of images via the web

How to sign up
To participate in the selection, send your CV to segreteria@fondazioneoelle.com
Maximum number of participants: 25

€ 400 + VAT 22%, to be paid in two installments:
€ 200 + VAT upon acceptance of the application
€ 200 + VAT by 20 September 2021
write to segreteria@fondazioneoelle.com to find out more

What does it include
use of the classrooms
internal movements with vehicles provided by the OELLE Mediterraneo Antico Foundation
joint interpreter for the whole duration of the workshop and during the seminar
Participation in the inauguration of Brown’s solo exhibition

What does not include
equipment and photographic material
travel expenses
overnight stay
Custom packages are available at Brown’s workshop location and residence
For info and reservations: booking@fourpointscatania.com


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