Visual Storytelling in New Media: ICP-CAMERA Masterclass in Italy

Mar 08, 2017
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Dates: July 3–28, 2017
Location: Centro Italiano per la Fotografia (CAMERA)
Address: Via delle Rosine, 18, 10123 Turin, Italy
Application Deadline: April 30
Selection of Admitted Students: May 15

Application Fee: 50 €
Tuition (including accommodation): 2,400 €
Tuition (without accommodation): 2,000 €
10% discount to early applications arrived by March 30



After the success of last year, the Centro Italiano per la Fotografia (CAMERA) and the International Center of Photography (ICP) are glad to present the second edition of the Summer Masterclass, Visual Storytelling in New Media. Through this intensive one-month program, students will learn how to tell a refined story, create a media toolbox that includes both technical and artistic practices, edit and sequence still imagery via linear and non-linear approaches, and engage in conversations about ethics, appropriation, access, approaching subjects—ultimately creating a thought-provoking multimedia story within a documentary practice.

Classes will guide the students through the stages to fulfill their project idea, which may ultimately incorporate multimedia, audio, and video. Learning to research your subject, gain access and trust, and to communicate thoughtfully is key to any photographer’s success.

ICP faculty will enter the program at different stages of the month-long course. Students will be divided into two groups so that every student will receive individualized attention. Technical objectives include: digital workflow through Lightroom and Photoshop, audio recording—both ambient and voice, video, and archival research. Premiere Pro tutorials will be issued in advance as we move quickly through basic exercises. Evening lectures will include topics such as ethics, new media, professional practices, social media and more.

This is a full-time program offering various classes to support your individual project with a rigorous schedule and shooting everyday, including weekends.

Faculty will include: Andrea Cattaneo, Karen Marshall, Saul Metnick, Alison Morley, Bob Sacha, Gaia Squarci, and more.

ICP will select 24 students to be admitted to the Masterclass.

Three scholarships will be assigned to deserving students by a committee composed of representatives of ICP and CAMERA.

The students who successfully complete the CAMERA Masterclass and who are interested in attending the ICP’s One-Year Certificate program in Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism as full-time students will be included by the ICP in the applicant pool for admission.

All lesson, seminars, and activities will be in English.