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Intensive workshop at Lab Creation: 'photography, practice and identity'

Updated: Sep 17, 2023



On February 22 and 23, 2020, at LAB Creation in Mesagne, I organized an intensive photography workshop titled 'Photography, Practice, and Identity.'


This workshop aimed to explore photography as a therapeutic art form for both the subject and the photographer.


I presented the participants (Nunzio, Agnese, Licia, Francesco, Andrea, Antonella, Davide, and Roberta) with two options: either take a self-portrait or use the photographic medium in a non-invasive way to allow the photographed subject to express their inner self. I encouraged them to connect with one another, ask intimate questions, and approach the complex inner universes we all possess with empathy.


Each participant approached the theme in their unique way.

Some took introspective approaches, while others engaged playfully, and some ventured into more silent and contemplative modes.

They worked in pairs, except for Agnese, who chose to work alone.


Below, you can find some behind-the-scenes pictures I captured with my cellphone as they were working. It was a fascinating experience to observe how each participant approached their subjects.


We utilised the space at Lab Creation for the photo sessions, working exclusively with natural light.


Sessione di fotografia tra i partecipanti al workshop
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Sessione di fotografia tra i partecipanti al workshop
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Sessione di autoritratti durante il workshop di fotografia di Loredana Denicola
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Un partecipante sistema la camera per la sessione di autoscatto
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
sessione di autoscatto durante il workshop di fotografia - la fotografia, la pratica e l'identità con Loredana Denicola
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Scambio e conoscenza dell'altro durante il workshop di fotografia - la fotografia, la pratica e l'identità, con Loredana Denicola
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
sessione di autoscatto durante il workshop di fotografia - la fotografia, la pratica e l'identità con Loredana Denicola
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Sessione di ascolto durante il workshop, la fotografia, la pratica e l'identità, con Loredana Denicola
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
sessione di conoscenza e ascolto durante il workshop - la fotografia, la pratica e l'identità, con Loredana Denicola
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Scatti fotografici durante il workshop, la fotografia, la pratica, l'identità, con Loredana Denicola
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Esplorare durante il workshop di fotografia, con Loredana Denicola
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Durante lo scatto fotografico, durante il workshop, la fotografia, la pratica e l'identità, con Loredana Denicola
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Esplorare Mesagne, durante il workshop - la fotografia, la pratica e l'identità, con Loredana Denicola
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Sessione pomeridiana - workshop - la fotografia, la pratica, l'identità - con Loredana Denicola
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'


Very interesting results.


Andrea e Nunzio

Truth, exposure to light ... and taking refuge in the shadows ...

il rifugiarsi nelle ombre, l'esposizione alla luce
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Ritratto
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Ritratto durante il workshop
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'

Davide e Licia

Shyness, embarrassment ... and empathy ...

Female silhoutte ritratto
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Workshop intensivo a Lab Creation con Loredana Denicola  | La fotografia, la pratica e l'identità | I partecipanti
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
L'importanza dell'ambiente nel ritratto
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
L'importanza dell'ambiente nel ritratto
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'

Agnese (self-portrait)


Dialogue with myself - "I'm afraid to let the other me out" ... art as therapy ...

L'autoritratto -  self - portrait - workshop fotografia
Workshop intensivo a Lab Creation con Loredana Denicola | La fotografia, la pratica e l'identità | I partecipanti
Autoritratto - Self Portrait
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Autoritratto - self portrait
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Autoritratto - Self portrait
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Autoritratto - Self portrait
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'

Francesco e Antonella


The game, what we want to show about us ...

Ritratti durante il workshop - la fotografia, la pratica e l'identità con Loredana Denicola
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'
Intensive workshop at lab creation: 'photography, practice and identity'


It was a wonderful experience.

I really enjoyed the energy between us. Photography is truth and above all it is memory.


Thank you all.



Loredana



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