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

Updated: Dec 31, 2021



On 22 and 23 February 2020 at LAB Creation - Mesagne, I organized the intensive photography workshop entitled 'Photography, practice and identity'.

Photography as a therapeutic art for the subject and the photographer.

I asked the participants (Nunzio, Agnese, Licia, Francesco, Andrea, Antonella, Davide and Roberta) to choose between two options: taking a self-portrait or using the photographic medium in a non-invasive way, letting the photographed subject express their inner self.

I pushed them to get to know each other, and ask more intimate questions to the other using empathy to enter and understand the complex inner universe that belongs to all of us.

Everyone has developed the theme it in their own way.

The approach of some was introspective, that of others a little playful ... or embarrassing almost silent.

They worked in couples. Only Agnese wanted to be alone.

Below are some pictures of the backstage I took with my cell phone while they were working and I was very curious looking at their way of approaching the other.

We used Lab Creation's space to take pictures, so there were limitations and only natural light was used.


The backstage ...


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 ascolto dell'altro, durante il workshop - la fotografia, la pratica e l'identità. con Loredana Denicolaa
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 ...