Intensive workshop: photography, practice and identity with Loredana Denicola

Updated: Dec 31, 2021


Discovering people with Loredana Denicola photographer and her photography workshop in Mesagne.

The photography workshop will be held on 22 and 23 February at Lab Creation. Registration open until February 20.


Intensive workshop: photography, practice and identity with Loredana Denicola

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The photography workshop entitled 'Photography, practice and identity' with photographer Loredana Denicola will be held on 22 and 23 February 2020 at the LAB Creation headquarters in Mesagne.

The workshop is the result of her long experience in London in portrait photography and Fine Art Photography.

It is mainly aimed at photography enthusiasts, even beginners; it includes theoretical-exhibition phases, with field practices and a focus on narrative portrait photos.

Photography as a therapeutic art for the subject and the photographer. Imagination as therapy, art as healing, as the highest step of self-knowledge, self-portrait (self-portrait) to freely express one's emotions, one's fears.

The workshop will end with practical examples of therapeutic self-portrait in class with the participants.


The program includes two intensive days, from 10 to 17.

What do you want to achieve through photography?

The goal: to get out of your comfort zone and identify your 'personal working style'.


The workshop is divided into 3 modules: a first theoretical part focused on 'how to photograph people', a second practical part to develop a mini project of 'street photography', also considering legal requirements and a revision in the classroom. The third module is about self-portrait, a journey into our identities.


The maximum number of participants is 15 people.

The deadline for registrations is the 19th of February 2020.


FOR INFO:

Email: info@loredanadenicola.com WhatsApp:+447528656004

Website: loredanadenicola.com

Instagram: @loredana_denicola



Why a photography workshop in Mesagne?


I think a photography course should be mandatory in all school curricula because it makes us not only look at the world but also see it.

And I decided to share what I have learned

Someone told me it's almost a suicide, that it's hard for people down here to be interested in courses in general.

I do not believe.

I was born in Mesagne. Then, I left, and after many years, I returned.

I met photography in London.

Photography is a powerful medium of expression.

It helped me to understand myself and others, to broaden my mind, to feel my heart, to look at differences with respect, as they are growth, to develop ideas and projects, to appreciate light and time.

I feel I want to convey this enthusiasm.

It would be nice to be like a camera. Always have the lens open, in order to let only light in.



Press:


Il Gazzettino di Brindisi (https://www.ilgazzettinobr.it/)

Qui Mesagne (https://www.quimesagne.it/)

Mesagnesera (http://www.mesagnesera.it/)

Brindisi Report (http://www.brindisireport.it/)


I work with photography, text and videos. In Italy I took a degree in Economics, spending some time in the corporate world, before moving to London in 2008. In London, at Central St Martin’s College of art, I graduated with a certificate in Photographic Professional Practice.

Then I completed my training in the rough and tumble school of professional freelance press photography, and as a paparazzo, for three years.

Since 2013 I’ve been working in London on photographic projects with people. Rather than using my camera as a barrier or separation between myself and the subject, I give total freedom to the person. They present themselves as they are without any imposition. Photography can be used as a therapeutic medium, to confront oneself first of all.

​The camera became for me, paradoxically, a means of capturing and revealing the invisible. I was driven to explore people’s depths by an urge for self-discovery - through conversations with strangers, met either online or on the street.

I decided to look at people’s stories, that might raise uneasy truths about sexuality, gender equality, prejudice, love, physical and psychological abuse, negative thinking, illness.

​My art practice becomes an investigation into the power of trust in human relationships.

​In 2018 I became a member of Action Hybride, a collective of international artists based in Paris. the purpose of the collective is to organise interviews, films, exhibitions, performances, talks, concerning the body, memory and the human condition.

In 2020, I co-founded with Francesca Sand Terra Rossa Lab.

Terra Rossa Lab is characterized as a nomadic and spontaneous residence for curating artists and researchers.

The goal is to grow and expand this project, so that artists, curators and researchers will be able to work on the theme of the socio-cultural condition of the human being in the Mediterranean and in the various European territories. I have exhibited internationally including London, Paris, Berlin, Bruxelles, Rome.


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