An intensive series of four online lectures, three hours each, by Barbara Silbe, journalist and editor of EyesOpen! Magazine. It starts from the principles on which storytelling is based to the great stories reported by the masters of photography. Through their analysis from the point of view of style, construction, and meanings, one will understand and assimilate their methods so that one can then apply them in the realisation of one’s narrative through images and one’s portfolio.
Learning a language and developing one’s vision in photography, improving one’s narrative, synthesis and storytelling skills. Participants will be introduced to the basic principles on which a short story is based and constantly stimulated to produce their work, starting with reading some of the pieces of literature that will be discussed during the first lesson.
After an initial analysis of the text, the words, the feelings it evokes, and the story’s structure, participants will be guided to a personal visual narrative. Together, we will arrive at a photographic interpretation of the stories between those lines to realise that the method is exportable to any storytelling.
The FIRST LESSON will be devoted to a mutual acquaintance, experiences and background to continue reading and discussing the texts under examination.
The SECOND AND THIRD LESSONS focus on the works of great authors, their vision, their style and some of the stories they have created throughout their careers.
We will evaluate together, from time to time, the ideas and proposals of the participants, who will be accompanied to understand and master communication through photographs to realise their stories.
Each student must produce a series of photographs, create a new story and accompany it with a written presentation text. Because of the displacement limits dictated by the pandemic, projects made in the past are also allowed (but not preferred) as long as they respect the learned structures.
Each participant’s work will be discussed together along the way so that everyone can also learn from each other’s work.
The FOURTH LESSON will focus on the discussion and final definition of the portfolio and statement made by applying the rules learnt.
Requirements and Calendar
- Open to all, a basic level of photographic training is required.
- All photographic genres allowed: reportage, portrait, street photography, conceptual, documentation, travel, landscape, and architecture…
- Images made with any device, including a smartphone, will also be accepted.
- Lessons of three hours each take place online via Google© Meet for a total of 12 hours
- Starting on 29 May, from 15:00 to 18:00, classes will be held monthly (2nd lecture 26 June, 3rd lecture 31 July, 4th lecture 28 August) to allow students to carry out their work between classes.
(any changes to the day/time will be communicated in advance)
Each student will receive copies of the texts
Equipment required: computer with connection, notepad, pen, camera