Authors dealing with documentary photography start by observing everyday life and, out of it, they carve their own photographic representation. Those who want to move forward in this field need to know not only the photographic technique and the market rules but first and foremost, they need to develop projects in an independent and responsible way. Thanks to Davide Monteleone’s experience – one of the most internationally renowned documentary photographers – the Master offers a complete hands-on course in doc photography. Students will develop a strong working method facing issues such as project-making, field work, the publishing market and independent production, client management, new kinds of assignment and possible outlets for dp projects.
Editorial and “reportage” photography have changed a lot these last years; the market crisis and new forms of language have opened up new paths when telling stories about reality. Genres hybridation and the possibility to work on one’s own (not always following assignments) have fostered new ways to develop projects; at the same time, these new factors underline the need to build up an ethical, creative and personal sense of responsibility.