The experience of territory: a personal journey

From shooting to printing, from editing to design and structure the book itself, during the workshop participants will be accompanied by Gaetano Di Filippo, Dario Coletti and Gaetano De Crecchio throughout an amazing and imaginative journey that will lead them to the production of a unique and personal object. The workshop involves three teachers to allow students to explore the three basic stages of creating a story intended for books.

During the three days, participants will challenge themselves with the project of a short story in images in a context seemingly insignificant but rich in characters, environments, history and memory: the surrounding area – the trees, the water, the plants – an ancient via crucis, memories of historic and protohistoric settlements, as well as the daily life of a mountain village, will be the subjects on which participants will build a surface map through the storytelling.

The workshop will proceed through some essential steps where – in a complex and interconnected system of analysis, both theoretical and practical – many aspects of photographic image will be debated, from shooting, to post production, from editing of the story,  to the logic that underlies and animates the idea of an artist’s book; how to make it starting from a simple sheet of paper; how to manage a layout with photographs, writings and small items.

At the end of the workshop, each participant will be able to bring back a real object: an incipit, a “trail” to keep on following.

Workshop program

day 1 – friday

9,00 a.m.: arrival in Alfedena and accommodation;

10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.: the storyboard:  identification of the story, elements of knowledge on the town and the surrounding territory;

2.30 – 4.00 p.m.: introduction to travel notebook; viewing of some examples of travel notebook and artist books; introduction to materials and tools;

4.15 – 9.00 p.m.: shooting session: making of an extemporary photo essay;

9.30 p.m.: welcome complimentary dinner.

day 2 – saturday

7.00 – 10.30 a.m. : shooting session;

10.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.: photo review session;

2.30 – 5.30 p.m.: editing and storytelling; print of selected pictures;

5.30 – 9.00 p.m.: making of a notebook from a single paper sheet; making of a customized cover; layout concept;

day 3 – sunday

9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.: final assembly of the book.

3.00 – 6.00 p.m.: final discussion and conclusions.

The program is to be considered indicative and subject to change if necessary to facilitate or better organize the work of the attendees.

Tuition: euro 390,00

Participants: 3 to 6.
Workshop will be held only if the minimum number of participants will be reached.
If workshop would not take place for this reason, tuitions already paid will be fully refunded.

Tuition includes: use of equipments and tools, digital photographic paper, materials for books, welcome dinner and overnight accommodation (two nights).

Tuition does not include: other materials and anything else not expressly mentioned; participants must take along a digital camera.

Accommodation: Tuition includes overnight staying in Sali d’Argento guest house apartments, with double/twin/triple room accommodation. It is anyway possible to manage any specific demand (use as single room) or in other local hotels, guest houses and b&b, according to availability.

Membership: Sali d’Argento membership (20,00 euro) is mandatory and not included in tuition; membership allows taking part to activities and expires on dec 31 of each year.