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This course extends the student’s experience beyond the fundamentals. Students are expected to already have a firm grasp of topics such as correct exposure and composition, and technical issues in digital photography. Directed Projects on Photography is
Location:
Florence, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Combine your stay in Italy with your passion for photography, or take a time to improve and expand your knowledge attending a photography course in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Fondazione Studio Marangoni (founded in 1991) offers three-week courses, daily and weeklyworkshops, as well as academic courses to complement your holidays or to start a career as a professional photographer. Classes are held in English. You will learn techniques and approaches from renown international professionals, while discovering the beauty of Florence, its art, architecture, history and, of course, its tasty food!

This course extends the student’s experience beyond the fundamentals. Students are expected to already have a firm grasp of topics such as correct exposure and composition, and technical issues in digital photography. Directed Projects on Photography is a project-structured course, with lectures, technical demonstrations, project assignments, critiques, and discussions in order to develop one’s own vision in a different environment. A series of lectures on digital imaging are planned to teach image enhancement, manipulation techniques, creative expression and how to scan correctly. Surveys on historical and contemporary photography, with a special focus on Italian and European artists, are presented, so students can continue to “find their voice” as an artist/photographer. With the help of the instructors, the students will be able to determine some of the recurring themes in their work and to produce a coherent body of work. They will learn to choose the best means for communicating their ideas through their photographs. Students are expected to work on extended projects to develop an aesthetic and coherent photographic language and a personal approach to the photographic medium in a different environment. An emphasis is also placed on refining craft in relation to ideas, and to research on an individual basis, being it crucial in developing an artistic practice.

TEACHER Martino Marangoni was born in Florence in 1950, where he currently lives. As the son of an Italian father and American mother he grew up bilingual and is of dual nationality. Having completed his lower education in Florence he moved to New York in 1972 where he attended Pratt Institute until 1975, studying photography. On his return to Italy he taught photography at the ‘Studio Arts Center International’ to students studying at American Universities. Visiting the USA and especially New York every year he has maintained his close ties with America and in 1988 was ‘visiting professor’ at the Cooper Union. Studio Marangoni Foundation (FSM) was founded in 1991 with intention of promoting the Art of Photography. It is non-profit organisation which provides high quality and varied education programs for national and international students. As its president Martino Marangoni plays a fundamental role as teacher and mentor. He also organises exhibitions, workshops and events for the School and its gallery and often assists in the organisation of other external events in Florence.Since 1999 FSM has been the Florence phoography department of both New York University and Sarah Lawrence College Study Abroad Programs. After the formation of ‘Friends of Studio Marangoni’ in 1995 a program of exhibition exchanges between Italy and the USA was initiated and following this Marangoni became a member of the International Photo Curators Association (Oracle) and since 2010 of SPE, the Society of Photographic Education in the USA.Simultaneously with his work at FSM Marangoni has carried out personal research as an artist obtaining international acclaim. Martino Marangoni’s work has appeared in solo and group shows in Italy and abroad, including Milan, Florence, Venice, Rome, Paris, Toulouse, Arles, Portland, San Francisco and New York.
Setting Description:
1st session = from June 9th to June 25th Lessons will be on Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 10 to 12 AM 2nd session = from July 1st to july 17th Lessons will be on Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 10 to 12 AM
Cost:
6 hours per week for 3 weeks (18 hours) Tuition fee = 360,00 Euro Course will run with a minimum of 5 students

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