ICP Summer Masterclass in Italy

ICP Summer Masterclass in Italy

CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia / International Center of Photography

Marianna Pandolfo, from the series “Life Behind Curtains,” 2022. © Marianna Pandolfo.

May 12, 2023
ICP Summer Masterclass in Italy
Two-week intensive course in visual storytelling

Program dates: July 14–28, 2023
CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia
Via delle Rosine, 18
10123 Turin
Hours: Monday–Sunday 11am–7pm,
Thursday 11am–9pm


CAMERA and the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York are excited to announce the eighth edition of ICP meets CAMERA: a unique partnership that offers emerging photographers the opportunity to study with visiting faculty from ICP in an intensive Masterclass in Turin, Italy in July.

ICP’s rigorous student-centered curriculum provides participants with an immersive experience while introducing them to the tools necessary to make effective visual stories about the world. Photographers who complete the summer masterclass are automatically accepted into the One-Year Certificate program in New York City, joining a list of notable alumni, many of the world’s most prominent photographers in the field.

This two week densely packed Masterclass offers photographers the advantage of taking a deep dive into understanding the intricate aspects of what it means to create visual stories with photographs while exploring how their work can live as a zine, an interactive website or a group of photographs hanging on the wall in an exhibition.

Each participant will work on a short story of their choosing while exploring their unique voice as an image maker. Through fieldwork, critiques, and the honing of editorial and technical skills, this program encourages a collaborative environment where participants engage in meaningful dialogue to broaden their way of working and seeing. When not in the classroom the students will be photographing and/or editing their work in preparation for their final presentation. In addition, the class will curate a group of photographs, creating a pop-up exhibition Stories from Turin inside the spaces of CAMERA that bring together a collective story about the people and places of Turin. 

At the completion of the program, two outstanding student projects created during the program, will be awarded with an 800 EUR prize each.

Practical information
Tuition: 1,400 Euro
Early bird tuition (by May 21): 1,250 Euro
Subscription fee: 50 Euro (subscription fee will not be reimbursed to no selected applicants)

Applications and subscription fee by: June 8
Communication of admitted students by: June 12
Tuition payment due by: June 18

Classes: Morning and afternoon
Students: Max 30
Download application here.

Week one: Making Narrative Photographs
The first week focuses on visual literacy and story development, along with instruction in workflow (Adobe Lightroom) to assure best practices. Students will consider various strategies for photographing in the field while contemplating how a group of photographs seen in concert with one another can create an effective multi layered narrative. Group instruction, critiques, and individual meetings with faculty offer the unique opportunity to get hands on advice and discover one’s individual path as a visual storyteller.

Week two: Putting It Altogether
Students continue to develop their stories and start to contextualize their unique narratives by creating a final presentation in the form of a zine, slideshow, or interactive website. InDesign and website template instruction along with a continued focus on the editing and sequencing of images will be emphasized.

Stories from Turin: in addition, the class will curate a group of photographs selected from the stories made by each participant of the Masterclass, creating a pop-up exhibition inside the spaces of CAMERA that bring together a collective story about the people and places of Turin. A highbred lecture with professionals working in the field will provide additional insight into working in the field of visual story telling today. Students will leave the workshop with a better sense of who they are as a visual storyteller in addition to understanding how technical tools can best support their practice.

For more information, write to: mariacristina.araimo [​at​] camera.to

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