What is it about?
the first photo lab diffused throughout all the Campania’s territory.
A photographer shooting gives an emotion: what kind of emotion can give 43 photographers all together?
"Officina Reporter" is the beginning of an extraordinary experience, an idea of cooperation never achieved until now: to link and to let work closely 12 photographic workshopsand 43 junior photographers with one common goal.
We want to look for looking again at, as it’s suggested by the title of the 2016 edition of "Officina Reporter", "things that are around, gestures, people faces, places view and our interior time. Taking a picturemeanslearning to see, to have regard, to shed light within yourself, to focus on ourselves, to shoot and to be shooted. We should think about the ethical value of looking again at what is around and inside us, taking care of what concerns us" (here we quote the philosopher Giuseppe Ferraro, who gently gives us his thoughts in support of this great human project).
According to our opinion, creativity is the basis of change. "Officina Reporter" has the ambition to involve a wider and wider audience. "Dealing with a group of so many photographers which drives itself to bring back our look on our Italian region things, its cities, its places, its views, drives also us to educate ourselves to what the images let us imaging".
Precisely for this reason we want to contribute to the construction of an emotional education, to look again with care what is around us, to the regenerationof the place where we live. In order to build the best as possible this project, we have chosen to do it WITH YOU. With you who share this style, these values and with you who, maybe,are also sick to continually denigrate the beauty that surrounds us. We ask you to help us to construct all this project by supporting our awareness campaignand by choosing one of the many rewards that we thought for you...
When artists are willing to engage in social or economic causes, their profession changes. They become urban regenerators and they use their arts as a tool, or they become community workers. Their motivation is to contribute to the improvement of the local environment and then, later, to let all this changes become art.
How funds will be used
The financial help which we are going to collect will allow us to realize in Salerno, since the next 16th of September, at the Monumental Complex of St. Sophia, an exhibition of 43 photographic projects with more than 200 photos of young talents supervised by 12 professional photographers. And also later, at the beginning of the new year, in Naples, another exhibition at Villa Pignatelli - House of Photography. All of this after the result of six months of laboratory, began in December 2015 and ended in May 2016, where the photographers were able to have the tools to develop a critical ability to read the reality around them, working on the "looking again at" theme, learning to look and to look inside their eyes. The whole creative path will lead each participant to create a story in pictures and all the 43 photographic stories will be collected in a book.
Thanks, now and ever, for your support: we are just at the beginning of a long journey!
Who's behind the project?
Luciano Ferrara: Artistic director . Antonello Scotti: Curator
Giuseppe Fiorito :Head of project schools and institutional relations . Antonio Manzoni: Administration and Budget. Antonella Cristiani: Editing. Angela Cerritello: Interviews and critical texts of young photographers . Annalaura Imperiali: Communication. Interviews and critical texts of young photographers. Arturo Muselli : Post production photos. Giuseppe Riccardi : Filming and editing. Pietro Lama: Editing sound. Federica Di Lorenzo: Comunication net-work. . Alessandro Leone: Image Book and Creative Direction. Davide Arena: Graphics and layout. Carla Travierso: Curator campaign Fundrising. Maurizio Imparato: Supervisor Crowdfunding Campaign. Sofia Ferraioli: Coordinator communication, Realization Crowdfunding Campaign. Giuseppe Ferraro: Philosopher and Poet . Lucio Maria Lo Gatto: Visual music composition. tribunali138: Press office. Fabio Donato: Curator of photography project site-specific 10 shots for Villa Pignatelli- Casa della fotografia, Napoli. Fuorigamut/Fineart Lab servizi professionali: photo prints.
panoramic photos videos crowdfunding granted kindly by photographer Richard Siano
Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli, Villa Pignatelli-Casa delle fotografia, Personali Urbani Salerno, Alfredo Velotto Romano foto, NapoliModaDesign, Magazzini fotografici Napoli, Dipartimento di nuove tecnologie e linguaggi musicali e Officine Arti Soniche del Conservatorio di Musica San Pietro a Maiella Napoli.
Project created by
"Officina Reporter" was born in a particular place in the city of Naples, 138 tribunali, the artistic idea direction of a project by Luciano Ferrara, freelance photojournalist by profession. Since the 70 Ferrara collaborates with leading Italian and foreign news publications and to realize his reportage often also he collaborates with social scientists and historians, so managing to portray the contemporary margin is far from rhetoric from commonplace.