COLOUR AND CREATIVITY — FRANCO FONTANA
This workshop will be an experience made of invention, thought, fantasy and versatility to realize and witness our own sensitivity and identity. It’s an adventurous thought that corageously breaks the rules as creative photography needs to find its expression through the removal of memory and the exploration of unknown land. Where there’s change, there’s growth e in that growth you will find your identity. I have no models to give you, nor values to rent, only the freedom to express yourselves as authors.
Franco Fontana (Modena, 1933) started to photograph in 1961 as an amateur and he had his first solo exhibition in Modena in 1968. More than 60 books on his work have been published in Italian, Japanese, French, German, Swiss, English and Spanish. His work has been exhibited all over the world in galleries and museums, in more than 400 group shows and solo exhibitions. He won many national and international awards and he shot important advertising campaigns, among them the ones for Fiat, Volkswagen, Ferrovie dello Stato, Sony, Volvo, Versace, Canon, Kodak, Snam, Robe di Kappa. Fontana has collaborated with important magazines such as TIME-LIFE, VOGUE Usa e VOGUE France, Venerdì di Repubblica, Sette del Corriere della Sera, Panorama, Frankfurten Allgemeine, Epoca, Class, New York Times. He has hold workshops and lectures all over the world: Guggenheim Museum, New York; Institute of Tecnology, Tokyo; Academy of Bruxelles; Toronto University and many othes. He teaches at the Politecnico of Turin and at the Luiss university in Rome. He collaborated with Guggenheim Museum in NewYork, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Ministry of Japanese culture and Ministry of French culture.