Portraits, travels and storytelling | Workshop with Gabriele Galimberti

Location: Archivio Fotografico Lucchese “A. Fazzi”, via Elisa, 9, Lucca
Dates: November 6th, 2021 – From 10 am to 6 pm
Price: 220,00 €

Schiever, Louisiana - Torrell Jasper, a.k.a. Black Rambo [35] © Gabriele Galimberti for National Geographic

“Portraits, Travel and Storytelling” is a workshop that aims to help participants to produce photographic projects through the narration of stories and people.

The first part of the workshop will take place in persone in a one-day meeting.

First of all, Gabriele Galimberti will introduce his photographic work and visual approach. Then he will describe every phases of the realization of a photographic documentary project: from the research of the subjects, to the way to portray people to tell their stories, up to the best strategies for relating with customers, magazines. and newspapers.

An online meeting will follow on a date to be defined, to keep on follow the evolution of the photographic projects of the participants.

This intensive workshop will improve the storytelling skills of the participants in the narration of personal and documentary stories.

Recommended equipment: camera, computer.

|| Due to the health situation linked to the pandemic, participants will be asked for their Covid Certificate or an equivalent certifications, they will have to submit their works only in digital format and it will be required to wear a mask. The necessary physical distancing in the classroom will be guaranteed. ||


Gabriele Galimberti, born in 1977, is an Italian photographer who frequently lives on airplanes, and occasionally in Val di Chiana (Tuscany), where he was born and raised.
He has spent the last few years working on long-term documentary photography projects around the world, some of which have become books, such as Toy StoriesIn Her KitchenMy Couch Is Your Couch and The Heavens.
Gabriele’s job consists mainly of telling the stories, through portraits and short stories, of people around the world, recounting their peculiarities and differences, the things they are proud of and the belongings with which they surround themselves; social media, in all its forms, is a fundamental part of the research needed to get in touch, discover and produce those stories. Gabriele committed to documentary photography after starting out as a commercial photographer, and after joining the artistic collective Riverboom, best known for its work entitled Switzerland Versus The World, successfully exhibited in festivals, magazines and art shows around the world.
Gabriele is currently traveling around the globe, working on both solo and shared projects, as well as on assignments for international magazines and newspapers such as National Geographic, The Sunday Times, Stern, Geo, Le Monde, La Repubblica and Marie Claire.
His pictures have been exhibited in shows worldwide, such as the well known Festival Images in Vevey, Switzerland, Le Rencontres de la Photographie (Arles) and the renowned V&A Museum in London.
Winner of the World Press Photo 2021 category “portraits stories”.

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