TPD2023 Masterclasses with Kadir van Lohuizen, Pierpaolo Mittica and Francesco Aglieri Rinella
Via Gioacchino Rossini, 4 - Trieste
Saturday 28 October 2023
10.00 - 16.00
On Saturday 28 October 2023, the international Trieste Photo Days festival will host three exclusive photography masterclasses held by exceptional teachers, special guests of the festival: Kadir van Lohuizen, Pierpaolo Mittica and Francesco Aglieri Rinella. A unique opportunity to glean secrets, teachings and anecdotes from three great photography professionals.
Kadir van Lohuizen is a Dutch photographer, member of the NOOR Images collective, famous for his long-term projects on the seven rivers of the world, sea level rise, the diamond industry and migration in the Americas. Particularly active on the climate and environmental front, during his masterclass he will show several of his shots, explaining how to process and visualize the portrayed stories. He will explain how to generate the idea, the importance of research and fact checking and how to avoid falling into clichés when dealing with these topics.
Pierpaolo Mittica is an award-winning humanist photographer, reporter and video producer known worldwide. In his masterclass, with a behind-the-scenes perspective of those who shoot and execute the work, Mittica will talk about his project in Ukraine, “And then the Winter came“, recounting the difficulties of the local population during the war and the harsh Ukrainian winter . It will also provide insights and insights into the work carried out in collaboration with Trieste Photo Days within “Vajont Photo Days: 1963 – 2023“, the dotART project in memory of the Vajont tragedy.
Francesco Aglieri Rinella, photographer awarded at Trieste Photo Young 2022, winner of the prize exhibition at the Parenzo museum (Croatia) and photographer on display at the Talent Space, will hold a masterclass focused on the use of NFT tokens in photography. Entitled “From the shot to the token“, it will be a unique opportunity to see up close a new way of conceiving of collecting, selling and exhibiting one’s shots and photography.
» Masterclasses program
Saturday, 28th October 2023 / at Palazzo Gopcevich, Bobi Bazlen room – via Gioacchino Rossini, 4, Trieste (open in Maps).
- 10:00 am – 11:15 am: From the Shot to the Token – by Francesco Aglieri Rinella (masterclass held in ITALIAN)
- 11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Scientific method and social photography: how to process stories – by Kadir van Lohuizen (masterclass held in ENGLISH)
- 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Reportage: how to build a story – by Pierpaolo Mittica (masterclass held in ITALIAN)
» Participation fee
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» The hosts
Kadir van Lohuizen
Kadir’s career as a professional photojournalist began in 1988 as a freelancer, covering the Intifada. In the following years he worked in conflict areas in Africa and from 1990 to 1994 he followed South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Kadir dealt with social issues in different corners of the former USSR.
In 1997 he undertook a great project: traveling along the seven rivers of the world, from source to mouth, describing daily life along these life lines. From this project the books “Rivers” and “Aderen” were born.
In 2000 and 2002 Kadir was a member of the jury of the World Press Photo competition and of the supervisory board of the foundation. In 2004 he returned to Angola, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo to portray the diamond industry. The resulting exhibitions were displayed not only in Europe and the United States, but also in the mining areas of Congo, Angola and Sierra Leone. The photography book “Diamond Matters, the diamond industry” received the prestigious Dutch Dick Scherpenzeel award for the best reportage on the developing world. The project was also awarded the World Press Photo Award.
In the same year, Kadir started a photography project together with Stanley Greene and six other photographers on the topic of violence against women around the world. He also celebrated his exhibition truck which, traveling from Houston to New Orleans, displayed the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in a “mobile exhibition”.
Between 2011 and 2012, Kadir created Via PanAm, a visual investigation into migration in the Americas by traveling for 12 months along the Pan American Highway. The project resulted in an interactive application for iPad, a traveling multimedia exhibition, an installation and a book. With the project “Where will we go“, Kadir analyzed the global consequences of rising sea levels caused by climate change. The project was designed to highlight both the immense complexities associated with travel within islands and between islands and countries, and the human rights implications of such travel.
Kadir’s environmental projects continue with “Wasteland,” in which he investigates how six megacities mismanage their waste using photography, video, drone footage and audio. The project won the 1st World Press Photo Prize in the Environment category. In 2018, Kadir van Lohuizen won the 9th Prix Carmignac for photojournalism, where he undertook a year-long expedition to the Arctic, documenting the consequences of the climate crisis.
Award-winning humanist photographer and filmmaker, he obtained his Master’s degree at the CRAF in conservation, technique and history of photography in 1990, studying, with Charles–Henri Favrod, Naomi Rosenblum and Walter Rosenblum, who is his spiritual father in photography. He publishes for the major international newspapers including National Geographic, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Newsweek, Days Japan International.
His documentaries have been broadcast on: Amazon Prime Video, Al Jazeera, Discovery Channel, RSI TV Switzerland.
He is a speaker at numerous conferences in Italy, Europe, the United States and Japan. He has received more than 50 international awards including 6 “Pictures of the Year International”, 2 “Days Japan international Photojournalism Awards” and was also a finalist for the “Eugene Smith Grant”, “Alexia Foundation Grant”, “Leica Oskar Barnack Awards” , World Report Awards, Sony World Photography Awards.
Francesco Aglieri Rinella
29-year-old photographer, Francesco Aglieri Rinella is one of the emerging talents of Italian photography.
His photography is a slowed down process to understand lights and situations. The hidden reality of light shows and reflects what is hidden in our life and can only be accepted with a great mental openness.
His photographs are a study of reality as the freezing of an unrepeatable instant between emotional reflections and mental expansions.
Influenced by the “New Topographics” movement, his research is constantly aimed at documenting the “Man-altered landscape” that evolves over time, marking the cultural and historical point of view of a simple but effective panorama.