© Andrea Frazzetta

Andrea Frazzetta

Working on Assignment

September 2/3 2017

On this course we will discuss what it means to work in the editorial field and produce a photographic reportage on commission. We will look at examples of work undertaken by professional photographers, from long-term international projects to brief one-day assignments.

Working on assignment has always seemed to be the ambition of most photojournalists when starting out. But what does it mean to have to adapt your own personal approach and interests to an unknown theme imposed from above, and produce a story in images, frequently on a very tight schedule while using a strict grammar and style. We shall discuss the dynamics and execution of this type of job and we will talk about the relationship between the photographer and the editorial staff. And we will also examine how to build and maintain this important professional bond, particularly during a moment of general crisis in the editorial sector.

In the second part of the workshop we will get all participants to carry out a project in the field. We will simulate a brief work assignment and analyse the results together, discussing the difficulties encountered and working in groups on the editing and presentation of the images.

Andrea Frazzetta

Andrea Frazzetta

Andrea Frazzetta grew up in Milan where he studied art and architecture. After graduating he decided to concentrate all his efforts on photography, beginning as an apprentice at the Grazia Neri photo agency where he was eventually employed as a staff photographer. He soon took off as an editorial photographer, undertaking commissions and reportage projects in more than 50 countries around the world.

He is currently a contributer to the New York Times Magazine and National Geographic Travel, also working regularly for journals such as Newsweek, Bloomberg Business Week, The Times, The Guardian, Geo, Der Spiegel, D Repubblica, L'Espresso, Internazionale and Vanity Fair.

Andrea Frazzetta is currently represented by INSTITUTE.


Summary details:

Date:  September 2/3 2017
Time: 9.30am-1pm/3pm-6pm
Price: 249€
10% discount: FIAF members, students, Canon newsletter subscribers, IED students, Eizo clients, students of photography schools, Visura members
15% discount: 15% discount if you acquire more than 3 workshops
Minimum number participants: 8
Maximum number participants: 15
The workshop is addressed to: professional photographers
Language: Italian / The presence of a translator is not provided.
What you need: a laptop, your project (digital or printed)
Where: Fortezza del Girifalco, Cortona

Registration to the workshop

  • Booking and payment details: after filling in your workshop application form you will receive an email with paymentinstructions. If you apply for a discount, we may ask for additional proof to show you are eligible.
  • Info: for enrollment, further details and help to find an accommodation in Cortona, write to Jonathan: summerschoolcotm@gmail.com.
  • Cancellation: full reimbursement of the course fee is only possible if the tutor is unable to attend.

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