© Donna Ferrato

Donna Ferrato

Erotic Eye Workshop

July 16/17 2017

The Erotic Eye Workshop was created by Donna Ferrato and Tomeu Coll in 2015. It is a guided tour through the world of eroticism, symbols, and fantasies. At its heart is the belief that we are born to love and be loved, and that, in the words of the late great Czech photographer Miroslav Tichý, “All of society is based on sexuality.”

Ferrato has already led three Erotic Eye Workshops in Spain, Germany, and the U.S. and its examination of the complexities of sex, love, and violence are the cornerstones of her work. For Cortona On The Move Ferrato will lead an intensive two-day workshop. Participants will begin to develop their own unique erotic eye and learn how to delve into more intimate situations with their subjects.

At the end of the 2-day programme, Donna Ferrato will choose which of the participants to donate an original copy of her book Love&Dust to. The book, worth US$300, was signed by her on the cover in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) in 2004.             

Donna Ferrato

© Mark Peterson

Donna Ferrato

Donna Ferrato (1949, Waltham, Massachusetts, US) is an internationally-known documentary photographer. Her gifts for exploration, illumination, and documentation coupled with a commitment to revealing the darker sides of humanity, have made her a giant in the medium.

She has four books including “Living with the Enemy” which sold over 40,000 copies, and “Love & Lust”, published by Aperture, and numerous awards to her commitment and activism as a photographer and a women. She founded a non-profit called Domestic Abuse Awareness which she ran for over a decade and in 2014 launched a campaign called “I Am Unbeatable”, which features women who have left their abusers.

Currently, Ferrato is documenting her rapidly changing New York neighborhood of Tribeca for a new book, and leads international experimental workshops called “The Erotic Eye”.


Summary details:

Date: July 16/17 2017
Time: 10am-1pm / 3pm-6pm /possible activities with the teacher during the nights
Price: 349€
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 and not professional photographers
Language: English / The presence of a translator is not provided.
What you need: your camera, your laptop, your portfolio
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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