Bring the knowledge learned during the lessons to the practical and operational level. It is in this context that the masterclasses by the Contrasto agency are focused. These are in-depth lessons that put the students of the third year of the course of Photography in front of those who are experts in this field, both from the creative point of view and from the technical one. Not to mention the great photographers of the international art scene.
Francesco Anselmi was born in Milan in 1984 and lives between Italy and the United States of America. In 2010 he graduated from the International Center of Photography. In 2012 he started a long-term project on the consequences of the crisis in Greece, thanks to which he received the Chris Hondros Fellowship Fund in 2013 and the Visura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project in 2016. Several selections of his work have been projected at several festivals including Perpignan’s Visa Pour L’Image and Les Rencontres d’Arles 2014. Since 2017 he has focused on changes that are affecting American society with particular attention to the theme of identity in border areas. In 2019 he is a finalist of the Leica Oskar Barnack and winner of the Visa d’or-Daily Press award.
The experience of the Contrasto masterclasses is aimed at offering fundamental suggestions and reflections to the process of production and presentation of a photographic project. A programmatic vision that RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts and Contrasto have structured into a didactic plan with meetings to be held throughout the academic year.