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.
The masterclass scheduled for 27 January 2020 is held by Massimo Berruti. He approaches photography in 2003. Two years later he was represented by the Grazia Neri agency and then by Agence VU until 2017. He works as a photojournalist for the most prestigious international newspapers, such as “TIME” or “NewsWeek”. He is best known for his long project in Pakistan where he works for the Carmignac Foundation on the subject of his first book, “Lashkars”. He won numerous awards including the “Joop Swart Masterclass”, two “World Press Photo Awards” and the “Visa d’Or”. His works have been exhibited at the most important international festivals such as the “Visa Pour l’Image”, and at the “Festival of Arles”; his images are permanent part of several exhibitions including the Carmignac collection and the MAXXI in Rome. He is a co-founder of MAPS, a cooperative of photographers founded in 2017.
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.