What is photojournalism? What does it really mean to be a photojournalist? How do you build a story with pictures of crisis situations from scratch? What are the technical measures required for giving the best you can offer in the field? What are the risks one could encounter and how is it possible to protect oneself? And, especially, why should one do it?

Maurizio Faraboni is a photographer who has made a choice: leaving the fashion runway and the advertising campaigns behind in order to reach crisis zones and denounce the suffering of the outcasts, the forgotten, as well as the abuses and violence perpetrated against our planet. In his opinion, being a photojournalist is not a job, it’s a mission which demands preparation, planning, method, discipline, in addition to strong ethical principles and deep respect for the persons and things one photographs.

During this workshop, Maurizio Faraboni will address various issues, including:

- how to structure a reportage;

- how to go from research work at home to development in the field up to publication;

- what is the role of the “fixer” and why they play such a vital role;

- professional ethics.

The session will include the screening of videos and photos taken from the following: The eyes of war (Gli occhi della Guerra), Migrants (I migranti), The Barrick Gold Mine (La miniera di Barrick Gold), Haitian braceros (I braceros haitiani), The forgotten children of Bucharest (I ragazzi di Bucarest) and The Leprosaria (I lebbrosari).

Organized and sponsored by FujiFilm.