with AUGUSTO PIERONI
Boost your career with new professional skills
This course is intended to treat photography as multiple phenomenon. Photography may be considered a visual language. The photos capture an event, an experience, or document facts and this instance which is frozen in time can communicate a history. The path will start from the very foundations in a continuous movement towards the surface of contemporary photographic culture; for this, we will use practice no less than theory. The aim is to give an active experience of the nature of photographic images and their paradoxical life. By learning how images live and act, we will understand how to trap them in a net of common-sense questions.
Movies and videos have a variety of photographic images, yet these languages – while sharing large parts of their basic grammar – differ in most of their syntaxes. Therefore, we will also explore the gray areas where photographic sequencing overlaps the logic of cinematic montage, to map the photographic language to its full extent.
Once we get the right set of questions to pose to the photographic images – and ourselves concerning our agency as users and interpreters – we will reach a deeper understanding that will enhance our self-awareness and fluidity also in their making.
The course is for those who struggle to find the key to breaking the code of photography as a visual language, who wish to discover the real value of this medium.
AND SOCIAL LIFE
Photography is just a word and yet it encompasses the most diverse historical and social variations. We will explore and make sense of different sorts of images and different forms of access and use.
We all know how to make and use our photos. This tricks us into believing we also know how such images produce meanings. We will discover how worn out and cliche are most of the mental schemes usually employed in understanding photographs.
These are the pillars of every in-depth reading of a single photograph: or of a series thereof. We will see what’s in every one of these convergent approaches.
What are words good for in planning photographs, presenting, studying, describing, and trading them. Isn’t an image already some kind of text? We’ll find out why we can’t get rid of words.
Photographs seldom come alone and in their purposeful sequencing lays the secret of every project worth sustained attention. We will start unraveling the deep and rich structure of photographic sequences which both link and differ the photographic experience and the cinematic one.
We will make a brief but thorough itinerary amongst the main themes and issues of the photographic arts; not before having understood how manifold and baffling could be the very notion of art.
Meet the instructor
Augusto PIERONI PhD is both an educator and a contemporary art historian and critic focussed on the photographic arts. Among his books the long sellers: Portfolio! – Construction and Reading of Photographic Sequences (2015) and Leggere la fotografia – Reading Photographic Images (2nd ed. 2006).
A leading figure in Italian photographic culture, he formerly taught Photography History and Criticism at the University of Rome1-Sapienza and University of Tuscia (Viterbo). He is currently directing the “Firma Visiva” (Visual Signature) master on authorial photography at Officine Fotografiche – Roma, and “Il Corpo Visivo” (The Visual Body) master on reconfiguring nude photography, at Door Academy.
He is also teaching Visual Arts, Critical Analysis, and Photographic Sequencing in prominent institutes such as Officine Fotografiche, ISFCI, and RUFA. As a freelance, he holds workshops and one-on-one courses.
He has been featured by such international magazines as Aperture (New York), HotShoe (Londra), Eyemazing (Amsterdam), Muse (Milano).
The best way to learn, get inspired and be involved with our short programs from the best industry-leading instructors through an immersive environment, with personalized advice, reviews, and project work.
- Inspirational and in-depth training
- Immersive experience
- Higher time-value
- Professional growth
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Pillar courses are introductory courses open to all students who need to strengthen their knowledge of Art, Culture, Photography, Communication, and Management design process.
These courses are designed for those interested in the more creative and technical roles who want to enter the industry but might need to strengthen their knowledge of Photography. We believe that to become a digital artist today and understand how to create high-value visual content it is necessary to know the foundations of every aspect of photography. Awareness of contemporary culture is very important to visualize ideas and stay on top of what is going on in the Movie and Game industry and showcasing skills in photography can help with this.
Linknetic is where you will find a growing cure for cross-disciplinary skills. We believe they are solid elements to fully understand and manage the change triggered or enabled by technology.
These skills are not just related to software or technology. They will come later when you’ll start to dig into your training. While a solid foundation in photography may help you over the next few years and become a competitive Digital Artist.
There is no pre-requisite for these introductory courses.
Pillars are part-time programs and are organized into modules. The evening and weekend formulas are the main ones. Classes are typically delivered with on-demand video and interactive live online sessions once or twice a week.
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