Three scholarships for young photographers under 26 – English Version

The third edition of Photography Workshop in New York, presented on the 3rd of December 2011, offers three workshops conducted by internationally renowned photographers in the stimulating and elating city of New York. The project, curated by Spazio Labo’ | Centre of Photography, allows the participants to conceive, develop and produce a consistent body of photographic work. Moreover, the students will have the possibility to grasp all the elements of the many cultural possibilities that New York might offer  today; a unique opportunity since this city can be considered as the current capital of the art of photography.

As in the past editions, Spazio Labo’ wants to extend this initiative to young photographers and, in order to give them the possibility to take part in this project,  it offers three scholarships dedicated to three young under 26 photographers. When submitting the scholarship’s application form, a portfolio, or a selection of images which best represent the applicant’s work, as well as the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae are required. A short text describing the photography project that the applicant wish to develop in New York City during one of the workshops is also required.

To submit the application form, please send an email to including all the requested documents. Indicate in the object of the email your name and surname. The submission deadline is scheduled for: April 11th 2012. You can find all the related information concerning the Call for Entries here.

The scholarship’s winners will receive a notification (by email) from Spazio Labo’ | Center of Photography within April 17th 2012.

Apart from the 3 young photographers that will benefit from the scholarships, Photography Workshop in New York is a project open to everyone, advanced amateur or professional photographers from all over the world. The workshops will be held in the stimulating context of a large loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, located at incredibly short walk distance from the first subway station that brings to Manhattan in few minutes. Goal of each workshop is to lead every participant through the conception, organization and production of am individual choerent body of work, which will be presented to NYC public during a final slideshow party .
Each one of the three workshops will last seven days . During the week, the teachers will be available for their students individually, for any needs they may have for their project. Moreover, each workshop will include meetings with other photographers and professionals of the field from NYC (photo editor, curators, editors, etc.). Spazio Labo’ staff will be present during each workshop.

This blog will be the main mean of communication during the workshops, together with constant updates on Facebook and Twitter.

The 3 workshops of the 2012 edition are:

© Stefano De Luigi

New York Stories – with Stefano De Luigi, 11/17 June. The aim of the New York Stories workshop is to analyze some interdisciplinary relationships between New York and literature as a primary source of inspiration for the students. Before and during the workshop, students will receive several key texts chosen by the teacher as sources of inspiration to understand the city. The texts will also help students to develop their own photography project from a new point of view inspired by a particular chapter or the whole text. As well as the incredible power of inspiration that New York has to offer to artists, this method seeks to illustrate the approach required by photography professionals and auteurs. During the week of the workshop there will be meetings with photographers and photo editors from  VII Photo Agency, New York, agency that represents the work of Stefano De Luigi.

© Erica McDonald

The Documentary Essay – with Jason Eskenazi and Erica McDonald, 18/24 June. During this intensive documentary photography workshop, the photographic personal journey of each participant will be analyzed as it manifests its individual metaphors found in the physical & tangible world. Erica and Jason will help their students refine the skills needed to produce dynamic, insightful images infused with feeling and deepen understanding of the documentary tradition and its methods.
Through group critiques and one-on-one conversations, creative vision and strategies will be discussed that will help guide the students on their photographic journey from project proposal to completed photo essay. Students are asked to research potential project ideas before arriving in New York and to be prepared to start photographing early Monday morning, and should bring around 20 of their photos taken prior to the workshop for review. Daily group editing sessions will offer chances for open conversation and expanded potential for learning more about the elements of successful photographs and essays.

© Amy Stein

– The Social Landscape – with Amy Stein, 25 June/1 JulyIn this workshop the participants will investigate how the built and natural environments impact those who live within it. Together with the teacher, they’ll consider the way people live in a modern, fast paced environment and what that means for individuals and society. The workshop is taught by Amy Stein, an educator and artist living in New York City whose work deals with our evolving isolation from community, culture and the environment. Students will explore and photograph the city while pursuing their own project that addresses the way people live within the modern urban environment. Working over the course of the week students will build a series of images that explores the built and natural landscape its impacts on society. Students will be encouraged to shoot intensely throughout the week and will meet for daily editing and critique sessions.


>Photography Workshop in New York – a project by Spazio Labo’ | Centro di fotografia

Third Edition:  11 June/1 July 2012

Call for entries/3 scholarships for young photographers under 26 – application deadline: April 11 2012.

Contacts:  +39 3283383634 – +39 3394534132