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15/16 july 2017

Oliviero Toscani
Paolo Crepet
Settimio Benedusi
Tommaso Basilio

Sinti community


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The workshop is confronted with what is considered different from us, with heterophobic conformism, with induced and self-produced fears, with what we are secretly attracted: nomadism, men and women who are on the margins of our so-called advanced civilization, living at the edge of our cities. It will be an opportunity to know an integrated community but at the same time deeply tied to its values ​​and customs.

GYPSIES, two days of full immersion workshop, takes place in the heart of a Sinti community, and includes:

  • lectures
  • shooting
  • photo criticism
  • portfolio reading
  • work discussions
  • debate

“All that is easy is stupid, so one has to learn to forget easy photo virtuosity, because real photography is to stop on the image, that means to stop on the world. This suspense is never ultimate, and every photograph is different from all the others.

Oliviero Toscani


The workshop will take place at Sinti community (Piazzale Europa 8, Pavia) from 9.00 am of July 15 to 5.30 pm of July 16. It includes:

  • Lectures held by Oliviero Toscani and Paolo Crepet, together with Settimio Benedusi and Tommaso Basilio
  • Shoot
  • Portfolios reading (If the participant wishes to present his portfolio to his reading during the workshop, it must be returned by July 13 at masterclass@toscani.com, and bring along loaded on USB stick in JPG format)
  • Work discussions
  • Debate

At the end of the workshop you will receive a certificate of participation.


Participation in the workshop is open to everyone and is restricted to a limited number of participants.

For the realization of the photo shoot and during the workshop, the participant will have to use your own photo professional or amateur digital device.

Participation fee

1.000 Euros (including VAT) – 15% discount for under 24.

This fee includes two light lunches and one dinner.