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27/28 may 2017
Oliviero Toscani
Paolo Crepet
Settimio Benedusi
Marco Rubiola


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The workshop is about barriers: physical, architectural, cultural, social, economic, mental, etc. It explores aspects of photographing through the contamination of knowledge, including sociology, psychiatry and writing, in an 360° of vision.

BARRIERS, two days of full immersion workshop, takes place in the heart of Turin’s Porta Palazzo, small example of the contemporary work and crossroad of human diversity, and encludes:

  • lectures
  • photo shoot
  • portfolio reading
  • work discussions
  • debate

“Primitive society had its masks, the aristocracy its mirrors, the bourgeoisie its paintings, we – the new artists – our photographs.”

Oliviero Toscani


The workshop will take place at Casa del Pingone (Via Porta Palatina 23b, Turin) from 9.00am of May 27 to 5.00pm of May 28. It includes:

  • lectures held by Oliviero Toscani and Paolo Crepet, together with Settimio Benedusi and Marco Rubiola
  • photo shoot at Balon of Porta Palazzo
  • portfolio reading (If the participant wishes to present his portfolio to his reading during the workshop, it must be returned by May 25 at masterclass@toscani.com, and bring along loaded on USB stickin 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. Is advisable to provide waterproofs equipment in bad weather.

Participation fee

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

This fee include two light lunches and one dinner.