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wind and madness

22/23 april 2017
Oliviero Toscani
Paolo Crepet
Settimio Benedusi

Ex psychiatric Hospital and
Cinema Centrale
Volterra (italy)

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WIND AND MADNESS investigates, through the image, the deep relationship between the human psyche and physical environmental conditions.

The two days full immersion Workshop encludes:

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

“Photography has an obsessive character, temperamental, ecstatic and narcissistic, is a solitary activity. The photographic image is discontinuous, punctual, unpredictable, irreparable, as the state of things at any given moment.

The object or the subject has to be fixed, looked intensely, and immobilized by the sight. Is not he, she, them or it who must pose, is the photographer who has to hold his breath to create a vacuum in time and in the body.”

Oliviero Toscani


The workshop will take place at Cinema Centrale from 9.00am of April 22 to 5.00 pm of April 23. It includes:

  • Lectures held by Oliviero Toscani and Paolo Crepet, together with Settimio Benedusi
  • Photo shoot in ex psychiatric hospital
  • Portfolio reading (If the participant wishes to present his portfolio to his reading during the workshop, it must be returned by 19 April 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.


If the participant is interested in the bed, you may refer to Consorzio Turistico di Volterra, ph. +39 0588 86099 – www.volterratur.it – info@volterratur.it