Update March 2020
Sadly, due to the situation in Italy regarding the COVID-19 emergency Alex has been forced to cancel these workshops.
The next appointment is planned for 2021 with new dates. Watch this space!
Meanwhile, you can still study with Alex via his online workshops (see below).
Documenting daily life in Italy through photography.
Alex Coghe is a renowned Italian documentary photographer based in Mexico City. A native of Rome, Alex is passionate about his chosen profession and his enthusiasm is contagious, as anybody who has ever met him – be it in person or virtually – will confirm! During May 2020 he’ll be back in Italy at the helm of two exciting photography workshops designed for anybody looking to explore and document the Italian way of life.
These workshops will involve small groups of participants (maximum 8 people) actively photographing on the streets.
Says Alex: The street is where I grew up. Where I scraped my knees kicking a football. Where I learned to take pictures. Where I met all sorts of people. I owe everything to the street. It is also where I teach. Because everything started there, certainly not inside the four walls of a classroom.
Following previous successful courses in Milan, Ostia, Palermo, Florence, Rome, and Turin, the 2020 edition of these intensive one day Italia Dolce Vita workshops will focus on two must-visit Italian cities, each with their own unique identities and flavour: a welcome return to Rome on Saturday 16th May, with the addition of Naples the following weekend on Saturday 23rd May.
Alex continues: This is a different kind of workshop. We’ll be applying the methods and aesthetics of street and documentary photography to develop a pre-established theme: that of Italians and their everyday lives.
The theme is broad enough to allow the photographers participating in the workshop individual creative freedom, but with the ultimate goal of documentation and publication in the ongoing series of Italia Dolce Vita books. Each photographer will be committed to making a documentary work within editorial guidelines: an immense opportunity to start thinking in terms of working on assignment, helping participants grow as visual narrators.
Alex is fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish, so even if you love Italy but are daunted by the thought of attending a course in Italian, Alex can tailor his tuition in English if you prefer.
To book YOUR place on one of Alex Coghe’s 2020 Italia Dolce Vita Photography Workshops click here to visit his website: https://www.alexcoghe.com/italia-dolcevita-workshops/ or email him directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Italia Dolce Vita © Alex Coghe