Lugo Analog Photography Workshop with Marcello Galvani

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Lugo Land Analog Photography

Saturday 1 – Saturday 8 July 2017

This analog photography workshop is a collaboration between the AA’s Visiting School program and Lugo Land, an independent art-photography cultural center and publishing house based in Lugo.

Throughout its history photography has been used to classify the world and its people.
Belief in the cameras seeming objectivity has drawn artists and photographers to produce sequences or typological imagery to investigate particular visual phenomena.
We will use analog photography to investigate typologies of the everyday; objects and events so ordinary that they escape our notice.
During the course we will undertake onsite practical photographic workshops to introduce techniques of camera control and image composition.
By embracing the ‘limits’ and slowness of using film, students will have to think precisely about where to position the camera, to see through the visual noise, disorder or chaotic forms present in a location, to discover the inherent potential of their photographic composition.

Prominent Features of the workshop/ skills developed
seeing, looking, thinking, making, analog photography.


1) You can make an application by completing the online application found under ‘Links and Downloads’ on the AA Visiting School page. If you are not able to make an online application, email for instructions to pay by bank transfer.
2) Once you complete the online application and make a full payment, you are registered to the programme. A CV or a portfolio is not required.
The deadline for applications is: 27 June 2017.
All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required, and are advised to contact their home embassy early. After payment of fees, the AA School can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop.

Lugo Land Venue
Via Passamonti, 28
48022 Lugo (RA) Italy


The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £995 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting membership fee.
The fees include a 4-star accommodation at the Ala d’Oro hotel in the center of Lugo, breakfast and evening meals.
Flights are not included but transfers will be arranged from the nearby G.Marconi di Bologna Airport.
Analog cameras will be provided for students who do not have their own.
Please ensure that any additional photographic equipment you bring is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.

The workshop is open to current architecture and photography students, phd candidates and young professionals.


Sue Barr studied at the London College of Printing and is now in practice as an architectural photographer and is a tutor at the Architectural Association in London.
She is a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art, where through the use of digital topographical photography she is researching instances of the sublime within motorway architecture between the Alps and Naples; completing in March 2017.
She lives and works in London and southern Switzerland.

Francesco Neri studied photography at the Fine Arts Academy in Ravenna with Guido Guidi and for the past ten years he has been undertaking a long-term photographic project combining portraiture and social landscape imagery.
His work is held in numerous international collections including: Sk Stiftung Kultur Museum (DE), Linea di Confine (IT), MACRO Museum (IT), Institute for the Italian Artistic and Cultural Heritage (IT), Fondazione Ermanno Casoli (IT).
He is professor within the School of Graphic Design in Faenza, and tutor on the Lugo Land International Visiting Program.
He lives and works in Faenza.

Luca Nostri completed a degree in Sociology from the University of Bologna and is currently a PhD researcher in Photography at Plymouth University.
In 2005 he established the Lugo Land project – an independent art-photography cultural center based in Lugo that uses photography to research the concept of territory.
His photographs have been exhibited at the Rencontre d’Arles in 2008, at the American Academy in Rome in 2010, at the MACRO Museum in Rome 2013.
He lives and works in Lugo.


Lugo Land
Città di Lugo


Programme Heads
Sue Barr
Francesco Neri
Luca Nostri

Visiting School Director

Christopher Pierce

T +44 20 7887 4014
F +44 20 7414 0782

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