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Lugo Land Analog Photography

Sunday 24 – Saturday 30 June 2018

The Lugo Visiting School is now fully subscribed. 

The week-long workshop (in collaboration with Lugo Land, an independent art-photography cultural center and publishing house based in Lugo) - will explore the road trip as an iconic genre within the history of photography.

We will make a series of road trips through the Italian countryside, using analog cameras to investigate the concepts of place and identity within the landscape.
During the workshop we will also visit specialist analog darkrooms and have a seminar with renouned photographer Marcello Galvani.


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: 15 June 2018.

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.

All participants are reponsible for their own insurance including travel and health insurance. All participants also need to ensure that any equipment and valuable items such as laptops are covered by their own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen.


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.

Programme Heads 

Dr Sue Barr holds a PhD from the Royal College of Art and is head of Photography at the Architectural Association. She lives and works in London and southern Switzerland and exhibits internationally.

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.


Programme Heads
Sue Barr
Francesco Neri
Luca Nostri

Head of Visiting School

Christopher Pierce

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

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