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HANDMADE Artisanal Crafts of Florence


Florence University of the Arts | SUMMER 2018


PHOTOJOURNALISM

HANDMADE Artisanal Crafts of Florence SUMMER 2018 - Session III - FINAL EXHIBIT Opening Thursday, July 12th - 6:00 PM @ CORRIDOIO FIORENTINO Photographs from students of the Summer 2018 - Session III - class of “Photojournalism”

Marco Gualtieri

Florence's artisan culture is a rich one, based on centuries of traditions and skills and apprentices learning from their maestri. Even today, the city's artisans are still active and as proud as ever of their work, many still working in the most traditional of ways, while others have modernised their crafts to suit contemporary ways. Florence is a diverse city in which artisanal creation is of much more importance than other large cities around the world. This is because of the neighbourhood atmosphere and lack of big spaces for large chain stores and businesses. This exhibit presents a closer look into these artisans and their crafts, making it important to note the way their craft has shaped their hands over time. Firenze è una città in cui la creazione artigianale è molto più importante di altre grandi città in tutto il mondo, soprattutto per l'atmosfera di quartiere e la mancanza, probabilmente, di spazio per le grandi catene di negozi. La cultura artigianale di Firenze è senza alcun dubbio ancora ricchissima, fondata su secoli di tradizioni e abilità, con nuovi apprendisti che imparano via via dai propri maestri. Ancora oggi, gli artigiani della città sono ancora attivi e orgogliosi come sempre del loro lavoro, molti ancora lavorano nei modi più tradizionali, mentre altri hanno modernizzato i loro mestieri per adattarli ai modi contemporanei.

This exhibit was curated by the FUA Experiential Learning course Gallery Exhibition and Curating

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PHOTOJOURNALISM Intermediate level students advanced their knowledge of the principles of digital photography andacquired the foundations of their visual vocabulary. Students applied techniques obtained during the course to a specific photographic genre: photojournalism. The class gives them the tools necessary to explore a new culture with an inquisitive approach, encouraging them to look at the human stories that create the fabric of the city of Florence and of Italian culture in general. In this exhibit, we present a selection of their achievements. Gli studenti internazionali, con la guida di Marco Gualtieri, fotografo professionista e professore alla FUA, hanno approfondito, con tanta curiosità, durante questo mese, le storie umane che creano il tessuto dell’artigianato fiorentino e della cultura italiana in generale. La mostra presenta solo alcuni dei migliori risultati su questa interessante ricerca.

M A R CO G UA LT I E R I is a landscape photographer based in Florence, Italy. He has a Master’s degree inVisual Arts from DAMS (Drama, Art, and Music Studies) University of Bologna, Italy; a Bachelor’s degree in Cinematography from the National Film School of Rome; a certificate in Documentary andPhotojournalism from the International Centre of Photography of New York. His work has been exhibited in the United States, where he has lived and worked for the past decade. Marco is currently based in Florence and collaborates with Florence University of the Arts as a photography instructor. Marco Gualtieri è un fotografo paesaggista con base a Firenze, in Italia. Ha una laurea in Arti visive di DAMS (Drama, Art and Music Studies) Università di Bologna, Italia; una laurea in cinematografia presso la National Film School di Roma; un certificato in documentario e Fotogiornalismo dall'International Center of Photography di New York. Il suo lavoro è stato esposto negli Stati Uniti, dove ha vissuto e lavorato negli ultimi dieci anni. Marco è attualmente con sede a Firenze e collabora con l'Università delle Arti di Firenze come istruttore di fotografia.

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PHOTOJOURNALISM DIVA STUDENT EXHIBIT SUMMER 2018

NATALIE BURCH is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, with a concentration in New Media at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Natalie currently works in Waco photographing for various businesses, nonprofit charities, and friends.

si sta alureando in Giornalismo, con una concentrazione in New Media presso la Baylor University di Waco, in Texas.

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THE COBBLER Mirko, a local Florentine, repairs shoes in his small shop, downtown Florence.

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THE BUTCHER Alessio, butcher from Firenze, his stand at the Mercato Centrale in Florence.

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MADONNARO Tommaso Brogini, local Florentine artist, spends time outside of his studio and art gallery to share his work using pastels on street pavement.

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THE RESTAURATORE Massimo Donnini, local florentine, restores old pieces of furniture by turning them into art.

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Acknowledgements Ringraziamenti

HANDMADE Artisanal Crafts of Florence SUMMER 2018 - Session III - FINAL EXHIBIT Opening Thursday, July 12th - 6:00 PM @ CORRIDOIO FIORENTINO Photographs from students of the Summer 2018 - Session III - class of “Photojournalism” Marco Gualtieri NATALIE BURCH Photojournalism Student

HANA SMITH Intro to Digital Photography Experiential Learning

HANIFAH GRIFFITH SPEL Gallery Assistant

ANDREA MANCINI Professor Digital Graphic Illustration

SIMONE BALLERINI Professor IPhoneography Introduction to Fashion Photography

MARCO GUALTIERI Professor Landscape & Architectural Photography

GIULIO VINCI Professor Intermediate Interior Design IDEAS Chair

DAVID WEISS DIVA Chair Printed July 2018 by FUA Florence University of the Arts Cover by Madison Hummel

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