How is the work to be structured and how should we proceed with selection and editing images? What is it that distinguishes a reporter from an author?
Stefano De Luigi (www.stefanodeluigi.com), born in 1964 in Cologne (Germany). He is a regular contributor to international magazines although he is probably best known for his long term projects, including Blanco, winner of POY Best Book of the Year in 2010. In 2006, De Luigi started a project called Cinema Mundi, which focused on the alternative cinematographic scene and was transformed into a short 7-minute film that was screened at the Locarno Film Festival in August 2007. De Luigi has won the World Press Photo award three times in different categories, the Moving Walls of Soros Foundation in 2009 and Days Japan International Photojournalism Award in 2010. De Luigi is currently based in Milan (Italy).
It’s common to hear photojournalists described as the eyes of the world, acting as witnesses to events that we would otherwise not see. To some extent this is true, but it’s a simplified description that suggests passive observation and it denies the greater function of active investigation that defines great photojournalism…
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