Visual Storytelling in New Media

Summer Masterclass in collaboration with ICP - International Center of Photography

3 - 28 July 2017
CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia
Via delle Rosine,18 - Turin
Submission deadline
30 April 2017
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Visual Storytelling in New Media
How to create narrative to your vision by intertwining still imagery, audio, video and archival work into a project


The jury selection committee composed by ICP–International Center of Photography and CAMERA members assigned the scholarships to:
Andrea Alfano
Juan Carlos
Martina Zamboni

A committee composed by CAMERA and Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino assigned a scholarship to Mattia Gaido.

A committee composed by CAMERA and IED Torino has assigned a scholarship to Francesca Gemmino.


After the success of last year first edition CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia and ICP – International Center of Photography, are glad to organize the second edition of the Summer Masterclass Visual Storytelling in New Media (3rd-28th July 2017). Through this intensive one-month program, students will learn how to tell a refined story, create a media toolbox that includes both technical and artistic practices, to edit and sequence still imagery via linear and non-linear approaches and engage in conversations about ethics, appropriation, access, approaching subjects—ultimately creating a thought-provoking multi media story within a Documentary practice.

Classes will guide the students through the stages to fulfill their project idea that may ultimately incorporate multi media, audio and video. Learning to research your subject, gain access and trust to communicate thoughtfully is key to any photographer’s success.

ICP faculty will enter the program at different stages of the month-long course. Students will be divided into two groups so that every student will receive individualized attention. Technical objectives include: digital workflow through Lightroom and Photoshop, audio recording—both ambient and voice, video and archival research. Premiere Pro tutorials will be issued in advance as we move quickly through basic exercises. Evening Lectures will include topics such as Ethics, New Media, Professional Practices, Social Media and more

This is a full-time program offering various classes to support your individual project with a rigorous schedule and shooting every day including weekends.

Faculty will include: Andrea Cattaneo, Karen Marshall, Saul Metnick, Alison Morley, Bob Sacha, Gaia Squarci, and more.

Amongst all applications ICP will select the 24 students that will be admitted to the Masterclass.

The students who successfully complete the CAMERA Masterclass and who are interested in attending the ICP Documentary Photography and Photojournalism course as full-time students will be included by the ICP in the applicant pool for admission to the ICP One-Year Certificate Program.

All lesson, seminars and activities will be in English.



Andrea Cattaneo

Andrea Cattaneo is a strong believer in the potential of the virtual contents and the immersive storytelling  as a powerful form of entertainment of the future. His aim is to continue to experiment with new forms of communication linked to new technologies. Andrea holds a degree in Business engineering, and he graduated  in 2015 from the Documentary  and Phojournalism course in New York, at the International Center of Photography, where he was awarded the George and Hoyce Moss Scholarship and selected for the Eddie Adams XXVIII.
His multimedia project “shoulda coulda woulda” received the  honarabile mention in Editorial eassay at 2015 International photography award and Moscow award 2015.
Andrea spent many years as an executive in the home entertainment industries and now he is the CEO of  a company dedicated 100% to the creation of virtual experiences, tours or videos made with the highest quality standards and cutting-edge tools on the market.In the meantime, he is still working as a freelance creating multimedia stories which focus on social justice issue and environment.

Karen Marshall

Karen Marshall is a documentary photographer whose work examines the psychological lives of her subjects within the social landscape. An expert at visual story telling, she is a core faculty member in the International Center of Photography’s Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program where she has taught for the past two decades. In addition, Marshall is an Associate Professor (Adjunct) at New York University, and has lead numerous workshops in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the United States. Her seminal study, Between Girls: A Passage To Womanhood, is a three decade project which documents the coming of age of a group of urban middle class teenagers, following them from high school into adulthood 30 years later. The project includes video projection, ephemera, zines, and audio along with black and white photography Marshall has an MFA in New Media and is the recipient of several artist fellowships. Nominated for the Prix Pictet in 2011, her work is part of several collections, including the Feminist Artbase at The Brooklyn Museum.  Her photographs have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times Magazinethe London Sunday Times, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, GUP Magazine, and PDN, to name a few.

Saul Metnick

Saul Metnick is a Brooklyn based photographer and cinematographer with a genuine, narrative, and approachable style.  He studied photography at Arizona State University and Rhode Island School of Design.  Past lives include roles as the general manager for Vice Magazine and as producer for Smuggler.  Saul currently works as a freelancer for a variety of commercial and editorial clients.  His work has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vice Magazine, Brownbook, Mother Jones, and others.  He is also a faculty member at the International Center of Photography where he specializes in teaching students sound technical fundamentals and workflow for digital photography.

Alison Morley

Alison Morley is a photo editor, consultant and educator. She has been the chair of the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program at the International Center of Photography in New York since 2000. As a photo editor, she has been the photography director of The New York Times Sophisticated TravelerAudubonLifeCivilizationEsquireMirabellaElle, and The Los Angeles Times Magazine. Currently, she works as a consultant for photographers, agencies and magazines. She has edited several major monographs and has curated touring exhibitions for Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal and Afghanistan: The Road to Kabul, both by Ron Haviv; I Am Rich Potosi: The Mountain That Eats Men by Stephen Ferry and The Ninth Floor by Jessica Dimmock. Most recently, she edited Urban Cave by Andrea Star Reese, and Frozen In Time by Sarah C. Butler, soon to be published by Glitterati Inc. — both with forwards written by her. Alison has written on photography for magazines and books and has lectured and led workshops in the United States as well as in Argentina, Bangladesh, China, Colombia, Hungary, Peru, The Philippines, Spain, Thailand and Uganda.

Bob Sacha

Bob Sacha is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher and photographer and, above all, a collaborator on visual journalism projects.  In 2014 he shot the video for the Guardian US team project that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, a National Emmy for New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming, a Webby and the first gold medal ever given by the Society for News Design. He teamed up with Blue Chalk as the the director of photography for the New York Times series, Living City about  New York’s infrastructure. BlindSight, a documentary short about a group of blind photographers that he directed and shot, produced with Kate Emerson, had its world premiere at DocNYC, the countries largest documentary festival. Bob has also directed, produced, shot and edited nonfiction video stories for Al Jazeera America Online, Yahoo News, AudubonScience, Apple, the Asia Society, Starbucks, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Open Society Foundation, among other international clients. For several years he worked as a staff producer and editor at MediaStorm where his projects were nominated for three national news Emmys and won numerous awards including an Alfred I. duPont- Columbia Award. Bob who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Syracuse University, is now a Tow Professor for Visual Journalism at the new City University of NY Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches the wildly popular Video Storytelling for the Web and videoLab classes. He also mentors students at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism on their interactive, hybrid and documentary film master’s projects. He’s lectured and taught workshops and classes at SVA, the International Center of Photography and for National Geographic Expeditions. Eight years ago, he leapfrogged into multimedia and film after winning a Knight Fellowship to Ohio University, where he studied web storytelling and documentary film and earned a master’s in visual communication. In his past lives, Bob was a staff photographer at the Philadelphia Inquirer, a contributing photographer at both Life and National Geographic Magazine and a freelancer for more magazines than remain on newsstands.

Gaia Squarci

Gaia Squarci is a photographer and cinematographer based in New York City, contributor of Prospekt agency. Raised in Milan, Italy, she studied Art History at University of Bologna and photojournalism at International Center of Photography (ICP). Gaia attended the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2014, and In 2015 her work has been selected for the exhibition reGeneration3 about new approaches to photography at Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne. Her clients include the New York Times, the New Yorker, Time Magazine, Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, VICE, The Guardian, Newsweek, Huck, Marie Claire Italia, Sette and L’Oeil de le Photographie, among others. Her work has been exhibited in the United States, Italy, France, Switzerland, Mexico, Ireland and China.