Fotografia

Undergraduate Courses - Milan

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The Fotografia course is provided in the framework of the Visual Arts School and offers, along with a specific study plan and liberal arts, several crossover courses to enable students to acquire multidisciplinary skills and strategies.
Through lessons and workshops supplied by major photographers and curators on the national and international scene, students experience the various fields of photography: commercial, editorial, documentary and artistic, to learn to translate abstract concepts and photographic ideas into observable representations.
Graduates from the photography BA will be able to work on both applied or self-assigned photography projects, but also in art direction or as curators, photo editors, photo retouchers or art buyers.  

Title - The First Level Academic Diploma is recognized by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) and equated with the Bachelor’s Degree issued by Universities.

  • Credits
    180
  • Start date
    October 2020
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    Italian

Context – Photographers nowadays are challenged not just technically but – and above all – in the interpretation and rethinking of their own assumptions to expand their knowledge and ideas and become notable contributors to the visual arts culture.

Methodology and structure – Bachelor's Degree in Photography is an intensive undergraduate program addressed to both technical and creative aspects of current digital and analog image practices.

Students explore all the main areas of photography through an expansive curriculum which includes theoretical, creative and technical skills, contextual subjects (photographic history, arts semiotics, the phenomenology of contemporary arts...) and professional development.
They gradually learn to use the equipment, to set up lighting and shoot pictures both outdoors and in highly specialized environments - such as the photographic studio – and to develop and to print black and white films in the darkroom.
Within each semester students produce technically outstanding and always more conceptually compelling images, learning how to organize their activities, deal with clients and design individual marketing strategies.
Liberal Arts lectures challenge students to understand cultural and social contexts, to read potential shifts in the interpretation of images through historical and contemporary perspectives thus improving their awareness of a wide range of issues.
Students are also invited to enter cross-disciplinary approaches, working collaboratively and respond to external events and activities.
The course is delivered by a team of professional photographers, artists, curators, and journalists, and broadened up by visiting tutors and speakers.

Careers - Photographer, Photographic Publishing Specialist, Photo Editor, Art Buyer, Photography Curator, Art Director, Studio Manager.

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Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Roberto Tomesani - Course Coordinator

Roberto Tomesani - Course Coordinator
General Coordinator of the National Professional Photographers Association - TAU Visual, of which he was also the Founder; he is a member of the Commissione Esperti degli Studi di Settore dell'Agenzia delle Entrate for professional photography, a consultant of the Court of Milan and Technical Consultant of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan, extender of the UNI 11476: 2013 (professional photography) standard. He's the author of nineteen professional monographs manuals and 1,733 articles, published from April 1975 to the present.

Carlotta Cattaneo Carter

Carlotta Cattaneo Carter
Art Director with a cross-disciplinary experience, her work is developed through collaborative practices, spanning from photography, graphic design, and visual research. She's had her projects featured on Dangerbird L.A., Spheres, Objectify New York, Annus Mirabilis, Colors Notebook, Show me Pictures, RCS, LaRepubblica, Celeste Prize, Florence Biennale of Contemporary Arts. She's Photography department coordinator at IED Milano.  

Marianne Boutrit

Marianne Boutrit
Artist and Photographer

Eleonora Fiorani

Eleonora Fiorani
Epistemologist and essayist, she deals with the new sciences of complexity, those of anthropology and the science of communication. He investigated the objects, the materials, the territoriality, the imaginary of post-modern societies. She is author of several books as The world of objects (2001), The new condition of life (2003), Panoramas of the contemporary (2005 and 2009 2nd ed. Enlarged), Grammar of communication (2006, 3rd ed.) Looks over time of technologies (2017), Apparitions of a distance (2018) and many more. She collaborates with magazines and organizes conferences and exhibitions on interdisciplinary topics.

Tiziana Gemin

Tiziana Gemin
Si è diplomata in Digital Design presso IED Milano, con una tesi sperimentale condotta assieme allo studio di design interattivo Limiteazero, con cui ha collaborato per diverso tempo. Da anni si interessa alle nuove tecnologie, ai nuovi media e alla cultura digitale in generale. Dal 2003 scrive articoli e tiene conferenze dedicati a queste tematiche. Si occupa inoltre della curatela e dell’organizzazione di mostre ed eventi legati alla New Media Art e al Digital Design.  

Roberto Ghislandi

Roberto Ghislandi
Photographer

Federico Lanzani

Federico Lanzani
Consegue nel 2007 il diploma in fotografia presso IED. Fotografo professionista specializzato in fotografia d'interni e still life, lavora con clienti come Fiorucci, Kerastase, L'Oreal, Shu uemura, Interni, Cosmopolitan, Fix Design, A14, My Vitalis Nature Hotel, Nexus, Fiori d'inverno, Luxottica, Calzoleria Rivolta, Celo moda, Life events, Assolombarda. Dal 2006, grazie alla sua esperienza nell’utilizzo di attrezzature fotografiche da studio analogiche e dei processi di sviluppo e stampa, è responsabile della camera oscura di IED Milano.

Sergio Lovati

Sergio Lovati
Fotografo e Artista. Diplomato in Fotografia presso IED nel 2003. Nello stesso anno comincia ad esporre in mostre personali e collettive, tra le quali The core of industry presso Fotografia Europea e Captivi: un progetto che ha visto la creazione di un laboratorio fotografico all’interno del carcere di Bollate ed una mostra delle opere dei detenuti e di Fotografi professionisti che hanno lavorato sul tema del carcere. Ha vinto il premio Arti Visive San Fedele nel 2005. E’ stato Photo Editor del magazine Pizza fino all'inizio del 2011.

Sonia Marin

Sonia Marin
Fotografa e Artista. Accanto all’attività professionale come freelance coltiva anche quella di autrice. Lavora nel campo della fotografia pubblicitaria - still life - realizzando redazionali per numerose testate e collaborando con importanti aziende nel settore della moda e dell’arredamento. Si distingue come Relatore nella sezione Fotografia Pubblicitaria alla 6° edizione della Convention Internazionale Orvieto Fotografia 2004. Autrice di Sketches of Milan, sguardi d’autore sulle UniCredit Tower, edito da Skira. Dal 1998 collabora con IED.

Thomas Wiedenhofer

Thomas Wiedenhofer
Fotografo, opera dal 1989 a Milano, con un proprio studio fotografico svolgendo riprese di moda, beauty e still-life moda, sia per il settore commerciale che editoriale, in Italia e all’estero. Dal 1993 si dedica alla postproduzione digitale con Photoshop, prima solo per le proprie produzioni, poi offrendo servizi di postproduzione digitale e comunicazione multimediali e web per fotografi, artisti, gallerie d’arte e agenzie di comunicazione.

Silvio Wolf

Silvio Wolf
È artista multimediale, docente di fotografia allo IED di Milano. Realizza opere fotografiche, installazioni e interventi ambientali utilizzando il video, la luce, la proiezione e il suono. Ha esposto in gallerie, musei e spazi pubblici in Belgio, Canada, Corea, Germania, Inghilterra, Italia, Lussemburgo, Spagna, Svizzera e Stati Uniti.

Giuseppe Andretta

Giuseppe Andretta
La sua carriera comincia alla fine degli anni '80 come sviluppatore chimico e stampatore in camera oscura e nel 1991 inizia a lavorare come fotografo freelance per poi fondare nel 1996, assieme a due soci, un'azienda di stampa digitale specializzata nel grande formato e nella stampa fine art. Dal 2004 è consulente indipendente specializzato in fotografia digitale e gestione digitale del colore. È inoltre un istruttore certificato da Adobe in Photoshop CS5 e testimonial per X-Rite Pantone e Wacom.

Matteo Bricchi

Matteo Bricchi
Fotografo ed esperto di Fotoritocco. Si interessa di tecnologia fin da piccolo e con l’avvento della fotografia digitale matura presto la passione per la fotografia ed il fotoritocco. Il desiderio di condividere le conoscenze insegnando e la sua dedizione lo portano al conseguimento della certificazione Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop. Lavora come fotografo, come esperto di fotoritocco ed è consulente tra Torino e Milano.

Marianna Schivardi

Marianna Schivardi
Regista di videoclip e documentari, laureata in Storia Contemporanea, lavora come Assistente Regia per film pubblicitari e videoclip, mentre studia montaggio cine-televisivo al C.F.T. di Milano. Nel 2002 organizza un progetto di cinema itinerante finanziato dall’ONU, nelle zone di post guerra in Kosovo. Docente per il corso di Editing digitale che si svolge presso il carcere di S. Vittore, a Milano, tra esperienza per la docu-fiction “Il Grande Fardillo”, parodia de il Grande Fratello. Dal 2005 collabora come Regista e Producer con MTV e La7

Ivo Sekulovski

Ivo Sekulovski
Fotografo. Nato in Macedonia nel 1992, a 19 anni si trasferisce in Italia per studiare fotografia dove si diploma in IED Milano. Dopo aver assistito diversi fotografi durante il suo periodo di studi, ora lavora come freelance realizzando redazioniali, lavori personali e commerciali. Ha collaborato con clienti e magazine tra i quali: JWAnderson, Stella McCartney, ELEVENPARIS, Elle UK, Vogue Italia, Flair Italia.

Giancarlo Maiocchi

Giancarlo Maiocchi
Artist and Photographer

Gianmarco Maraviglia

Gianmarco Maraviglia
Photojournalist

Dario Mastrocola

Dario Mastrocola
Photographer

Carola Merello

Carola Merello
Photographer

Sergio Messina

Sergio Messina
Sound designer, multimedia author, journalist and performer, has to his credit realizations for production centers, festivals and radio stations all over the world. At the dawn of Italian private radio broadcasting, he collaborates with several broadcasters and later with AudioBox, Rai-RadioUno's radio experimentation program, as Producer, Director, Producer and Author. Founder of Radio Lilliput, the first free access web station in Italy. He contributed to the foundation of the IED Milan course in Sound Design.  

Ornella Mignone

Ornella Mignone
Scenographer and Curator. Since 1997 he has collaborated with the Painter Valentino Vago in the construction of wall paintings. She is the curator of the general catalog of Vago with F. Caroli, F. Arensi, C. Gatti. He collaborated with the San Fedele Cultural Center of Milan from 1992 to 2006, with the Italian Foundation for Photography in Turin and some editions of the Photography Biennale under the artistic direction of Denis Curti.

Nadia Moro

Nadia Moro
Freelance photographer based in Milano since 2006. She works  in the commercial field, mostly as a fashion photographer in Italy and abroad.

Loredana Parmesani

Loredana Parmesani
Art critic, art historian, and curator, she's the author of several publications on contemporary art including I colori della notte, Arte & Co, L’arte del XX secolo e oltre, as well as numerous essays on books and Italian and foreign magazines. She organized numerous exhibitions in Italy and abroad.  She teaches and holds courses and seminars in various Italian universities.

Roberto Prosdocimo

Roberto Prosdocimo
Photographer

Roberto Sellitto

Roberto Sellitto
Photographer and Filmprinter

Gianni Emilio Simonetti

Gianni Emilio Simonetti
Economist, specialized in praxeology and motivational research, he was co-director of the Arcana Editrice, Rome, editorial director of the P.M. Edizioni, Rome, production manager and managing director of International Catering srl., Milan. He is a consultant for integrated business communication in the agro-food sector. He deals with psychopathology of social forms and psychotherapy of expression. 

Stefano Uvietta

Stefano Uvietta
Photographer.

Enrico Maria Brocchetta

Enrico Maria Brocchetta
Director of Photography

Max & Douglas (Max Schenetti + Douglas Andreetti)

Max & Douglas (Max Schenetti + Douglas Andreetti)
Photographers

Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

Saverio Lombardi Vallauri
Photographer

Sara Guerrini

Sara Guerrini
Independent Picture Editor and Photo Consultant. She recently set up and directed the picture department of newsmagazine Newsweek. She previously worked at D magazine, worked or contributed as Picture Editor for Mondadori, Grazia Casa, and La Repubblica newspaper. Her focus is mainly in documentary photography but through her work, she has been dealing with the most various fields of photography, understanding and engaging with both editorial and commercial aspects.

Alice Guareschi

Alice Guareschi
Contemporary Artist. In 2005 she was resident artist at Palais de Tokyo’s Le Pavillon in Paris, in 2008 she was awarded with the Young Italian Art’s grant promoted by Castello di Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum, in 2011/2012 she was the recipient of the Italian Atelier at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Solo shows include Galleria Alessandro De March (Milano), DREI Galerie (Cologne) and Joey Ramone Gallery (Rotterdam). Group shows include MAMbo (Bologna), Andata e Ricordo: souvenir de voyage, Mart (Rovereto), Tutta l’Italia è silenziosa, Accademie di Spagna e Tedesca (Roma).

Enrico Carucci

Enrico Carucci
Video Designer. He graduated at IED and started working as an operator for the FINELCO group (105.net, virgin radio television, rmc.net). In 2012 he became IED video lab studio manager still carrying out some personal freelance projects, exploring different video fields. Today he collaborates with Movimage, a very lively production company in the Emilia region.

Elena Datrino

Elena Datrino
Photographer. In 2009 she' s nominated director of Studio 51/53, Brugherio, Milan a 500sqm studio for music, advertising, editorial photo/video productions. In 2010 she trades workshops of base digital photography and studio light techniques for Spazio Tribù, Cantù -Como. Experienced in different photography fields, actually she mainly works for portrait, design and art photography productions, realizing catalogues and special services for galleries, antique dealers, museums, foundations, art editors and personal fine art books for artists and privates.

Claudia Pasanisi

Claudia Pasanisi
Photographer. While living in London, she collaborated with Sunday Times, British Elle, Esquire, The Guardian Style Magazine and ES Style Magazine. She has been working recently in Milan producing fashion editorials for clients including Glamour, Vanity Fair, Italian Elle, Gioia Magazine, and Drew Editorial. She is continuing to work, meanwhile, on a personal project, The Chidro, recently featured in Dazed.

Maia Sambonet

Maia Sambonet
Visual artist.  At the boundaries between image production and writing, between drawing and performance, miniature and installation, her practice investigates the possibility of unfolding a poetic content in space. obelo ÷ graphics, laboratories, research is the name of the collaboration between Maia Sambonet and the designer Claude Marzotto: a workspace where they dedicate themselves to design editorial graphics and visual identity.

Luca Attilio Caizzi

Luca Attilio Caizzi
Photographer and Creative Director. He obtained a degree in marketing and management but later focused its attention on photography and while being an IED student, he founded C41 Magazine that now manages as a creative and editorial director. He works with design and fashion brands and magazines from all over the world.

Angela Madesani

Angela Madesani
Art Curator, Author and Historian.

Claudia Buzzetti

Claudia Buzzetti
Freelance project manager and content curator. She works in the field of big event production and she is a marketing consultant. From 2009 to 2011 she was the consultant of the Italian Cultural Institute in Rio for photography. She has been assistant photoeditor at La Stampa’s weekly supplement and still regularly publishes articles on photography. In 2012 she edited Patricia Gouvêa’s book Imagens Posteriores. She worked as a Proeject Manager for the Vogue Italia marketing office and between 2016 and 2017 coordinated and supervised content production of Monaco Pavillion for Expo Astana, a project that won several international prizes.

Giuseppe La Spada

Giuseppe La Spada
Art Director and Artist

Nazzareno Mazzini

Nazzareno Mazzini
Graduated in Theoretical Philosopy he has worked for many years in publishing industry (Garzanti, Feltrinelli). He is Studio Calabiana video graphics owner, director of educational video, and has conceived several communication campaigns.    

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