Franco Fontana

Where there is evolution, there is growth, and in this growth one can find his own identity and conquer the freedom to express oneself as “an author”. In this workshop, Franco Fontana invites the participants to develop their individual creativity. The workshop will be a true experience, an opportunity to testify one’s own sensibility, made up of emotions, invention, fantasy, versatility. An adventurous way of thinking, which breaks rules, because creative photography must not reproduce what is visible, but has to make visible its “invisible”, removing memories and exploring uncultivated paths. Why “color”? Because colors are also a physiological sensation, a psychological and emotional interpretation, color is a way and means of knowledge, and for this reason they are something essential, especially in photography.

Franco Fontana was born in 1933 and started to take photos in 1961. His first personal show was in 1968 and this marks a crucial turning point in his research. He’s published over 60 books in different Italian, Japanese, French, German, Swiss, US and Spanish editions. His works have been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, in over 400 personal and group exhibitions, and are represented in more than 50 museum collections.

Requested materials: photo camera or any device to take photos. Participants must bring their own laptop, if necessary to the kind of work they will realize.

Max number of participants: 15

€ 250

Classroom work: 3:00pm-7:000pm
In the following mornings: individual shooting sessions (exercises); the results will be examinated by Franco Fontana on the following day and discussed by the group.

· full workshop tuition
· free access to the library, relaxation areas, photo studio, cinema
· wi-fi
· use of printers

· travel
· accommodation
· breakfast
· lunch (possibility of a buffet lunch at Fabrica at 11€, by reservation)
· dinner
· taxi and public transport
· extra expenses

Send your request complete with personal data to

When you receive your bill, please pay the total amount of the workshop by bank
transfer payable to:

Fabrica SRL
Cassa di Risparmio del Veneto S.P.A
IBAN: IT 15F 0622512020 100000006377
Reference: “Name and surname of the participant and title of the workshop”.

Your registration will not be official until your payment comes through.
You will then receive confirmation.
The registrations are first come, first serve until the places are exhausted.
If requested by the workshop leader, we reserve the right to evaluate the candidates’ CV for the selection of participants.


+39 0422 516209/6272/6228

Villa Pastega
Via Postioma 54/F
I-31020 Catena di Villorba (TV)