Mattia Zoppellaro

Street Portrait

19 March 2018

Mattia Zoppellaro is an internationally renowned photographer, specialized in portrait. He’s portrayed, among others, U2, Lou Reed, Patti Smith and Depeche Mode. He’s collaborated with several prestigious magazines, such as Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, GQ, Sunday Times Magazine.

A portrait is a result of the encounter between 2 persons: the photographer and his subject. It’s not important how much time the two spend together, how well they know each other, if they like the other or not: what matters is the ability to create a connection and transform this event in an image.

“Street Portrait” aims at showing how to take advantage of what the space around us puts at our disposal (natural light, city architecture) when we have to portray someone.

Max number of participants: 15

19 MARCH /9:30am-6:30pm – Location: Treviso city centrePresentation of Mattia Zoppellaro and his work, portfolio review.
First shooting session in the urban environment with a model. The workshop leader will follow the work of each participant.  The topic is “portrait”, realized using the elements offered by the surrounding context. The afternoon will be dedicated to the editing of the photos taken in the morning, and the workshop leader will explain why some work and some do not.

20 MARCH /9:30am-6:30pm – Location: Fabrica
Studio session with a model in natural light. The workshop leader will follow the work of each participant.  This session focusses on the relationship between the photographer and his subject. Sessione in studio con modello in luce naturale, in cui i partecipanti saranno seguiti singolarmente. Questa sessione focalizza l’attenzione sul rapporto con il soggetto. The afternoon will be dedicated to the editing of the photos taken in the morning, and the workshop leader will explain why some work and some do not.

The participants must bring a digital photo camera and a laptop for image editing.


· 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 10€, 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.

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Fabrica is located in Catena di Villorba, 12 kilometers from Treviso and about 30 minutes from Venice.

Bus from Treviso Centrale train station:
line 1/Villorba (NOT line 1).

Bus combination from Treviso airport:
line 6 toward Treviso/Stazione Centrale-Camalò di Povegliano, then line 1/Villorba (see above).

Bus combination from Venice airport:
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What is the deadline for registration?
10 days before the beginning of the workshop

Are special qualifications required to attend the workshops?
The workshop is open to everyone.

How do I register?
Send your personal data to

Are there any refund methods?
You can withdraw from the workshop up to 10 days before it begins. No refunds will be given for withdrawals communicated after this deadline or for no-shows after the start of the workshop.

What equipment is needed to attend the workshop?
A digital photo camera and a laptop to edit the images.

Is there an age limit?
The content and structure have been designed to satisfy all ages, from 18 to 99 years old.

Do the workshops contribute to the acquisition of training credits?
Although Fabrica is accredited by the Region of Veneto as a learning institution, our programme is not academically accredited.

Can the participants use Fabrica’s facilities?
Of course. You’ll have free access to the library, relaxation area and photo studio as well as our printers and wi-fi connection during the working hours of the workshop.

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