Streets with Sgroi
Stories | Street Photography | Advanced, Professionals
Palermo is a city of manifold faces, a city that seems to fall and wither and then is born again, over and over, nurturing many different realities. The history of Sicily’s capital is as full of controversy as glamour, shaped by dusty memories of a noble past and the dark decades characterized by the presence of mafia. One of Palermos sons is street photographer Fabio Sgroi. His works are strongly connected to his home town and reflect Palermo in all its contradictions between tradition and rebellion. Together with Fabio Sgroi, you will discover and get to know an unknown Palermo, hidden away from touristic and common destinations, a city full of stories and sidelong glances. During one of the oldest religious celebrations in the city at Christmas time, you will learn more about reportage photography and go out to capture situations and faces of the procession. The second part of the workshop will be dedicated instead to a photo expedition in Palermos rural outskirts. Here you can follow your inner impulse and photograph life and architecture of a “forgotten” part of the city.
Tour dates: The next workshops of this tour is provided for the following date. Please check in the calendar of our booking form the availability of places for your selected date.
8th – 9th December 2018
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Departure TimeWe will meet in Palermo at 5:00 PM, please make sure to check-in before.
Return TimeOur workshop tour ends with a farewell dinner and time to celebrate together.
IncludedFarewell DinnerPersonal GuidePhotography CoachSici:scatta Travel KitTraining Materials
Not IncludedAccomodationFlightMealsTraditional PicnicTransfers
DAY 1: HOLY PALERMO
DAY 2: SOUTHERN COAST
- The International airport Falcone-Borsellino is located about 30 minutes west of the city center. It is dedicated to the two anti-mafia judges killed by the mafia in the early 1990s.
- Other airports close to Palermo are Catania, Trapani and Combos
- The port of Palermo, founded over 2,700 years ago, is on of the main ports in Italy. From here ferries link Palermo to Cagliari, Genoa, Livorno, Naples, Tunis and other cities as well as minor to the minor Sicilian islands such as Ustica and the Aeolians.
- The main Sicilian roadways A29 (from Messina), A20 (from Catania) and A19 (from Trapani) lead to Palermo.
- The Central railway station is connected to the national network.
- Workshop type: Smartphone Photography Special
- Skill level: beginner, advanced, professional
- Class: 4-7 participants
- Personalized street map of Palermo
- Digital Google Maps route planner
- Lecture about the history and background of all locations and local projects
- SD Memory Card for your camera
- Digital photo camera, with everything that comes around (cables, charger, card reader) Consider an external hard disk to make a back up of your daily shooting.
- Minimum of lenses (we recommend a 24-50mm prime lense + zoom lense and/or tele lense)