Foto Image is an Italian private school of photography, founded by the award-winning photographer Fulvio Bugani. Specialized in reportage, the school offers a comprehensive training program. Alongside the courses, it organizes photography workshops all over the world, to promote a broader photographic culture.
Through photography, we would like our students to develop a personal approach to the world with an open minded attitude, in order to produce reportages without prejudices and preconceptions. Our goal is to provide students with the essential skills and knowledge to become successful visual storytellers. Participants will follow an intensive hands-on program, closely guided by our instructors to sharpen their visual skills and find their own personal style.
During our intense residential courses participants photograph real-life stories and attend daily critique sessions. They are lectured on understanding the lights, gaining access to situations, managing the space around the photographer, approaching the subject, capturing the “ideal” moment and making the right editing. Our tutors are both experienced educators as well as renowned award-winning photojournalists.
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Fulvio Bugani is an Italian freelance photographer based in Bologna, Italy. He started working as a photographer in 1995. After a close collaboration with major photo studios of Bologna, he founded “Foto Image”, his own studio in 1999.
He actively collaborated with associations and NGOs, such as: MSF (Medecins Sans Frontier) and Amnesty International, for which he has realized reportages on social issues.
His work has been published in international magazines or websites like TIME LightBox, LFI – Leica Fotografie International and Cubadebate.
In 2015 he was awarded at the World Press Photo, and in 2016 his work about Cuba was among the 12 finalist at the presitious Leica Oskar Barnack Award, among other recognitions.
Photographically he is concerned with the daily life of ordinary people, because he thinks that the only way to truly understand our culture is to know others. He has several on-going photographic projects in Cuba, Kenya, Indonesia, Turkey and Georgia.
He currently teaches photography in his private photography school in Bologna and in seminars and meetings worldwide
Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2016 – Finalist
Kuala Lampur International Photoaward 2016 – Finalist
Kolga Photo Awards 2016 – Finalist
Head On Portrait Prize 2016 – Shortlisted
Nominated for the Elliott Erwitt Havana Club 7 Fellowship
Px3 Red 2016 – Honorable Mention
MIFA – Moscow International Foto Award 2016 – Honorable mention Portrait
MIFA – Moscow International Foto Award 2016 – Honorable mention Life Style
Px3 2016 – Bronze Winner – Nature/Environment
Px3 2016 – 2 Honorable Mentions Nature/Environment
IPA 2016 – Honorable Mention/Lifestyle
World Press Photo 2015 – “Contemporary issues” – 3° prize, single photo
MIFA – Moscow International Foto Award 2015 – Honorable mention Portrait
MIFA – Moscow International Foto Award 2015 – Honorable mention Life Style
Monochrome Awards – Honorable mention Photojournalism
Lens Culture Portrait Award 2015 – Finalist
GIULIO DI STURCO
Giulio Di Sturco is an Italian photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand, with over 15 years of experience working internationally as a professional photographer; he currently works primarily throughout Asia and Africa.
He studied photography at the European Institute of Design and Visual Arts in Rome and joined the VII Mentor Program for two years. He works with some of the most important international organizations such as: Greenpeace, MSF, UNITAID, the United Nations, WHO and Action Aid.
His work has appeared on many international publication as: L’Espresso, Vanity Fair, Io Donna, The Daily Telegraph, Time, MarieClaire, Geo, The Sunday Times Magazine, Newsweek. Twice the first prize winner of the World Press Photo Awards, Sony World Photo Awards and the British Journal of Photography among other awards and recognitions. Giulio continues to push the boundaries of documentary photography by constantly refining his aesthetic and expanding his visual vocabulary through new and old mediums. Much of his personal work focuses on human adversity in climates of environmental and technological evolution.
First Prize, WORLD PRESS PHOTO AWARD, in the Arts and Entertainment category
First Prize, SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD, Contemporary issues category
First Prize, British Journal of Photography: INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
Second Prize, PREMIO INTERNACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFIA HUMANITARIA LUIS VALTUEÑA
First Prize, GLOBAL WORLD:Through the lens of human rights
Selected for the Joop Swart Masterclass 2010
Short-Listed, SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD,Current Affairs category
Short-Listed, Antropographia 2011 Award for Human Rights
Short-Listed, PREMIO INTERNACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFIA HUMANITARIA LUIS VALTUEÑA 2011
First Prize Issue Reporting Picture Story, POYI INTERNATIONAL AWARD 2011
PDN 30, EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHERS 2011
Gold Medal, PX3 INTERNATIONAL AWARD 2011
Bronze Medal, PX3 INTERNATIONAL AWARD 2012
GOLD MEDAL PX3 INTERNATIONAL AWARD 2013
DOCUMENTARY VIENNA PHOTO AWARD 2013
WINNER OF THE KOLGA AWARD 2014
WINNER OF THE GETTY GRANT FOR EDITORIAL 2014
WORLD PRESS PHOTO 1st PRIZE STORIES CONTEMPORARY ISSUES 2015
THIRD PRIZE SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD, LANDSCAPE 2015