Saturday 23 March 2019 - Sunday 24 March 2019
Photography workshop.

From the portrait to the environmental portrait set with Andrea Boccalini

The Graziella Lonardi Buontempo Room – open to 12 participants

A two-day workshop on the photographic portrait to study the theory and techniques and to learn how to crate a sociological narration through the environmental portraits of those who experience the museum every day.

The workshop is open to everyone, but is directed preferably to adults with a basic knowledge of the photographic instrument. In fact, participants must bring their own camera.
The workshop costs € 120, including tickets to enter the museum for both days.
Reservations opened until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21st by sending an e-mail to or calling +39 3386419518 (from Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.).


Saturday March 23rd 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
What portraying a subject means; The light in the portrait; Composition of the image and interaction of the subject with the landscape; The importance of the choice of black and white during shooting, not in the post-production phase; Techniques to reinforce the character of the photographed subject; How to deal with the subjects to portray (know how to capture the most spontaneous nuances, making them instrumental to the pre-set result); Guided analysis of different approaches to the environmental portrait; The portrait inside a story and how to tell a story through the portrait.
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Lunch break
2:30-4:30 p.m.
A practical session on the portrait conceived in a conceptual way, creating a real photographic project in the MAXXI spaces with a musical group that will be the guest of the day.
4:30-6:00 p.m.
From concept to narration: the environmental portrait in news stories; How to compose a story through portraits. Selecting light, subjects, and contextualizing them in the story.

Sunday March 24th 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
A practical session of shooting “an unknown MAXXI”: tell the MAXXI story through the portraits of those who work there.
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Lunch break
2:30-5:00 p.m.
Editing, analysis and viewing of the works created.