open call
Sunday 15 March 2015 - Monday 16 March 2015


March 15th and 16th, 2015

“Each turn of the head is a shot, a world in itself”
Mustafa Sabbagh

On the occasion of the exhbition Bellissima, MAXXI and the IUAV promote an educational project in the field of contemporary photography and imagecreation: a two days Masterclass with the photographer Mustafa Sabbagh, an important opportunity to focus on the creation of images (planning, styling and art direction), photographic set design,shooting and technique, lighting, raw editing, composition and post-production in Photoshop.

To ensure a personal one-on-one approach, the masterclass will be limited to a total of 10 participants, nominated by merit directly by the professional schools. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.
The best photographs, selected by an ad hoc jury, will be published in I-D Magazine and the winning image will be projected in a dedicated space of the MAXXI Museum.

Mustafa Sabbagh
Italo-palestinian, in 2013 Sky Arte HD elected him as one of the 8 most significant artists of the contemporary italian scene, he is even recognized as one of the 100 most influential photographers in the world.
Assistant of Richard Avedon, he quickly rose to attention for his use of a counter-aesthetic canon that it’s now recognised as his signature style, poised between reinterpretation of art history and haute couture. For Sabbagh the punctum is the skin, the veins, majestically freaky masks, the multi-dimensionality of black and light, a visionary styling he studies down to the most minute detail and sets against leaden backdrops, in the pursuit of an absolute subversion of dress codes and genres – motif that he has moved with self-assurance from slicks, to the white cube of the most important museums in the world.

10 March, h 12.30
Hangout Live on Google Plus with Mustafa Sabbagh