During the entire workshop every student will be encouraged to develop a personal idea of photojournalism that will slowly take shape in a true and real project which will be introduced at the end of the meetings. All students’ works will be displayed in a photo exhibit organized by Berlino Schule and Berlino Magazine.
Gianluca Pardelli is a respected italian photojournalist, writing for The Guardian and other national and international magazines. Also specialized in Eastern Europe reportage (he studied Slavic studies). In 2013 he travelled to Democratic People’s Republic of Korea also known as North Korea. Here, in one of the most isolated and little-known country of the world, he photographed a surprising ordinary every-day life hidden by the façade of the regime’s triumph architecture. “North Korea can be considered one of the few realities of the Eastern Bloc who survived the fall of the Berlin Wall. The country developed a form independent totalitarianism, different from the one embodied by Lenin or Castro”. Portraying north-koreans is not a common task. “I have travelled following an organized Tour. It couldn’t be otherwise. Residents are curious about foreigners, but they are also afraid of them. They are shy but happy at the same time. It is a strange mix, surely very interesting for a photographer”. Here some of his photos.