DATES: from 30th November 2017 to 3th December 2017

WHERE: Krakow, Poland 

WHAT IS PROVIDED:

  • Accomodation in Krakow at ONE WORLD HOSTEL http://oneworldhostel.eu/
  • Breakfast
  • Guided Tour of Krakow in English 
  • Trip (bus, guidebook, tickets) to Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps
  • 3 Photography Workshops
  • 2 Team Leaders
  • International Certificate

 

WHY SHOULD I TAKE PART IN?

  • Learn to work in a team.
  • Award offered by Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design
  • Workshop Long Expose in Landascape Photography organized by Michał Włoch
  • Workshop lead by Katarzyna Widmanska
  • Workshop lead by Marta Sputo
  • Workshop Food Photography lead by Dasha Veselovskaya
  • 1 photo per each participant will be published with his credits on the official Facebook page of Krakow, Krakow PL (106K followers)
  • 20 photos published by Let me Italian you
  • Attendance certificate
  • International Experience

USEFUL LINKS

To see the photos realized by the participant of last editions:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/141076565@N06/albums 

To see the full gallery of the project: 

https://www.facebook.com/letmeitalianyou/photos/tab=albums

To read the references of the participants:

https://www.facebook.com/letmeitalianyou/reviews

​www.letmeitalianyou.com/testimonials​

 
Andreia Hello! My name is Andreia, i'm 23 years old and i'm from Porto.I partecipated in Discover Budapest 2. I'm a psychology student with a growing passion for photography. I think i can recall the time i fell in love with photography, i was maybe 7 or 8 years old. It was on Christmas Eve and my parents gave me my first camera, i was a big fan of Barbie at the time! And the camera was from Barbie, i was so excited that the rest of the evening i was just taking photos of my family. And till this day i still have the photos! Eventually, my love for Barbie disappeared but the passion for photography grew stronger. Even though, only recently i started taking it more seriously. I have been going to expositions, institutes and recently i went to the centre of photography in Porto, where i got to know how the cameras work and how they evolved through the years. Its not only having an eye for taking pictures and framing it well. I lack the knowledge and that's why, i think this opportunity is incredible. I will be able to learn more, improve my skills and of course travel and meet other people with the same passion as me. Im thrilled to be part of this project and to know you all!
Mara My name’s Mara, I'm 31 and I'm from Sardina, but now I live in Tel Aviv for a couple of years. I’m an accountant and an economy and tourism student in Rome and I consider myself as a "travel addict”.. I want to discover and make memories all over the world.. Photography is my big passion, 6 years ago I bought my first Reflex and... It was love at first sight.. I love street, urban and especially landscapes photography and my mission is to show the world through my eyes.. I’m excited to be part of this amazing project, thanks for choosing me.
Oscar I´m a 32 year old construction engineer from Helsinki, Finland. Started taking photos of my skateboarding friends about 15 years ago. Now I mostly take landscape, nature and travel photos. Lately I´ve been trying to learn long exposure photography, with various success… Addicted to traveling and coffee.
Dorian My name is Dorian an I'm eighteen. i live in Liège, Belgium. I started photography at 13 years and last year I want to art school. So I'm regularly taking pictures. I would like to go further in videography and maybe go to cinema school next year.
Olga My name is Olga, I'm 42 years old. My profession is interior design. I really like to travel! For me, traveling is knowing yourself and learning. And photography is a way to share your eyes with the world. A photo for me is a hobby, this is passion and my love. It's an opportunity to show the whole world my eyes. I am very glad that I have a chance to make such an experience with people from all over Europe in an amazing city such as Krakow! I'm glad to be a part of this amazing project, thanks for choosing me.
Vanessa My name is Vanessa, I’m 40 and I was born in Udine, in the beautiful region of north-east of Italy named Friuli Venezia Giulia, where I live. I’m a lawyer and I love my job so much, but it’s also a very heavy-going work and so I really need being deep connected with nature and also doing something that make me mindless. I really love skiing and mountains. If I don’t find the snow, I go for trekking, hiking or climbing. For the past year I fell in love with photography and now I’m so enthusiastic to have the chance to do such an experience with people from all over Europe in an amazing town like Krakow ! I really can’t wait to be there !
Simona Hi everyone! I am Simona,I''m 33 years old and I live in Como. I am a "Teacher with a Suitcase" because I work with children from 13 years but for passion I travel as much as I can and I also love photography. I'm not a professional photographer but I really enjoy to take pictures whenever I can,both with babies and during a travel. I'm really excited to partecipate in this project,to discover a new city for me and meet some new people with my same passion. I belive it will be a very good experience and See you soon in Krakow!
Melissa My name is Melissa, I'm 26 years old I was born in Olbia, Sardinia. Music and Photography are my biggest passions that have always accompanied my life. Both can be archive of memories,experiment,costruction of imaginary, personal reflection,look at the world. I partecipated in Discover Barcelona 4.
Arianna Hello, I’m Arianna and I’m a 20 years old italian girl. I study Psychology and I just started my second year in University! I like to define myself as a really creative, positive person, who loves travelling and discovering new things in this big world we live in. I’m always up for a new adventure. I’ve begun experimenting with photography only a few months ago, when my mother decided to pass her old Nikon to me. The camera has soon become my favourite travel companion! For me, taking pictures is the best way to bring home the memories and the vibes of the places I’ve visited, so I can share them with other people and I can use them to revive the best moments I lived. I’m absolutely not an expert, but I’m passionate, I listen to those who knows better than me and I learn quickly. I’m really, really excited for this experience and I can’t wait to meet you all in Krakow. See you soon!
Marco Hi, I'm Marco, a 25 years old systemic designer from Turin, Italy! I started to dig into photography 3 years ago during a university course, and since then I continued without pause! I love the opportunity that photography gives me in extrapolating details out of reality, in order to understand it better, from a different perspective. I'm still searching for the topic I'm most interested in, but I love to take pictures of people and of the contexts they live in. See you soon in Krakow!
Paola 7Hi! My name is Paola, I’m Italian girl. I graduated in Modern Philology. Literature, like the other arts, is an expression of individual thought and feeling achieved through the creative process. Where literature is a written piece of the author’s thoughts, ideas, emotions, feeling, etc…the photograph is the visual representative of that as well. I think that this experience would be a good way to improve my culture background. Thanks for give me this opportunity! See you in Krakow!
Ilaria My name’s Ilaria, I am 24 years old and I come from Scandiano, a small city in the province of Reggio Emilia. I love to travel and to read, which I consider another way of travelling. I love food, friends and colours. I love history and the way everything we touch or see has its own story, the way it was created, by whom and why, in an endless chain of events that brought it in front of our eyes. I have never been professional with photography, I don’t think I would like to be; the importance of photography to me resides in its possibility, the possibility of looking at something under different perspectives, the possibility to see what we would otherwise not see. The camera has an ability to reveal us something new about the world. And I think there is something magic about that.
Lara My name is Lara and I’m eighteen. I’m an artistic high school student in Rome where I live. I like taking photos that symbolize something for me, specially details capture my attention. I’ve never been in an important project like this, I’m really excited and I hope to learn a lot of photographic techniques and I really hope to acquire a great personal style.
Alessandra My name is Alessandra, I’m twenty-two years old and I live in Rome. I’m a student of Arts, cinema and theatre at Sapienza university. My passion for photography was born when I was fourteen. If I could, I’d travel every day somewhere in the world. I like see realities different from mine, and learn from them. I feel very lucky to be contacted by Let me italian you, because I consider that a great opportunity for me to grow up.
Alice Hi guys , I'm Alice , i'm 20 , i'm italian , now i live in Bologna. I attended art academy here in Bologna ,i'm studing scenography . I have a lot of planes about my future , i love art in every form . People says that my picture speak , my picture tell a story ... Here i tell you that my pic are only me . i want to show my views about the world , so i show you MY world . I love people , your body , your face , your emotion ... so i love to do portraits , but now i'm trying to create a reportage about my city o holiday's city. this time is my first time in Krakow so i'm really excited . thanks Gabriele for having chosen me for this adventure. I'm ready for Krakow , see u soon.
Hailie Hi ! I am Hailie, 31 years old French girl living in Paris. Travelling and Photography are the two things I enjoy the most, so I am really excited to be part Discover Krakow Christmas edition !! I can't wait to meet all the participants ! See you there!
Federico My name is Federico, 29 years old, and I'm from Milan. I am graduated in Environmental Sciences and now I work as a researcher. I have a passion for travels and photography, I like art, nature and landscapes. I consider photography as a mean to catch life instants that remain forever. Costantly looking for new experiences and friendships.
Sylvain My name is Sylvain , i’m 26 and i am an autodidact photographer. I live in Vallauris , a small town close to Cannes , in France. I’m also a musician ( drummer to be precise ) since the age of 12. I try to free myself and find « answers » to my inner issues through art and practice. I want to create strong sensitive experiences. It’s why become a Filmmaker has always been a true deep vocation. I don’t really know where this description of me is going to.. So i’ll conclude by saying that i really love making pictures , and create new tones and atmospheres with editing. It’s a great pleasure for me to have this opportunity of Discover Krakow.
Marie Hi ! My name is Marie, I'm 20 and I'm currently studying graphic design. I live near Namur in Belgium. I'm passionate about photography since 2008 but I have been more interested in it since 2014. Photography is for me an exceptional means of expression and a way to show how I see the world, things, people. I’m looking forward to share this passion with all the participants and create memorable memories. It's a pleasure to participate in this project.
Meri Mi chiamo Maria Elsa, ho 26 anni e sono una romagnola trapiantata in Francia. I miei grandi amori sono tre: la scrittura, la fotografia e la filosofia, che si intrecciano in tutto quello che faccio e riempiono di stimoli e obiettivi le mie giornate. Quale posto migliore per esprimere se stessi di Parigi? Vivo qui da quasi un anno e spero sia l'inizio di un lungo percorso di vita.
Piotr Hi folks! My name is Piotr, and im 23 years old. I live in small village near Tarnowskie Góry in Poland. I actually work as a trader and project coordinator in one of the biggest advertisment producer in Upper Silesia. My photography journey started in 2010, when my grandparent gave me my first DSLR. In the beginning i was crazy about it, but in years 2012-2016 i wasn't shooting so much. Now ive come back to it, and its my primary passion (with music and sports). Im always taking my camera with me, when im going on trip or outside. I especially like landscapes, cityscapes, street, sports, people photography and finding inspirational places to take shoots. Photos gives me the excitement and memories that I felt while I was taking those photos. In postprocess, im always trying to get best colors and make my own style. Now I want to be a professional photographer, and im goin' to do my best in Kraków. Can't wait for it.
Nicole Hi my name is Nicole and I am from New York City. I am half Italian and half American. I believe that through images and words you can depict strong emotions and describe unique experiences. My ancestors were Jewish and I hope to discover and learn more about their history through photography. I look forward to absorbing and capturing the most that I can during my time. As well as meeting the rest of you!
Virginia Hello everyone! My name is Virginia, I'm 26 years old and I'm from Madrid (Spain). I'm graduated in Audiovisual Communication two years ago. I'm a painter and an amateur photographer. I love travelling and taking photos so I think this travel is a great opportunity to learn about other cultures and to know other people. My passion is to capture details and take scenery pictures but I'm still experimenting and evolving.

Hey there, how is it going?  

I'm Luca, I'm 22 years old and I live in Trapani, Sicily. I'm very happy to be part of this project. It means alot for me. I want to say that I'm not a professional photographer. I taken alot of my pics through my smartphone, except a few. Thanks to Gabriele and Massimiliano for having chosen me. See you soon in Krakow 

Luca

THE PARTICIPANTS

Partners of

DISCOVER KRAKOW

 

Elena

Hi everyone! My name is Elena and I come from Italy. I am a curious person and I love making contacts and building friendships. I travel a lot, for work and for leisure, although this would be my first time in Krakow so I am really excited to visit the city and also thrilled about the Discovery program! I do photography as a passion first and also as a profession. My preference is for wildlife photography, although I also like the reportage style and actually one day I would love to publish a book with all my favourite pictures! I can’t wait to meet you all at the Christmas markets in Krakow!

My name is Guendalina.

I partecipated in Discover Barcelona 2 and Discover Budapest 2. I live in Urbino and I'm a photographer for passion, to capture the beauty that surrounds me and print it forever in a small file. I'm always looking for stimulating projects and I love to get involved through photographic contest, travel, experiments.

Guendalina

After the great success of the last eight editions, Let me Italian you is ready to launch the Christmas edition 2017 of DISCOVER KRAKOW with some great unique news: read below to discover them!
Christmas lights, Christmas market, Christmas tree will make Krakow even more magic!

 

DISCOVER KRAKOW is an innovative project whose purpose is to make the participants live a professional experience for those who love photography and video making. It has involved 205 participants from 36 different nationalities and with more than 2700 photos taken. Besides the prestigious collaboration with National Geographic Poland.

The main goal of the project is to valorise and promote the romantic and shining city of Krakow, in Poland, trough photos, reportage, videos made by photographers (amateurs or not) from different places of the world. DISCOVER KRAKOW wants to enrich the professional and academic path of the photographer, moreover it wants to enrich his portfolio.

DISCOVER KRAKOW is supported by Italian Cultural Institute in Krakow.

The tour of Old Town is organized in collaboration with Mał​gorzata Kubas, a professional Polish guide,who knows all the sights of Krakow and will take you on a guided tour. Furthermore, agenda will be enriched with the visit of the UNESCO World heritage site: Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps.

In order to improve participants’ professional and academic skills, there will be three workshops and photoshooting:

  1. Workshop "Long expose in Landscape photography" organized by Michał Włoch in the famous Cracow School Of Art and Fashion Design
  2. Workshop "Fashion photography" organized by the photographer Katarzyna Widmanska
  3. Workshop "Natural light photography" organized by the photographer Marta Sputo
  4. Workshop"Food Photography" organized by the ukranian photographer Dasha Veselovskaya 

 

How is DISCOVER KRAKOW - Christmas Edition organized and what is its output?

The role of participant is to take photos of Krakow’s beauties during each guided tours. You will work alone or in pair (your fellow could be one your friend). The project lasts 4 days. 

Here you are the agenda:

Thursday 30 November

10:15 – 10:30 Opening & Welcoming from the Italian Culture Institute in Krakow

10:30 – 13:00 Old Town Krakow Visit with Mał​gorzata Kubas

16:30 – 18:00 Workshop "Landscape Photography" with Michał Włoch at Cracow School of Art & Fashion Design

Friday 1 December

09:15 – 09:30 Leaving for Auschwitz – Birkenau

11:00 - 17:30  Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps

Saturday 2 December

10:00 – 13:00 Jewish Krakow “Kazimierz” with Mał​gorzata Kubas 

16:00 – 18:00 Workshop “Fashion photography” with Katarzyna Widmanska & 

Workshop "Natural light photography" organized by the photographer Marta Sputo


Sunday 3 December

10:00 – 12:30 Workshop "Food Photography" lead by Dasha Veselovskaya​ 

12:30 – 13:00 Issue of Attendance certificates and Good bye

 

At the end of the project, each participant shall receive an Attendance certificates signed by the Let me Italian you team and all its partners: Italian Cultural Institute in Krakow, Cracow School Of Art and Fashion Design, Katarzyna Widmanska, Dasha Veselovskaya.

Plus, in order to bring more visibility to the work done during the project, each participant will submit 20 photos with their credits to Let me Italian you and one of the photos will be published by the Facebook page of Krakow, Krakow PL (150K followers), official page of Istituto Italiano di Cultura, and from our official Flickr & Instagram (@letmeitalianyou) accounts.

 

DISCOVER KRAKOW 

CHRISTMAS EDITION 

         

Silvia

Hi! I am Silvia from Como! I've partecipated in Discover Barcelona 1 and in Discover Sicily 2. 

Looking forward to start this new experience.

Anca

I am Anca, from Romania. I am a passioante traveler- among other things. I interact with the world around me at a sensorial level and allow myself to be surprised by it. I guess, that is why i have developed a passion for photography- nothing formal though. I welcome the opportunity to be in a project such as this one as it is my first organised photographic undertaking. I have every confidence it will be a great experience. See you soon.

I'm Zuzanna, 22 years old, from Poland. 3 years ago I started taking photos and since then I loved it. I love traveling and discovering new places. I would love to combine my future work with photography and traveling. My favourite themes are architecture and landscapes. I think that photography gives the opportunity to develop creativity and helps seeing things in the way other people can't. In future, I would love to travel and taking photos as often as I could.

Zuzanna

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