After the great success of the last two editions, Let me Italian you is ready to launch the third and exclusive edition of: DISCOVER MARRAKECH.
"Welcome to the magical, mesmerizing and sometimes dizzying city of Marrakech! The city of joy! " It will be the first edition of 2019 and limited edition: it means that there will only 20 places availble.
DISCOVER MARRAKECH is an innovative project whose purpose is to make the participants live a professional experience for those who love photography and video making. In the last two editions, it involved 55 participants from12 different nationalities and more than 1200 photos taken.
You can read the reviews of the participants of the first edition here: http://letmeitalianyou.com/discover-marrakech-reviews and watch these two great videos: https://youtu.be/EidtMICKAOI (1° Edition) & https://youtu.be/n6qkQBIY0mk (2° Edition).
The main goal of the project is to valorise and promote the magical and colorful city of Marrakech, in Morocco, trough photos, reportage, videos made by photographers (amateurs or not) from different places of the world. DISCOVER MARRAKECH wants to enrich the professional and academic path of the photographer, moreover it wants to enrich his portfolio.
DISCOVER MARRAKECH is supported by ÉSAV Marrakech ( L’École Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech).
The two tours of the city are organized in collaboration with Marrakech City Tour Guide, a private Marrakech tour operator with a local experienced qualified guide who is eager to share the secrets of his vibrant city with you. Exactly, it includes:
1° Tour: Koutoubia Mosque - Saadian Tombs - Bahia Palace - El Badi Palace
2° Tour: Visit Jeema El Fna - Medina ancient souks
Further, we will visit one of the most beautiful garden in the world: Jardin Majorelle .The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is one of the most visited sites in Morocco.
In order to improve participants’ professional and academic skills, there will be four workshops and photoshooting:
- Workshop "The source of every photo: creative mind" lead by Weronika Kosinska
- Shooting"Morrocon Style" with models lead by Weronika Kosinska
- Outdoor Photoshoot with models
Exclusively for this edition, we are going to have as the main photographer teacher: Weronika Kosińska. She will support the participants during all the days of the projects. She will offer full time availability if someone has questions or need close attention.
Weronika Kosińska is one the most famous & important photographer in Poland and around Europe. Her work having been published in larger European publications such as Harper’s Bazaar Romania and Elléments Magazine. One of her shootings, made in her apartment and in the neighborhood, won fashion category in a big photo contest – Viva! Photo Awards 2013.
Since 2014 she has been creating hair beauty collections for Christophe Gaillet, the French ambassador of L’Oréal Professionnel Paris, and shooting for NIVEA.
“What single piece of advice would you give to amateur photographers to help them improve their results?”
Weronika: “Never give up! Do what you love and do it often. Invest and believe in yourself. Be patient.”
How is DISCOVER MARRAKECH organized and what is its output?
The role of participant is to take photos of Marrakech'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 is the agenda:
Thursday 24 January
09:15 – 09:30 Opening & Welcoming from Let me Italian You
09:30 – 12:30 Visit of Marrakech with Marrakech City Tour (1° tour, see above the details)
17:00 – 19:00 Workshop “The source of every photo: creative mind” lead by Weronika Kosinska
Friday 25 January
09:30 – 12:30 Visit of Marrakech with Marrakech City Tour (2° tour, see above the details)
15:30 - 17:00 Outdoor Shooting with models
Saturday 26 January
09:30 – 13:00 Shooting "Moroccon Style" with models
15:00 - 17:00 Visit of Jardin Majorelle
Sunday 27 January
10:00 – 12:30 Group photos' review lead by Weronika Kosinska
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: L’École Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech, Salah Bouade, Weronika Kosinska.
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 our official Flickr & Instagram (@letmeitalianyou) accounts.