Editorial Photo Editing Workshop with Francesco Merlini and Manila Camarini at IMP Festival
Manila camarini, photo editor of the weekly D La Repubblica, and Francesco Merlini, photo editor and photographer of Prospekt Photographers will discuss the theme of photo editing aimed at the editorial proposal. During the workshop the image selection process and the preparation of the photographic and textual material composing a photographic reportage will be treated with particular attention.
Manila Camarini is the chief photo editor for D La Repubblica. Born in Milan in 1973, Manila Camarini started her career as a photographic agent working for major Italian newspapers. Photo editor for Panorama Travel Mondadori and Condè Nast Traveller. In 2003, she worked as a professional journalist and photo editor for D La Repubblica and in November 2014 she became chief photo editor for D Lui.
After covering Italian news, Francesco Merlini now works mainly on personal long-term projects, reportages and editorials, always looking for a point of contact between his photojournalistic background and a strong interest for metaphors and symbolism.
In 2020 Francesco was shortlisted for the “Prix HSBC pour la Photographie”. In 2021 he's been one of the nominees for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. His pictures have been published on national and international magazines and newspapers and his projects have been exhibited worldwide in collective and solo exhibitions.
In parallel with his photographic career, in the last five years Francesco has coordinated the international documentary agency Prospekt, taking on the role of photo editor and curator, working closely with some of the most awarded contemporary reportage photographers and with the most important magazine from around the world.
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