In collaboration with Jane Stern Library, arte_FITS created Photojournalists with the intention of offering a creative and didactic space for the students of the José Santos Alegría School . During the six-week workshops, photographer, Claudia Palazzi, taught the basics of photography, from portraits to the usage of photoshop, while the foundation’s coordinator, Marinelly Bello worked on the museographic production.
As a branch within Communications, Photojournalism has served as a medium for historical registry were new forms of socio-cultural interpretations are made possible. From celebrity photography to documentary photography, Photojournalists provided the students with the environment and knowledge to develop their creativity while learning about their hometown, Dorado.
First Workshop, 2012: Characters of Dorado
When speaking of ‘idols’, the mind wanders around famous artists such as writers, musicians, actors, painters, etc. Through celebrity photography we are able to understand who these people are and how their impact on society has further portrayed them as archetypes in their professions.
For the first edition of Photojournalists, the students met a variety of Dorado’s eminent characters, who have represented the island at international levels, with the objective of working on their celebrity portraiture.
Second Workshop, 2013: Discovering Dorado
After the success of the first Photojournalist edition, arte_FITS produced a second workshop where the students had the opportunity to visit the cultural and touristic areas of Dorado. Accompanied by their cameras, the photojournalists walked through the city photographing all that is common yet unnoticed.
“Although I’d already been to Casa del Rey, going as a photojournalist was a different experience. This time I went looking for something more. I wanted to walk around the place, look for history, and take new things from the old.” Dixie Hernández
“It’s not east to arrive at Ojo de Buey, but once you’re there the view is so beautiful the only thing you can say is that it is a work of God.” Wilma Báez