“Through the eyes of the photographer: History, Work, Tradition, Landscapes”

Murlo, Castello di Murlo

15 – 17 luglio 2016


A creative and narrative itinerary in one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany

We will start our photographic session with shots inside a handmade glassware, documenting multiple processing steps.

It will be an exciting experience where we can test with our narrative and creative skills.


Then we continue with an afternoon session of shooting in the Etruscan archaeological area of Poggio Civitate, where there has been an on-going excavation site for many years in collaboration with Massachusetts Amherst University.

It will be a unique and very stimulating opportunity since we will be following the young excavators on the job, directed by the staff of archaeologists and professional restorers.


In the territory of Murlo and surroundings, nature and man’s intervention have coincided for centuries.

Siena and its traditions related to the Palio, in the historic cellars of Brunello di Montalcino, natural spas, medieval villages, the beautiful landscape: these are the issues that we will face and we will try to capture through our visual synthesis.


I will show you my point of view and my approach to the different situations, leaving space regarding the perception, composition and technical realisation of each photographic session.


As in all photo workshops, the aim is to help stimulate each participant to produce a series of creative and personal pictures which are able to capture the spirit of the place and at the same time are expressions of single individuality.


Our encounter will terminate with a detailed personal review of the work produced by each individual photographer.


The magnificent village of Murlo will be our base for all encounters.


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Born and raised in Tuscany, Sandro Santioli is one of Italy’s most acclaimed and distinguished landscape and color photographers.

His body of work extends from reportage to more “creative” photography, often seeing him on assignment with travel and geographical magazine titles such as National Geographic, Geo, Belleuropa and Bellitalia among others, with his images’ being regularly published in newspapers and magazines both in Italy and abroad.

 Santioli’s photos are frequently used as integral elements of advertising campaigns and websites and published books, brochures, calendars, posters and postcards.

 His work often receives lustrous critical reviews in art and photography titles.

 Since 1994 he has been regularly leading photography workshops, photography tours and courses, both in Italy and overseas. In this sector he is certainly one of the most outstanding and respected photographers in Italy and often collaborates with both private and public entities.

 So far, he has curated over 40 personal exhibitions, having held shows in Italy, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, China and the United States and has also featured in collective ventures.

 Sandro Santioli is represented by the following agencies: Luz Photo Agency, Corbis, Simephoto, Focus and Solent Agency who distributes his work worldwide and promote his exhibitions.

 The following list is a selection of Santioli’s more notable exhibitions and their respective hosting galleries:

 1997 Montalcino, Alla Rocca Exhibition Gallery

 1998 Badia Polesine (Rovigo), Town Hall Theatre

 2001 Marseille, Institute of Italian Culture

 2002 Hamburg, Institute of Italian Culture

 2002 Siena, Palazzo Pubblico

 2003 Verona, Spazio Scavi Scaligeri

 2004 Hanover, Hanover Fair, Guest of the Honor at theItalian Pavillion

 2005 San Quirico d’Orcia, palazzo Chigi-Saracini

 2005 Florence, Edison Gallery

 2006 Milan, Expo Arte Hilton

 2007 Margherita di Savoia, Ex Magazzini del Sale

 2008 Forte dei Marmi, Il Fortino Exhibition Centre

 2008 Forte dei Marmi, Arteforte International Fair

 2009 Milan, Spazio Expo Atahotel

 2009 Varese, Spazio Expo Atahotel

 2009 Prague, Institute of Italian Culture

 2009 Cascina (Pisa), Public Art Gallery

 2011 Siena, Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena

 2011 Tianjin, Gallery of Science and Technology

 2012 Capraia Fiorentina, Fornace Pasquinucci

 National Geographic Exhibitions:

 Reggio Calabria “open Air”, Corso Garibaldi, December 2009

 Mantova, September 2009

 Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni (group Exhibit) on February-May 2009 and 2011

 Busto Arsizio, Palazzo Marliani Cicogna, November 2011

 Foligno, International Festival Canti e Discanti, June/July 2012


Thursday 14th July

8.00 pm   meeting with the teacher and group dinner (optional)

Friday 15th – Saturday 16th

9.00 am – 7.00 pm           activity in the area

Sunday 17th

Morning                             activity in the area

2.00 pm                     Editing


The workshop will take place in Murlo, Castello di Murlo and in the area , in places choosen by the teacher

A dinner is planned on Thursday evening for the first meeting both with the teacher and the group; the participation of all the group is welcome.


The organization provides the accommodation based in the booking order. Participants are also free to choose alternative solutions and at their expense, in this case will be treated as local participants.


Total cost:           € 440,00

For local participants (no accommodation) : € 290,00

For companion, not participating to workshop, additional cost : € 69,00,( in double room)


  • The theoretical and practical course
  • Accommodation


Meals and everything that is not included in “the fee comprises”

Each participant will receive a certificate for participation at the end of the workshop


The payment to be made by bank transfer on IBAN

IT 85 T 01030 71910 000000003125

with reference “workshop Santioli 2016″






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