EXPOSURE+ PHOTO PRESENTS :
CAROL KÖRTING AND BENEDETTA DONATO
Time 11:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday 23 September, 2023
Location : GMBB Level 3, GMBB Reading Corner
No. 2, Jalan Robertson
50150 Kuala Lumpur
FREE TO JOIN
Please register your name as places are limited. First, come basis.
As a highlight of the opening weekend, Exposure+ Photo is proud to host a Keynote double presentation by our international guests Carol Körting and Benedetta Donato, each sharing valuable insights into topics within their roles in the photography industry.
1. CAROL KÖRTING : INTRICATE ROLE OF A PHOTO EDITOR
What does a photo editor do? Come and discover the multiple roles of photo editors from Carol Körting of Leica Fotografie International magazine. The photo editor manages all the complexities of a publication, particularly the selection of outstanding images, layouts, and text whilst working closely with designers, graphic artists, and photographers.
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Carol Körting, was born in Bogota, Colombia, and worked as a freelance photographer before studying photo editing at the Ostkreuz Schule für Fotografie in Berlin, Germany. She has served as photo editor for the renowned Leica Fotografie International Magazine (LFI) and its online platform for over a decade, during which time she has produced and edited countless photographic projects. As a professional portfolio reviewer, Körting was part of a team of jurors at numerous photography competitions. In addition, she gives talks, workshops and presentations on photo editing.
2. BENEDETTA DONATO : FIREFLIES ~ NEW PERSPECTIVES ON EMERGING ITALIAN PHOTOGRAPHY
"I received inspiration from the huge Gregory Crewdson exhibition inaugurated in Turin a few months ago and also presented at the Rencontres recently. This series a few years ago, was also exposed and makes you think about how Fireflies speaks to the most elemental features of photography: beauty and meaning derived through light. They live through light and have existed long before man invented the light bulb. Firefly populations, which are indicators of the state of health of the environment, are declining in several areas of the world, especially in Italy.
The light fireflies produce is probably the most efficient, is luminescent and for all of us they represent memories, moments to relive and recreate through the glare of photography. Fireflies represent the ideal metaphor to focus on authors and projects that have the ability to enlighten us and illuminate reality with their perspectives.
With a different light!
My talk will be illustrated by a selection of about 10-15 artists who articulated different themes, such as family, motherhood, relationships, landscape, environment, places, and identity." ~ Benedetta Donato
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Benedetta Donato is a photography critic, editor and curator. She deals with exhibition and publishing projects within visual culture. She is the Director of the Romano Cagnoni Award an International Photojournalism Award and she is a board member of the Romano Cagnoni Foundation. Among the several exhibitions and publications, she curated: Marco Zanella, Scalandrê (Ponchiell Prize Winner/GRIN - Cortona On The Move Festival, 2023); Nicolò Filippo Rosso, EXODUS (RCA Winner - Photolux Festival, 2022); VV.AA. A Soft Gaze At Intimacy (SelfSelf Books, 2022) Contemporary Japanese Photography section (Encyclopedia of Contemporary Art, Istituto Treccani, 2021), 18 Explorations – Collective show (Église - Palermo Italian Capital of Culture, 2018) and many others.
In 2021 she won RESET Call for Papers, promoted by Sistema Festival Fotografia, launched as part of the 2020 competition notice Strategia Fotografia of the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity (DGCC) of the Italian Ministry of Culture (MiC). She is also a portfolio reviewer, a frequent jury in international events, and one of the LOBA - Leica Oskar Barnack Award nominators. Since 2015 she is contributing editor at IL FOTOGRAFO Magazine.
In between presentations, we will be screening promotional videos from our partner festivals
Yakushima Photography Festival, Japan
T3 Photo Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Auckland Festival of Photography, New Zealand