Press & Testimonials
The sun slowly rises against an 18th-century Mallorcan farmhouse in Spain. Inside, seven photographers lounge, coffee in hand, near a cackling fireplace. Sleepy-eyed yet engaged, each weighs in on the discussion: from ethics debates to work critiques to personal disclosures. They have talked through the night and, well, for seven days, about one thing: eroticism...
Donna Ferrato es una fotografa estadounidense con una extensa carrera por medios como New York Times o Time y con premios tan importantes como el Eugene Smith. Actualmente coordina los talleres The Erotic Eye Workshops, unos retiros para fotografos en los que trabajan alrededor del erotismo y sus diferentes manifestaciones. Hablamos con ella dias antes de que de comienzo un nuevo taller que se desarrollara en Berlin...
Nordkurier am Wochenende
"Ein Hauch New York in Rensow." Hard copy only.
"What's the workshop? I can't tell you. It's amazing... When I came in I thought I could take pictures... And then every day, the experience grows on you. Everyone together with three teachers running around getting to understand what each [participant] needs, what each wants, each with their different eye. For me, I will never leave my camera at home again." -Eyal Levy, Erotic Eye Mallorca & Berlin
"From Donna, I learned to not have fear; to go inside, get closer." -Chiara Pansini, Erotic Eye Mallorca & Berlin
"I didn't come here to become a photographer of 'eroticism' as most people think of it. When you think about what we're doing here it's 'the erotic eye;' it's beauty, it's sensuous... Observing [the subjects he met] with respect and humility and finding the love in [their relationship]. Going home, back to my street photography, it makes me look with a different eye." -Stephen Pile, Erotic Eye Mallorca & Berlin
"I don't think [the workshop] could be better. There is a little chaos in this workshop, but it helps a lot... I think from the chaos, everything can come." -Gabriela C, Erotic Eye Mallorca & Berlin
Previous Donna Ferrato Workshops
Venice: Love & Intimacy, Venice, Italy, 2013
Terrorism, New York, NY, 2011
Domestic Violence, East Hampton, NY, 2011
Drive-by Shootings, Newark, NJ, 2007
Risky Pictures, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, the U.S., 2004-2010
“After critiquing our work together and being pushed past our self-made boundaries, I instantly saw the difference it made in our work…Participating in these workshops, I am a more fearless photographer, more patient, more observant.” - Danielle Stack
“I thank Donna Ferrato, who made me realize that I had chosen the right path and with her witty and constructive criticism encouraged me to grow and mature…Donna has stimulated my photographic creativity.” - Anna Svelto
“I was lucky enough to be able to work alongside a great and wonderful photographer and a great and wonderful woman. She was able to transmit her determination and energy, which transformed itself into an inner message for me.” - Eleonora Lauro
“I had known and studied Donna’s work, but it was when I saw her speak at Look3 that I knew she was someone I wanted to learn from. She had this infectious energy that was so palpable, you began to understand how she’s made all these amazing pictures.” - Jordan Weitzman