Dear students and friends,
also this year is almost over! The workshop on the Virgin of Guadalupe’s celebrations happily completed my teaching that has brought many of you to share life and photography with me in 2013.
I can now finally state that the new BazanPhotos Workshop page is finally up; it’s a site totally dedicated to my students’ work.
The new design has been curated by my dear friend Juan de la Cruz. You will have the opportunity to see all the images of the new groups Na Verdade, Bahia, agust 013, Nosotros Y Los Otros, Oaxaca, October 013, Los Vampiros de la Fotografia, November 013 and finally of the group Vayenle, Mexico, December 013.
You will find a new video interview on the birth of my workshops, my teaching philosophy and many other news.
In this 2013 that is about to end the scholarship fund was also born, thank to the generosity of some of you. The Fund will allow to to students each year to study with me tuition-free.
One of the two scholarships, dedicated to my father’s memory, has been awarded to Rafael Ruiz, the Spanish students that inspired the birth of the scholarship fund. Along with the other founders of the prize we unanimously decided to reward his great talent and his noble spirit.
I would like to thank all the young photographers that have already applied for the second scholarship for 2014. The deadline is January 15th, 2014. WE look forward to receiving your applications.
In order to receive the scholarship guidelines please download the PDF on the new web page or write to me at the following address:
I think this is the best opportunity to thank all the students involved in the creation of the BazanPhotos Scholarship Fund: Andree Thorpe, Barbara Beltramello, Bob & Calli Mc Caw, Brindusa Fidanza, Chris Chadbourne, Colin Steel, Daniele Alamia, David Myers, Elsie Hull, Frank Baudino, Giorgio Vacirca, Jenny Bogoni, Juan de la Cruz, Kevin Sweeney, Mark Caceres, Mark Silverberg, Monica Jimenez, Rafael Ruiz, Sandra Pereznieto, Sorin Frasina and Willard Pate. Thank you for your generous gesture!
In my desire to give back more, staring next year during the Easter in Sicily workshop, we will begin a new Master Workshops Series. The philosophy behind that is that each photographer invited is a special human being first and then a visionaries. Since the inception of my career I always felt that a decent human being has to come first.
The first guest with whom I’ll have the great privilege to co-teach the course with will be my good friend and fabulous color photographer Jeff Jacobson. If you are not familiar with his soulful work please visit his web page to learn more about it.
As always, the workshop is filling up rapidly. Early enrollment is strongly suggested.
Please note that, at least for 2014, the workshop’s fee will remain the same. As I said, after the creation fo the scholarship fund is another way to share and extend my solidarity to other marvelous people. I keep reminding myself that I only have this life to try to accomplish some of my dreams.
2014 will begin with the beautiful workshop inside the national park of Chapada Diamantina in the state of Bahia, Brazil. It’s a unique workshop, a true life-adventure. Don’t miss it! The workshop will start on the 20th of January and will end on the 29th. As I write, there are only two students enrolled. It will be an intimate and unique workshop.
It will be followed by the workshop during the celebration of Yemanja, the goddess of the sea in the candomblè religion. After the extraordinary experience from last year, I’ll return in the same places with renewed interest and inspiration. I slightly changed the schedule to have an even bigger number of photographic opportunities. It’s a workshop that will give you the opportunity to get to know the spiritual magic of Bahia and its people.
As always, I look forward to hearing from you.
A fraternal hug for all of you.