Space Invaders: Getting Up Close and Personal with Donato DiCamillo

Learn how to shoot intimate portraits of strangers with Donato DiCamillo. He’ll guide you on how to get close to your subject without anxiety and fear.

Space Invaders: Getting Up Close and Personal with Donato DiCamillo

Featuring: Donato DiCamillo

Presented in partnership with

Leica and Leica Akademie

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, September 15 | 7-8PM
Location: Leica Tent

 

Learn how to shoot intimate portraits of strangers with Donato DiCamillo. He’ll guide you on how to get close to your subject without anxiety and fear.

PANELIST BIO

Born in Brooklyn, Donato Di Camillo suffered behavioral problems with anger and was expelled from school at the age of 16 for violence, eventually finding himself in and out of behavioral institutions and jails. Ironically, Donato became intensely interested in photography while serving out a federal prison sentence in Petersburg, Virginia, and the Petersburg, Virginia Medium Correctional Institution (MCI). After his release in 2012, Donato photographed bugs, plants or anything else within the restricted 120-foot radius of his home. Donato was featured in multiple publications and news broadcasts such as BBC, Washington Post, CBC, Huffington Post and was invited to speak at the prestigious HEARST magazines annual summit. Donato continues to focus on people and plans to put out his first book in late 2017. He currently resides in Staten Island, New York.

LEICA ON LOAN

Experience Photoville through the lens of a Leica camera with our daily Leica-on-Loan program. Bring your SD card and your passion for photography, we’ll provide the right tools to capture unforgettable moments in and around Photoville.

A selection of Leica cameras and lenses are available to loan on a first-come, first-served basis. Valid ID and credit card required to participate.

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