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NOPANIC: Rimini in the 3rd Millennium Photography Project

  • via niccolo machiavelli 17 Rimini Italy (map)

The Workshop

Join some of Italy’s most talented and eccentric photographers for an exclusive 5-day event on the Adriatic Riviera. You’ll experience in Rimini at the height of the tourist season when the city and its beaches are heaving with tourists and the nightlife is at full throttle. And while we intend to take full advantage of the summer atmosphere, shooting at the iconic free beach and local underground bars, we’ll also venture into the peaceful countryside around Rimini and work in the studio at CAMERECHIARE.


The photographers leading this event are undertaking a project to document the Adriatic Riviera and in particular Rimini. Each of them bring a wealth of experience and their own unique perspective to the project. For aspiring photographers, this is an ideal opportunity to catapult your career and work side-by-side with legendary Italian photographers on a project. As a contributing photographer, your work will be showcased alongside theirs in a book, an exhibition and digital project.

Workshop Outline

Our aim is to deliver an immersive experience, shooting together, editing together, eating together, and having fun together. This outline will give you a breakdown of what you can expect during the workshop, but session may change to accommodate the objectives of the project:

Wednesday – Enrico De Luigi

Chico de Luigi

We get started on Wednesday afternoon at CAMERECHIARE with Enrico ‘Chico’ De Luigi. Chico was born in Rimini during the sixties when it became a trendy holiday destination for Italy’s elite. He found his passion for photography at an early age and spent his childhood photographing everything in Rimini. At twenty-five, he began working as a celebrity portrait photographer with an Italian magazine before joining Fandango as a movie still photographer. There he worked with acclaimed film directors on sets of over 25 films around the world. In all, his career has spanned still photography, photojournalism, portrait photography, and now his unique NOPANIC Workshops — designed to help photographers of all levels push their boundaries. In 2010 he created BLOB, a daily photo diary that contains more than 30.000 pictures. CAMERECHIARE is Chico’s home and studio, a place that reflects his passion for photography and where artists come to collaborate and inspire.

  • NOPANIC – Workshop at CAMERECHIARE – 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Rooftop dinner and journey with Settimio Benedusi – 8 pm to 10 pm

Thursday – Settimio Benedusi

Settimio Benedusi

Settimo Benedusi was born in Imperia and moved to Milan in his late teens. He spent his youth fucking around and taking advantage of the economic boom of the sixties as a jack of all trades, but master of none. While unwillingly studying law, he began exploring photography. It was the mythical eighties, a time when any moron could find a role in the photographic world. Benedusi started out as an assistant, then in 1990 began establishing his own brand. A series of fortunate events put him in the right place at the right time and he got his hands on a journalist press card, acquiring unreasonable privileges. He toured the world, convinced was doing something dangerous and innovative, meanwhile, he was, in fact, being dragged around like a Milanese yuppie, which he really is. In 2003 he started a blog, using words like sincerity and truth and sharing, made him popular and success continued to land in his lap. To date, he’s lectured at the European Institute of Design, the Toscana Photographic Workshop and we’ve finally invited him to host a session at The CAMERECHIARE Summer Photography Workshop.

  • Shooting at Rimini Free Beach – 10 am to 1 pm
  • Street food lunch – 1 pm to 3 pm
  • Shooting at Rimini Free Beach – 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Rooftop dinner and journey with Toni Thorimbert – 8 pm to 10 pm

Friday – Toni Thorimbert

Toni Thorimbert

Born in 1957 in Lausanne, Toni Thorimbert began his career in Italy in the mid-seventies as a politically involved reportage photographer. At the age of 20, he won his first award for excellence from the Italian Professional Photographers Association. In the 80s, masterly mixing the iconic styles of fashion, portrait and reportage he contributed to defining the image of magazines such as Amica, Max, Sette, Italian Vanity Fair and Myster. In the 90s he started to export his work and his name overseas, shooting, among others, for magazines such as Brutus, Wallpaper, Du, Details and Mademoiselle. In 1995 he received the Art Director Club award for creativity in portrait photography. Diesel, Fred Perry, Lierac, Heineken, Ducati, Volkswagen, Pirelli and Martini are only a few brands out of his consolidated advertising client list. His photographs have been largely exhibited in galleries and museums, both in Italy and abroad. In 1998 he curated the exhibition “IMAGES FROM THE INNER WORLD, A NEW HUMAN LANDSCAPE” at the “Rencontres Internationales de photographie d’Arles”. And in 2000 he published the autobiographical book TRANSFERT, curated by Filippo Maggia, and in 2006 “Carta Stampata” (Printed paper), curated by Giovanna Calvenzi, 30 years of magazines photography.

  • Shooting in the countryside – 10 am to 1 pm
  • Lunch in Santuario Madonna Di Saiano – 1 pm to 3 pm
  • Shooting in the countryside – 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Rooftop dinner at CAMERECHIARE and journey with Jacopo Benassi – 8 pm – 10 pm

Saturday – Jacopo Benassi

Jacopo Benassi

Jacopo Benassi was born in La Spezia, Italy in 1970. He began his career as an assistant to Sergio Fregoso who had a profound influence on his work, before moving on to make a name for himself. In 2009 the 1861 United Agency published his monumental monograph, The Ecology of Image and in 2010 he participated in ” no soul for sale ” at the Tate Modern in London. In 2011 he opened talkinass paper and records, producing magazine and recording artists from the international underground scene, working with the likes of Paolo Sorrentino, Daniele Ciprì, Asia Argento. Jacopo regularly contributes to publications such as Rolling StoneGQWired Italy, Riders and  11 Freunde and participates in international fairs and exhibitions. He still lives, performs, drinks, eats, and conducts experiments in La Spezia where, until recently, he owned and ran the BTomic club. A four-year long photographic project, during which Jacopo recorded local artists performing at the club. Now you can find him at Klat and Talkinass.

  • Free morning
  • Lunch at CAMERECHIARE – 1 pm to 3 pm
  • Editing and self-publishing a book – 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Rooftop dinner at CAMERECHIARE – 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Late night photo shoot at La Brezza with Jacopo Benassi – 11 pm onward

Wednesday to Sunday – Stefania Molteni

Stefania Molteni

Stefania is an art director, photo editor and curator. She spent several years with Blobcg, the Italian agent for Art+Commerce Agency, representing photographers, stylists, and creative directors for assignment, special projects, and image licensing. In 2007 she joined Hearst Magazines as a photo editor where she was instrumental in defining Riders Magazine – a mens lifestyle and motorcycle publication. As photo editor for Riders, Stefania was responsible for ideation and realization of cover and inside stories as well as coordinating image productions on and outside photo sets. In 2015 she joined La Triennale di Milano as a consulting art director on Mi-Bg 49 km and currently works with various international fashion and advertising brands on campaign development and art direction. Stefania will be present throughout the event, imparting expert guidance on image selection, photo editing and publishing our book.

Sunday 13th programme

  • Free morning
  • Traditional Romagna lunch – 1 pm to 3 pm
  • Editing the book at CAMERECHIARE – 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Aperitivo and workshop close.

Who is this for?

Professionals / experienced photographers: This workshop deepens your knowledge of photography and teaches you how to express yourself and uncover your unique perspective.

Attendees: The workshop will be conducted in English and Italian and we have limited the number of attendees to 9 to thereby ensuring a personal atmosphere.

What does the price?

The cost of the workshop is €1,200.00

We have planned this tour so that you’ll rarely need to reach for your wallet. The price includes all your transport during the workshop, five nights of shared accommodation in comfortable apartments nearby CAMERECHIARE, meals and beverages.

It does not include:

Airfares. We’ll meet you in Rimini, but you’ll have to make your way here and home. There is a comfortable bus directly to Rimini from Bologna airport.

Travel insurance. You need to sort this out for yourself.

Drinks. We’ll always have our evening meal together, including drinks. However, we won’t be able to pick up your bar tab!

Other costs. This should go without saying, but just to be clear: We can’t help you with any additional airline charges, Paypal fees, credit card fines or bail payments.

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Earlier Event: July 23