Pax Paloscia, 2016

Pax Paloscia, 2016



“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct, acting from inner necessity." At Raw Messina, we strive to play with the objects we love: books, movies, paintings, photographs. A multidisciplinary approach has proved to be vital for us, and in the past few weeks, we’ve been strategizing how to share our values with a wider audience. 

We are now proud to introduce our first symposium series, to be held at our headquarters in Milan in May and June. It's a series of talks, with the option fo having your own work reviewed by a few prestigious guests. 

The series is open to photographers who wish to have their beliefs questioned and their inspiration rejuvenated.

The core meetings will be moderated by Gabriele Stabile ( photographer ) and Valentina Casacchia ( art historian, curator ), who will facilitate the debate and introduce the attendees' work to the guests. Our prestigious guests will include:

Emanuela Audisio (Journalist and writer, La Repubblica)         May 4th-5th 

Thea Traff (Senior Photo Editor, Time Magazine)                   May 10th-11th 

Tina Magazzini ( European Univeristy Institute )                    May 18th-19th

Germano D’Acquisto (Art Editor, Marie Claire)                       May 25th-26th

Giulia Ticozzi (Photo editor, la Repubblica)                              June 1st-2nd

Amber Terranova ( Magnum Photo, Education, Consultant)   June 8th-9th

The weekend workshops will be held every weekend in May and the first two weekends in June. Sessions are on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a brief lunch break. To ensure that attendees, moderators, and guests participate creatively, the minimum attendance period is two days. 

Even if the main core of the symposium is speculative, attendees will be asked to shoot photographs between weekends (if attending for two weekends or more) and to present their photographs to their peers. 



Seats are limited; we will keep the classes small and intimate. To apply, please send us a portfolio of 12 images (can be singles or a story) at an internet-friendly size (jpg, 72dpi, 3000px long size max) and a brief bio/statement about you, your work, and your goals as a photographer.

More info fees and submissions:

Guest Lecturers:

Emanuela Audisio (Journalist and writer, La Repubblica)

Emanuela Audisio, is an Italian journalist and writer for La Repubblica. 

She has covered extensively several important sports events as the Soccer World Cup, the World Athletics and the Olympic Games.  

She wrote three books, published in Italy by Mondadori: “Il ventre di Maradona”, “Bambini infiniti” e “Tutti i cerchi del mondo”.

She is also the author of several award winning documentaries and the first woman to win the coveted Vazquez-Montalban Prize for her sports coverage. 

Valentina Casacchia (Art Historian, Curator and Art Advisor)

Valentina Casacchia is an art historian, curator and art advisor. She worked in Paris and New York for several institutions and modern contemporary art collections: Solomon R. Guggeheim Museum, The Jersey City Museum, The Armoni Show, Marie de Beyrie Collection, Gregory Callimanopulos Collection, Freight+Volume Gallery. She was the Regional Directore Europe of MutualArt / APT Collection. 

Germano D’Acquisto (Editor in chief Art & photography Marieclaire)

Is an Italian journalist since 2001. He’s been editor at “La Provincia di Lecco” until 2006 covering crime and city stories. Since June 2006, he has moved to Marie Claire, where he is editor in chief or the arts and photography section of the magazine.  In the past he contributed to Cosmopolitan, L’Uomo Vogue, Air France Magazine, Il Tempo di Roma. 

Tina Magazzini ( Researcher, European Institute University ),

Tina is an academic researcher. Her interests are in the field of comparative politics, migration and integration policies, diversity management, identity and the relationship betweenmajorities, minorities and states. She holds a PhD in Human Rights and has worked with UNESCO, the European Commission and various NGOs. Her research was awarded the 2016 Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship and the 2018 Social Impact Award from the Marie Curie Alumni Association.  

Gabriele Stabile ( photographer ). Gabriele is an Italian photographer whose work has been widely exhibited, collected and ran on many fine publications, papers and books. He was the staff photographer at the multi award winning magazine Lucky Peach, which he contributed to launch, and a steady contributor to the New Yorker and FADER, under Phil Bicker’s careful art direction. He is a graduate and faculty member of the ICP-NY, and co-author, with Juliet Linderman, of “Refugee Hotel” a groundbreaking collection of oral histories and photographs chronicling the refugees’ resettlement process in America, published by McSweeneys’ ( San Francisco, 2013 ) 

Amber Terranova (Photo Editor, Educator, Consultant, SVA, Magnum Photos )

Amber Terranova is an experienced NY-based photo editor, educator and visual producer. 

She is currently teaching at School of Visual Arts and consulting with Magnum Photos Education. Amber has extensive marketing, photo directing, commissioning and consultancy experience for multiple major brands and publications around the world. 

Amber has worked as a photo editor at People Magazine, Time Home Entertainment, The New Yorker, and from 2008 to 2012 she held the position of Photo Editor for Photo District News (PDN), the leading magazine for professional photographers. 

Previously, she held position at new York magazine and Outside magazine.

In 2013 Amber was the interim Director at the Bilder Nordic School of Photography. 

Giulia Ticozzi (Photo Editor, la Repubblica)

Born in 1984 in Milan, Giulia was assistant at Francesco Jodice studio, photo editor at Il Post and at La Stampa. She teaches history of photography ad CFP.Bauer, collaborates with independent research platforms as Exposed and OIGO.

She currently works as photo editor at la Repubblica.

Thea Traff ( Senior Editor, TIME Magazine ) 

Thea Is a Senior Photo Editor at TIME Magazine, where she produces and edits photography for the print edition and website. Prior to TIME, Thea was a photo editor at The New Yorker for five years, where she produced “Faces of a Epidemic,” which won the 2018 National Magazine Award for Feature Photography. Thea is also a member of the 2018-19 mentorship class for Women Photograph.