New York photographer Karen Marshall documents social issues. She has worked on a series of long-term projects that contemplate familial relationships and convey ideas about people and place within the cultural landscape.
For the past 25 years she has photographed for editorial, corporate, non-profit, and advertising clients in the US, Europe, South Africa, Asia, and Latin America. An expert at visual storytelling, Karen has a thriving consulting business assisting photographers, foundations, and small companies in the creation of visual narratives.
Karen lectures frequently and is a committed mentor. She is a seminar leader in the fulltime Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program at The International Center of Photography where she has been on the faculty for the past 20 years. She is an Associate Professor (Adjunct) at New York University, mentors MFA candidates at the Maine Media Workshops, and teaches independent workshops in the United States, China, Germany, Italy, and Columbia.
For more information on Karen's work, visit her website at karenmarshallphoto.com.
Alessandro Ghirelli is an Italian photographer, videographer and post producer based in Naples.
After receiving a graduate degree in Cinema, Television and Multi-Media production from IULM University in Milan, he worked in TV and cinema as a screenwriter and assistant director.
When his interests shifted to still photography he attended a post-graduate program in Digital Photojournalism at the Contrasto Agency in Milan. Later he received a certificate in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism from the International Centre of Photography in New York where he was awarded the George and Joyce Moss Scholarship in 2012.
Ghirelli works as a teaching assistant at ICP, and assists several international photographers on location in the US, Great Britain, China and Africa. Well versed in post-production he has managed the post-processing and printing for numerous photographers. For Jean Pierre and Eliane Laffont he scanned and restored a large film archive that became part of the recently released book “Photographer’s Paradise: Turbulent America 1960-1990”, winner of a Lucie Award in 2014.
Monica Malpezzi Price
Monica Malpezzi Price has grown up living a trans-Atlantic life between the US and Italy thanks to a bicultural family (Italian mother and American father). Some of Monica's best childhood memories throughout the years have been assisting Holly Smith Pedlosky during her Lake Como and Venice Photography Workshops. Monica has spent summers in Italy leading bike tours for the family business her entire life. In 2008, at the ripe old age of 30, Monica and her sister bought the business from their parents; Monica now manages all European Operations for the business from Faenza, Italy in north-central Italy. Other travel experiences have included France as a post-high school exchange student, India and Ghana for a semester each during university, and numerous other countries traveled (by bicycle and not).
Happily part of the family that introduced Holly to the authentic Italy and that first encouraged Holly to offer photography workshops abroad, Monica is thrilled to be directing the 2012 Lake Como Workshop. Monica has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Oregon and a M.S. in Development Management from American University in Washington DC. Visit experienceplus.com.
Holly Smith Pedlosky
Holly Smith Pedlosky first started teaching photography in Italy in 1985 for the Malpezzi Price family & their family business/passion of offering connections between Americans and other cultures.
Holly went on to found ItalyPhotoWorkshops, and she taught for New York's International Center of Photography in Venice or on Lake Como every summer.
Following in her vision and legacy, we are happy to continue offering Italy Photo Workshops in her memory.