the project Luminesia online www.2luminesia.wordpress.com first saw the light with a post published on Dec. 22nd 2012. My goal, with this project, was to teach students photography, with self-portraiture as a first step. “Luminesia is a place, filled with light, where you may see yourself…” I was quoted saying in an article on the project published last year. As you may read under Project, self-portraits were achieved through the concept of empathy. The approach to poetry was called to refine their sensibility to translate feelings into pictures. They could choose from a vast array of poems on the site www.annamoscawordpress.com whatever resonated with them. It was a conversation on mutual artistic vulnerability.
This has been a very exciting project that touched and changed the lives of many, bringing a new challenge in both the academic and the self-portrait worlds. Along with the basic principles of photography, students learned the history of photography, composition and personal expression. Exercises taught them to go deeper into self-portrait by representing their emotions. They also learned to be an active part of a collective blog and to open and curate their own personal photographic blogs. We achieved a lot, I must say!
Luminesia online ends with this post but, what has started well before 2012 and found here a suitable window online, will keep on living through different channels and locations. It will be my pleasure to inform you of future developments and projects or you can visit my blog for any news.
It’s my desire to thank all of my students of the Photography Course 2012-13 at the Acme Academy in Milan – Italy, and all the readers who faithfully followed us. My gratitude goes out especially to the Operative Team who diligently worked on the posts. Thank you Anna Facchinetti, Mattia Terribile, Mirela Burcà, Cesare Pasquali. These students mentioned were always present and active in the vision I carried of Luminesia online and we spent long extra hours at school and on line to achieve what you have seen. They are also bringing forth some very interesting personal photographic projects on their own blogs. I invite you to check them out.
I remind you here that if you click on each name, the ones just mentioned as the ones showing in all the previous posts, you will be redirected to each personal blog of every student. It’s my wish that the personal blogs started with this project by my students will not stop breathing and that they may be followed with the same enthusiasm we felt from you for Luminesia.
Wishing my students and all of you readers to grow in every project you undertake,
my appreciation and sincere thanks,
Prof. Anna Mosca