Donna Ferrato

Photographer
      
PHotoEspaña Madrid 03.08.19 - 03.09.19
Location: New York
Nationality: American/Italian
Biography:   Donna Ferrato is an internationally acclaimed photojournalist known for her groundbreaking documentation of the hidden world of domestic violence. Her seminal book   Living With the Enemy   (Aperture, 1991) went into four... read on
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PHotoEspaña Madrid 03.08.19 - 03.09.19
donna ferrato
Mar 22, 2019
Although the PHotoEspaña workshop was only 48 hours, it was meaningful. Every student asked for stronger tools in their quest to become better visual communicators. Sometimes my criticisms can be tough; yet everyone realized they were important to me as distinctly unique individuals.  My words come from a concern to get them closer to their own versions of truth.  Essentially my purpose as a workshop leader is to remind them to do no harm as photographers working in a deeply divided, unfair world.  

I asked photographers to document the International Women's Day March. Now I would like to share my images here. How lucky was I to be walking with everyone singing and chanting for women's rights. I believe things will get better when we are united and we are truly visible.  We must take back the power for our lives to soar as free birds.

Gracias to the great Oliva María Rubio for her vision, to the translators, and to my friend, Celina Alvarado for showing her photographs of the space man. Also a special thanks to the group of students, Jon Bradburn, Alain Coiffier, Maria Rosa Sanchiz, Concha Fernandez Vazquez, Rufino Manuel, Gregorio Puado, Emy de Lema Nafria, Yael González-Choren, Marina Struk, Fran Villalba, Nuno Perestrelo, Daniella Rangel, and Alvaro Rasheed.  This workshop was for you and I, too, learned from you.

Class photos by: Emy de Lema Nafria
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By Donna Ferrato / IUPUI — As  HOLY, the book, is being printed in Italy, HOLY,  the show, has landed on American soil. Donna..
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PRINT SALE - Fundraiser for Sanctuary

By Donna Ferrato / New York City — Dear Folks Thanks for the awesome response to our fundraiser.  However, I feel your help will be more..
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THE TRIBECA SHOW - About the Opening Night

By Donna Ferrato — Yesterday we had a great opening night of The Tribeca Show at Apex Art in Tribeca. Many people came to check..
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ELLIOTT ERWITT, SILENCE SOUNDS GOOD - Documentary Film by Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu

By Donna Ferrato — This is the DOC of the year. What a joy to find out the master is still as wry as he is spry.  Elliott..
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Halloween Tribeca NYC

By Donna Ferrato / Tribeca — Tribeca is a die-hard place where all nature of spirit co-mingles. On Halloween, families with kids run (not..
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North American photographer Donna Ferrato receives the PhotoEspaña 2019 BARTOLOMÉ ROS prize

By Donna Ferrato — Donna Ferrato receives the PHotoESPAÑA award for excellence. This recognition is for her documentary..
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PhotoEspaña - Holy Exhibit at Circulo de Bellas Artes Madrid

By Donna Ferrato — Holy exhibit at Circulo de Bellas Artes Madrid is part of my upcoming book of the same name to be published..
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SILVER: Stories that shine a light on the wisdom and wildness of old women. By Irene van Nispen-Kress

By Donna Ferrato — Every woman in the trail-blazing book by Dutch photographer, Irene van Nispen-Kress, is a rare bird. Bound..
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HIPA's Hope

By Donna Ferrato — Being invited to Dubai for HIPA's 8th annual photography award as a judge was an honor.  I was one..
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Bare Breasted Against Breast Cancer fundraiser

By Donna Ferrato — I'm pleased to announce three of my Tribeca photographs are being auctioned to raise vital funding for..
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My neighbor Taylor Swift

By Donna Ferrato — It's kinda fun to live in a neighborhood where you leave the house and run into Taylor Swift, leaving..
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From Behind Closed Doors to #MeToo: A Conversation with Donna Ferrato and Nona Willis Aronowitz

By Donna Ferrato — Thursday, July 26, 2018 / 6-8:30PM Annenberg Space for Photography Donna Ferrato is a woman and a..
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1968-2018: Marching for our Lives, Washington, D.C.

By Donna Ferrato — Marching for our Lives felt like being born again. Back in 1968 the peace and love generation said "we don't..
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MacLean's Interview: What is wrong with white women?

By Donna Ferrato — Donna Ferrato, the renowned photographer known for her work on domestic violence, looks back on the Women’s..
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ANNOUNCING: Sacred Eye Workshop Sicily

By Donna Ferrato — May 25-June 3, 2018 With Donna Ferrato, Tomeu Coll, & special guest Letizia Battaglia The first in a..
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TIME: Black Eyes Don't Lie by Donna Ferrato

By Donna Ferrato — She didn’t run into a door. She didn’t get punched by a stranger in the street. Someone who claimed to love..
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Two new workshops in collaboration with Loculars

By Donna Ferrato — If you've wanted to join me on one of my workshops but can't get away for a whole week, now's your chance to..
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Loculars Exhibition: Photos from Saturday Night

By Donna Ferrato — Thank you for Saturday! A short but sweet photography event with great street photographers and some of the..
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Print Shop Now Open

By Donna Ferrato — We are excited to offer a selection of new and vintage images, as well as one limited edition poster, for..
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Tomorrow, the chance to win a portfolio review with me

By Donna Ferrato — Tomorrow I'll be giving a lecture at K&M Camera, NYC. The talk is free and open to all, and you can..
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An Evening with Donna Ferrato by K&M Camera

By Donna Ferrato — Preview, event .  Join us Wednesday the Twenty-Third for a talk with photographer and activist Donna..
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Erotic Eye Workshop LA Video Premiere + Cortona Workshop

By Donna Ferrato — Watch the EE LA film It was the end of the trilogy of the Erotic Eye Workshops; which began in Mallorca,..
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Retrospective + Workshop at Cortona on the Move

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Interview with Young Survivor of Domestic Violence

By Donna Ferrato — I recently had a conversation with a young survivor of domestic violence who lives in Kosovo. He hopes to..
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