SPEAKERS WPC ROMA 2020
Fernando Cerrone was born in Salerno in 1975 where he obtained his professional diploma in photography at the ABAN (Academy of Fine Arts of Nola.) great passion for photography led him to undertake studies and courses that form him as a professional established in his field . Wedding photographer, he obtained the QEP (Qualified European Photographer) certification in 2017. Photographer of the Year 2018 in the wedding category in the renowned annual FEP contest (European Federation of Professional Photographers). In the same year he obtained the MQEP (Master Qualified European Photographer) a title reserved for the best European photographers. To reach the MQEP level, the photographer must demonstrate impeccable technical skills and a strong vision. For several years he has been a Master in professional photographic workshops throughout Italy. Winner of several international contests related to wedding photography. In 2019 he received the nomination of Hasselblad Local Ambassador and FOWA Ambassador, this is a new starting point with many new incentives to do better and better in a world in continuous evolution.
Ben Shirk is an internationally award winning professional photographer. Growing up in a log cabin near a small farming community of Wilton Iowa he spent his days exploring the woods, swimming in rivers and developing his imagination. Today his stunning images are known worldwide for the creativity and depth of storytelling. Ben currently holds many International, National and State Photography Titles for his unique images and operates a thriving studio out of that same small farming community attracting clients from across the US creating dynamic images of high school seniors, athletes, and children.
Portrait photographer. Twenty years of experience in the photography of "people" ranging from portrait to celebrity, beauty, adv and always keeping an eye on social reportage. He coordinated the photography department of the European Institute of Design and is a lecturer in Education for photographic language at Raffles School, a design university in Milan. His portfolio includes authorial and commercial works for FIAT, Iveco, Lavazza, Chicco, Oréal and the publication of four photo books: "Ecce Femina" (2000), "99 for Amnesty" (2003), "La Soglia. Life, prison and theater "(Orvieto Prof. Photography Awards 2005 reportage award)," Go 4 it / Universiade 2007 ". He edited the image for various show business personalities, Arturo Brachetti, Luciana Littizzetto, Subsonica, Fernanda Lessa, Antonella Elia, Neja. Eiffel65, Marco Berry. In recent years he has shifted his creativity to video shooting, both as a director and as a director of photography, one of his most awarded works is the videoclip "Alfonso" by the singer Levante (over eight million views). Paolo Ranzani is 4k artistic referent on the project "TORINO MOSAICO" of the collective "DeadPhotoWorking", a project chosen to inaugurate "Luci d'Artista" in Turin. He was recently appointed by Giovanni Gastel president of AFIP Turin. Published and exhibited: "Ecce Femina" (2000), "99 for Amnesty" (2003), "La Soglia. Life, prison and theater "(Orvieto Prof. Photography Awards reportage prize 2005)," Go 4 you / Universiadi 2007 ", 2005 prize for the ciack award stage photographer 2007 award creative photography TAU VISUAL 2009 prize as best creative editorial photographer Creator and organizer of the OPEN PICS international photo contest for the Turin Book Fair - 2004 From 2017 he writes "Ap / Punti di vista" a bi-monthly photo column on the Torinerò magazine.