September 4, 2020
IN CONVERSATION WITH FABIO BARZAGHI
Photography by Fabio Barzaghi
Interview by Melanie Meggs
Photographer Fabio Barzaghi is based in Milan, Italy and initially learned photography autodidactically, a journey that started out when he was a teenager, when he was gifted a camera that pushed him to explore the world of visual communication. Along with his interest for improving photography skills grew a desire to learn how to create a narrative with his images, so he decided to attend workshops with the likes of Nikos Economopoulos, Ernesto Bazan, George Georgiou, Joakim Eskildsen and Jacob Aue Sobol among others. Those experiences were mind blowing to him, not only because he was able to learn from some masters, but most of all because they all, and in totally different ways, pushed him incredibly hard to step outside his photographic comfort zone. This training almost hurt him physically in the beginning, but in the end was incredibly rewarding and meaningful and shaped his photography as it is today: centered and focused on telling people’s stories, capturing moments in their time.
"Try to transcend the image, break the rules, respect the rules."