Jacopo Santiniprint

Color Photography
Black & White Photography
MFA Graduate Seminar in Photography: History & Aesthetics I (First Year)
Digital Photography
MFA Graduate Seminar in Photography: History & Aesthetics II (First Year)
MFA Graduate Seminar in Photography: Professional Practicum I (Second Year)
MFA Graduate Seminar in Photography: Professional Practicum II (Second Year)

Jacopo Santini

Laurea in Law, University of Florence. From 1999 through 2001, he was in charge of photographic documentation of restoration work conducted under the auspices of the Soprintendenza Archeologica della Toscana Centro di Restauro. From 2000 to 2004, he taught photography at La Cantoria in Grassina. His work has been featured in a number of solo and group exhibitions in Florence and elsewhere in Tuscany. He is known for his outstanding photo project on L'Albergo Popolare, a shelter for the homeless in the San Frediano district of Florence.  He recently covered the conclave and the election of Pope Francis and had his photos published in Toscana Oggi and Le Journal de la Photographie.

 

Jacopo in the news

SACI Photography Instructor Jacopo Santini Shows at Leica Florence
Dejan Atanackovic and Jacopo Santini in Belgrade
Jacopo Santini and Nic Wynia
Jacopo Santini at the University of Iowa

 

Teaching Philosophy

The word "photography," coined by Sir John Herschel in the first half of 19th century, comes from Greek "photos" (light) and grapho (to write). For years I have tried to be faithful to the etymological origin of the word. When I am fortunate, I am able to tell stories by using photographs as “words,” “phrases,” or “chapters.” The telling of stories can be a worthy and noble occupation—if it arises from a truly personal need. People tell stories to preserve a memory of what might otherwise be forgotten or to communicate a sense of the fragile beauty of transient things. They do so under the illusion that an order can be established that, in the words of the great Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, can serve "to reduce the fever of feeling." Photography, unlike any other medium, shortens the distance between the idea and its realization—between sense and what is sensed—by retaining the passion of the first impact.

 

Curriculum Vitae