LUCIANA FRANZOLIN, MA
I am a Master of Arts from the University of Westminster and work as the director of training at the London School of Photography – UK since 2007. I have over 20 years experience teaching Photography, Arts and Design for adults and children.
I have a passion for Education and finding ways to maximise engagement, helping students to achieve their creative goals. As a director, I follow empathetic leadership practices, having genuine interest in individual and group development.
In addition to my academic career I worked as a photographer and journalist. I have experience with photography (analogue and digital), video, graphic and web design, multimedia installations, crafting materials and techniques.
I enjoy brainstorming, creative thinking and problem solving, embracing challenges and taking every opportunity to grow as a better professional and human being.
MA Photojournalism – University of Westminster – London – UK – 2007-2009 Final Project Photography Book: Senses
BA (Hons) – Social Communication / Journalism – Faculty of Arts, Architecture and Communication – UNESP Universidade Estadual Paulista – Brazil – 1996 – 2000
DIRECTOR OF TRAINING – LONDON SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY, LONDON, UK – 2007 – PRESENT
As director of training, I manage a 12 people team maintaining a high standard of training and client satisfaction. I helped to create from scratch a 120 hours Professional Photography Course and its eCampus: a platform for students to get materials, answer tests, upload coursework and communicate with trainers and other students. In the same platform, there is a resource library for trainers with a wide range of references to support teaching.
CONTENT CREATOR AND SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER – CYPRUS TASTE TOURS CYPRUS, 2021 – PRESENT
As social media manager and content creator, I take care of all social media channels for Cyprus Taste Tours, a tourism and wine/food tasting company in the island of Cyprus. I produce text, photography, videos, blog posts, newsletters, and Facebook / Instagram / TikTok updates following a strategy and using SEO.
WORLD PHOTO SCHOOL. UK, ITALY, CYPRUS, BRAZIL – 2012 – 2015
World Photo School was a project to take photography workshops around the world. I taught workshops in the UK, Brazil, Holland, Italy and Cyprus and teamed up with Insight Vacations (part of the Travel Corporation) in 2013 to run photography workshops during special interest tours: the Picture Perfect Tours.
ART HISTORY AND CREATIVE WRITING TEACHER – COLEGIO SISTEMA BAURU, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – 2002 – 2003
Taught secondary school students (GCE equivalent) the two disciplines. During my time at the school I have implemented a multidisciplinary programme involving arts and literature and the organisation of the annual students’ art show.
GRAPHIC DESIGN TEACHER – FEMA UNIVERSITY ASSIS SAO PAULO – BRAZIL – 2002 -2003
Taught BA.Hons students Graphic Design in Journalism including the design, planning and production of a 12-page tabloid for the University. Together with other teachers, I planned extra- curricular activities including movie screenings and photography projects.
PHOTOGRAPHER – DARKROOM TECHNICIAN – JORNAL DA CIDADE DE BAURU SAO PAULO – BRAZIL – 1996 – 2001
Working in the darkroom, I have experienced all the changes from developing Black & White film to Digital Photography, including the printing process and post production. From 1998 I worked as a press photographer and reporter covering a wide range of assignments.
I have organised international Photography Competitions for the London School of Photography working with photographer Sebastiao Salgado and Taschen Publishers, National Theatre London, Barbican Gallery and Thames & Hudson Publishers among other partners.
I have written regular blog posts and newsletters since 2009. I have written and designed Tutorial and Assignment eBooks
I have organised and Curated Exhibitions in London and Brazil: London School of Photography Exhibition, Multimedia exhibition Multigraphias, Kopenoti: Indigenous tribe
I’m a founder and resident artist at Multigraphias Art Collective
Experienced Photographer for over 20 years (digital and analogue, small and large formats).
Expert Adobe Creative user (Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign) and graphic designer.
Knowledge of WordPress (dashboard, creating and managing websites) and other website building / blogging platforms.
Video & Audio capturing and editing.
English (Fluent), Portuguese (Fluent), Italian (Basic), Spanish (Basic)