In this task, the contestants will be working with a celebrity: Academy Award-nominated, BAFTA and Golden Globe winner, British actor and Hollywood star Clive Owen. The judges will commission a portrait that could be used alongside a magazine article. The setting for the task will be the famous Modern Art Gallery in Rome, where the contestants will have only 20 minutes to get to know Clive Owen, interact with him and try to create an original and effective portrait. This will be one of the most difficult tasks: for the first time, the contestants will not be helped by any guest photographer. Choosing a single image that best represents their way of viewing a Hollywood star, the photographers will have to be able to judge their own work objectively and make a positive impression on the judges.
In this task, the contestants are asked to present three shots that best communicate their idea of eroticism. To do that they will have to direct up to 10 performers, taking advantage of a prestigious setting. Interpreting and synthesising in three images such a personal and complex concept as eroticism will not be a simple task for the contestants. The risk of being naive or, worse, outrageous, will test their human and artistic sensibilities. Photojournalist Donna Ferrato is the guest.
The finalists will have to present three to five photos, taken over 12 hours, which offer an unusual or particularly meaningful glimpse of a European or Mediterranean ethnic minority. The contestants will need to develop or refine their anthropological gaze, making respectful contact with people whose habits, customs, traditions and lifestyle are completely different to their own. One of the photos presented has to be a portrait and one has to describe the relationship between the locals and the environment where they live. Moreover, the pictures have to highlight how the environment has been influenced by the presence of humans.
The contestants will return to their respective home towns with the aim of providing an account of themselves as part of those places. At least one of the three shots they will present has to be a self-portrait. The concept behind this task will show how the artistic personalities of the competitors coincide with their capacity to describe themselves, to expose themselves or, on the contrary, to hide and protect themselves from the gaze of others.
The remaining contestants fly to the UK for the London Fashion Week. Their aim is to take three photographs that bear witness to the world of fashion and the humanity that whirls around the high-life events. But the focus will not be on the designers and their creations, but on the people who live and breathe fashion: fashion victims, buyers, bloggers, journalists and, obviously, the photographers themselves as well.
Running without legs, fighting without arms, swimming without being able to see: it sounds impossible for anyone. In this task, the contestants will be asked to portrait who make it happen: the Paralympic champions. How difficult it is to live with a physical disability, what makes an athlete constantly surpass their own limits and, above all, what's the satisfaction to overcome huge obstacles, driven only by willpower? These are only some of the questions the contestants will try to answer with a reportage of three or five photos they will produce, spending the day with a European Paralympic champion.
The photographers fly to Hamburg. The task takes place at the beginning of the day, when the city wakes up and everything starts moving. To move on to the next round, the contestants will have to capture in a single shot their own interpretation of the rush hour. Starting from the Hamburg central train station, a junction for commuters, busses, trams, trains and underground lines, the contestants have to grasp the shades of a place of many faces. They have three hours to explore the city, find an original point of view and take the photo that will allow them to keep going on the next challenge.
In this episode, the contestants have to deal with travel photography. They fly to the area around Ragusa, in Sicily, where they will try to capture its essence through locations, faces or traditions. With a single photograph, they will have to capture the complexity of a territory rich in contradictions. Photographer David Alan Harvey mentors.
The photographers travel to four different European capitals to capture the diverse aspects of the continent. David LaChapelle then critiques their work.
The photographers return home as they are challenged to capture themselves, their families and their roots. Johnny Briggs assists them back in the studio.
In Ireland, the contestants attempt to capture the beauty of Kerry County's landscape with the help of renowned Italian photographer Franco Fontana.
The contestants go backstage at a London show to capture its life and soul on camera, before renowned photographer Lois Greenfield analyses their shots.
The contestants are challenged to capture the portrait of Reservoir Dogs actor Michael Madsen, before meeting with renowned photographer Jason Bell.
The contestants arrive in Rome, where they are challenged to take pictures of the human body. Finnish photographer Elina Brotherus mentors.
The contestants are flown into Berlin, where they are challenged to tell a story with three night-time photos. Acclaimed photographer Bruce Gilden mentors.
Actress Isabella Rossellini hosts as we launch a life-changing competition to find Europe's best photographer.
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