Photography has never gone it alone, but its relationship with the other arts has fluctuated between rivalries and truces. From the outset, it was a cause of anxiety to a great many painters, while others incorporated it incidentally or intentionally into their creative processes. Photography’s relationship with the cinema has also given rise to a good deal of discussion, and Chris Marker’s film La Jetée is still a source of controversy. Nowadays, much is said about multimedia, but photography is still somewhere on the bridge. Between screens and software, galleries, live theatre,
and the telephone, does photography still have its own separate identity? An underlying specificity? Collage and montage belong to photography and the cinema. Can these concepts also be applied to multimedia, where the image is no longer an end in itself but one element among others? This 9th edition of the seminar will attempt, in lectures and exchanges, to question the role of photography today. We will also be raising questions about what educational strategies might enable mediators and teachers to guide young people towards practical, theoretical, original and suitable approaches to the subject. Images and photography are still present in everyday life and creation though maybe in a more ‘unstable’ way. We need to use this instability to create new artistic and pedagogical projects..