The workshops take place in French and English, with translations by interpreters or photographers’ assistants.
Generally speaking, participants bring their own equipment so as to be able to continue with it once the workshop is over. It should be noted, however, that some formats cannot be developed or printed.
Participants working in digital must bring at least 2 memory cards, a laptop, or an external hard drive to save your pictures.
Each participant must bring material – photos, portfolio, etc. – illustrating his previous work. For ease of consultation during group sessions, we advise you not to come solely with digital format photographs.
DEVELOPMENT, PRINTING & CONSUMABLES
During the workshops development and printing of negative color film – 24x36 and medium format 6x6 or jpeg files – is handled by an external lab. Each photography day participants drop off 2 silver films (or their jpeg equivalent) and pick up their 10x15 proof prints the next day (50 proofs).
Negative films are not provided but for those using , you will be able to develop two 24x36 films or two medium format films per practice day (color negative films only).
Anyway, we recommend that you work with a digital camera for more flexibility and rapidity during the training.
Liability for accidents and expenses entailed by damage either to the equipment provided by les Rencontres d’Arles or that brought by participants, falls to the person responsible. Participants should thus take out the necessary insurance.
Les Rencontres d’Arles are not responsible for any transport and accommodation expenses incurred by workshop participants; this also applies if a workshop is cancelled. So we advise you to buy exchangeable tickets and take out appropriate insurance.
THE CITY OF ARLES
Arles is a charming town often praised for its architectural variety. A hundred or so of its Roman and Romanesque monuments have been part of the Unesco World Heritage listing since 1981. The best known of them are the Roman amphitheatre, the Théâtre Antique and the Cloître Saint-Trophime.
Outside the town itself, the commune of Arles – 72,000 hectares – is the largest in France and includes three remarkable wilderness areas: the Alpilles to the north, the Camargue to the south and the Crau to the east. The river Rhône has left an indelible mark on the region: it flows through Arles and its delta forms the Camargue.
A host of museums and cultural events also contribute to Arles' reputation in fields like archaeology, ethnography, music and photography.
Arles has become a focal point for the image, notably because of the influence of the National School of Photography, the work of a university hub dedicated to the digital image and the annual presence, for more than fourty years, of the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie.
ACCOMMODATION / RESTORATION
The accommodation is chargeable to the participants. Very numerous hotels are present in Arles and the city center not being very vast, many are close to places of training courses. There is also a campsite and a youth hostel near.
The meals are chargeable to the participants. The city of Arles offers numerous small places and very pleasant streets where the participants and photographers masters of training courses often meet to eat and have a drink at the end of the day
Consult on-line the list of hotels and housing and the list of restaurants
HOW TO COME
By the road - from Paris: highway A6 / A7 / A9 then A54 exit Arles centre
- from Italy: highway A7 then A54 exit Arles centre
- from Spain: highway A7 / A9 then A54 exit Arles centre
By train - TGV Paris-Arles 4 hours (Paris-Avignon then correspondence)
By bus - regular connections with Marseille, Nimes, Avignon
By air - airport Nîmes-Arles-Camargue (25km)
- international airport Marseille-Provence (45 km)
For more informations please contact us :
Fabrice Courthial and Laure Le Pair
Tel : +33 (0)4 90 96 76 06