05 - 09 August


Territory: a space, lives

05 - 09 August
5 jours

Individual financing rate: 790 euros

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Fabrice Courthial & Marie Couteux
+33(0)490 967 606

This workshop aims to help participants create a coherent body of work with the help of Julien Pebrel's wise advice. They will focus on a specific space to make a portrait. Each will choose, depending on his or her wishes, past experiences and a place to explore: a district, a street, a quay, a monument, a stadium, a building, a park, a wasteland... the playground will have very diverse aspects.

The challenge will be to go beyond what is simply shown, to bring out, through the image, the specificity of the place through its own features but also, and very largely, through the people who bring it alive or pass through it.
As much as possible, this will include the human and social dimension, interactions, presences, exchanges or simply the traces left by man.

The course will also take into account everyone's sensibility, both in the choice of subject and in the way it is treated. Each one’s characteristics will be discussed to specify a distance and determine aesthetic and sometimes technical choices. In some cases this step will be necessary to refocus one's approach but also to question certain habits and go beyond one's practice.

This exciting workshop will take advantage of Mr. Pebrel's experience to finalize a personal series that will be exhibited on the last day.


Julien Pebrel lives and works in Tbilisi and Paris. After a scientific education, he turned to photography, studying photojournalism at EMI-CFD in Paris. He joined the MYOP Agency in 2011, serving as co-director from 2016 to 2019. In recent years, he has worked in Argentina, Moldova, Russia, Togo, Bulgaria, the Danube Delta, Armenia, Georgia, Abkhazia and Nagorno-Karabakh. Lately, his focus has been Georgia, where he is working on a documentary project about the different strata of Georgian society. Since much of his work focuses on theater, he also contributes to Théâtre(s) Magazine on a regular basis.

Site personnel : julienpebrel.fr
Site de son agence : myop.fr

Face-to-face training
Location: historic center of Arles
Mobility: stairs to access the building and for several interior rooms (contact us)
Number of participants: between 6 and 10 people
Start of the photo course on the first day: 10:00 a.m.
End of the photo course on the last day: 7:00 p.m. followed by a group presentation until 9:00 p.m.
Hours on other days: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Possibility to bring your meal and eat on site during the lunch break


Daily shooting
Selection session on computer and/or reading draw
Study and analysis of the photographs taken
Daily reflections and discussions to define the characteristics of a personal approach
Analysis of the different central stages of a photographic production
“Final editing” session in order to produce a homogeneous series
Finalization of a series on digital file, printed then hung


Understand different stages of producing a photographic series:
- Take photos;
- Finalize a “coherent” set of digital photographs on a personal theme: editing, printing and distribution of the series during the end-of-training exhibition.

See the list of prices, which depend on length and type of financial aid. Request an estimate.

After receipt of the registration and self-positioning form, a telephone or message exchange can be carried out. Registration is definitively validated after acceptance of the training contract and receipt of the 30% deposit after a 14-day withdrawal period.

Supervision by a professional trainer/photographer
The trainer reads the registration and self-positioning form in advance in order to adapt the process and the means to the objectives.

Mac computer stations / card reader
Video projector
Flash and LED lighting on request
Hybrid digital camera on request
A library of photographic works

2 memory cards (to keep your photos)
Possibly hard drive (mac compatible) or your computer if you wish
Interview and individualized assessment upon entry into training
Carrying out practical exercises continuously evaluated by the trainer
Oral assessment at the end of training

Certificate of end of training

Presence of stairs to access the training location, certain classrooms and shooting locations. Currently, no access ramp or elevator. Whether you are recognized as having a disability or not, we are at your disposal for any information, and will do everything possible to facilitate your welcome.


Les Rencontres d’Arles
Siret: 309 952 489 000 32
Activity declaration number: 93 13 002 55 13
Marie Couteux & Marion Brun stage@rencontres-arles.com
+33(0) 490 967 606 >rencontres-arles.com/workshops

- Discussions of participants’ prior work
- Completion of a personal project
- Individual shooting sessions
- Preselection and management of digital files
- Editing sessions with the workshop leader
- Finalization of a coherent series
- Individual interview, end-of-workshop assessment

- A selection of around 30 images attesting to your practice (preferably on paper/format of your choice)
- Your camera, charger and cables
- 2 or 3 memory cards
- A Mac-compatible hard drive or your computer if you wish

- Number of participants: 6 to 12
- Begins: 10:00 a.m. on Monday
- Ends: 7pm p.m. on Thursday(it followed by an exhibition until 9:30 pm)
- Location: historic center near the Arles arena
- Access : stairs. 3 floors

- Learn the various steps involved in creating a photo series
- Develop a point of view based on a selection of photographs

- Teaching staff : a professional photographer instructor, helped by an assistant from 6 attenders
- Logistic staff to facilitate shooting sessions (places, material, contacts…)
- Workshop held in both French and English :
Collective parts in French with a translation for non-French speakers.
One-to-one interviews could be in English.

- Mac computers
- Contact prints (6x4 in.)
- Studios with various accessories
- Lightening set up (Flashs, LED, Fresnel…)
- Digital camera (on demand)
- A photo library (app. 500 references)

- Private end-of-course interview and evaluation
- The instructor continuously evaluates the personal series
- Oral end-of-course evaluation

- End-of-course certificate

Dernière mise à jour : 03 April 2024
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture