04 - 05 July


put words on your photographs

04 - 05 July
2 jours

Individual financing rate: 360 euros

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Marion Brun & Marie Couteux
+33 (0)4 90 96 76 06

Two exciting days to fully immerse yourself in the images, your own but also those of others, two days that will also allow you to find the right words to talk about your own work.

Thanks to small exercises and time for discussion and editing, Martine Ravache will guide the participants in their understanding of the images. It will be a question of observing, identifying, comparing or even detecting a style, an approach, a message, a technique...

The objective will be to train one's gaze, to take a little distance and then to hatch words.

The challenge will then be to compose your own lexical field in which it will be easy to come and draw words from it to compose a title, an oral presentation, a text or a declaration of intent that necessarily accompanies visual works.

Speaking French is highly recommended

Martine Ravache 
A graduate of the Ecole du Louvre, Martine Ravache has been a critic and specialist in photography since her debut at Literary Magazine in 1991.

Curator of the exhibition “Lartigue in La Baule; 1913-1929", summer 2017, at the Bernard Boesch Museum in La Baule, curator of the exhibition "J.H Lartigue: Life in Colors" in 2015 at the European House of Photography in Paris, she is also the author of seven books about or based on photography.

Regards paranoïaques (Editions du Canoë, novembre 2019),
J.H Lartigue : La vie en couleurs (Editions du Seuil, 2015 / traduction américaine chez Abrams et allemande chez Schirmer Mosel),
Baie attitude (Editions Patrimoines médias, 2013),
Les Sudre, une famille de photographes (Editions Delpire, 2010),
Les années cool (Editions du Panama, 2006),
L’album photo des Français (éditions du Chêne, 2004),
Le fleuve des sables (Editions du Chêne, 2002).

- Analysis of each participant’s work
- Personalized sessions
- Discovery of other photographers
- Visits of exhibitions
- Elaboration of a text from a selection of photographs

- Photographs, portfolio, press book, etc., indicative of your level (2 or 3 different sets)
- Digital files corresponding to this selection
- Digital files of other works you’ve done
- An external storage support compatible with Mac OS or a laptop computer for storing images
- Number of participants: 6 to 12
- Begins: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday
- Ends: 7:00 p.m. on Friday
- 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.)
- 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 : 17 May 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