09 - 13 September

Marguerite Bornhauser

Photography: a poetry of everyday life

09 - 13 September
5 jours / 35H

Individual financing rate: 790 euros

Online registration

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

This precious course invites us to rethink our perception of everyday life through the image. The approach is open to meaning and the sensitive observation of what surrounds us, especially non-events, details and the little nothings that make, wrap and calm our days most often. The challenge will be for the participants, through their sensations, their eyes and their curiosity, to find the unexpected and the exceptional in what is most commonplace. The challenge will then be to find a personal way to share their observations through photography.

Marguerite Bornhauser will meticulously accompany the participants on this quest in defining a unique style. Observing, identifying and capturing will be the first steps in a process that will become more precise and structured in order to turn a succession of images into a personal photographic language. Colors, forms, gestures, lights, a face, an atmosphere, a gaze, objects, a thread, shadows, a perspective, a texture, skin are elements that, articulated, rhythmic, put into relationships with each other, will serve as words to compose a poetry of everyday life, a sublimated daily life. The exchange of points of view, ideas and experiments, trust and selection sessions will punctuate the process.

On the last day, this exciting journey will culminate in an exhibition of a personal and sensitive series.

Marguerite Bornhauser:

Born 1989, Marguerite Bornhauser lives and works in Paris. She studied literature and journalism before enrolling in the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles, graduating in 2015. Her first institutional show was at the Maison Européenne de la photographie in 2019.

Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals in France (Paris, Arles, Toulouse, Deauville), London, Brussels, Istanbul, Lisbon, Switzerland, Japan and soon, Bahrein as well as in 27 Paris metro stations in 2020 and on advertising panels for the Cincinnati Art Museum. Ms. Bornhauser usually accompanies her photographs with a written text.

Interview (Arty Mag): https://www.artymag.com/interview-marguerite-bornhauser/

Video interview (In Cadaquès Photo Festival): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVYs04AgpUg

Website: www.margueritebornhauser.com

Instagram: margueritebornhauser

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

Dernière mise à jour : 21 February 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
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    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
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