22 - 26 July



22 - 26 July
5 jours / 35H

Individual financing rate: 790 euros

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Marion Brun & Marie Couteux 
+33(0)490 967 606

During this five-day course, photography will often take on the characteristics of a passport, a wonderful open-sesame to explore new places but also a delightful pretext to approach and meet others.

The portrait will be the focus of attention. First, Yohanne Lamoulère will ask everybody about their photographic sensibility and experiences before exploring with them various facets and practices involved in making portraits. The approach will favor natural light to fully focus on people and their environment.

The portrait will often be considered a trio, a balance to be found between three protagonists: the photographed person, the photographer and the setting, in this case the city or its surroundings.

The photographers will be able to make their presence and position felt. That presence will be visible in the models’ eyes and body posture or in props that can be used to add a touch of fiction to the portraits.

This approach can be built largely with the person or persons photographed, in the choice of places, artifices and attitudes. The peripheral actor, the city, will be treated in part through the others and how they envisage and shape it.

On the last day of this exciting five-day course, participants will present a personal series, a look at the city through those who live, work and pass through it, a group of images made of faces, bodies, objects, peripheries, walls and openings, a set of photographs that will tell a story—real, imaginary or a bit of both.

Born 1980 in Nîmes, Yohanne Lamoulère spent her teen years in the Comoros before graduating from the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles in 2004 and settling in Marseille. A member of the Tendance Floue collective, her favorite themes are city outskirts and the insularity of the shape-shifting forms they take. She wrote Faux Bourgs (Le Bec en l’air, 2018), a compilation of her work on the city of Marseille. She also belongs to the Zirlib collective with stage director Mohamed El Khatib and works for the French and international press. In 2021 she made her first film, L’œil Noir.

Interview (France Culture video)
Interview (Polka Magazine)
Instagram: @yohannelamoulere



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: 10:00am
End of the photo course on the last day: 7:00pm followed by a group presentation until 9:00pm
Hours on other days: 9:30am - 12:30pm and 2:00pm - 6:00pm
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 reporting 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 : 02 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
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