15 - 19 July


A story of sensitivity: from shooting to editing

15 - 19 July
5 jours / 35H

Individual financing rate: 790 euros

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

Drawing on her multiple experiences as a photographer but also as a curator, Marie Sordat will accompany each and everyone with expertise and kindness in the construction of a personal photographic ensemble.

It will be largely a question of sensitivity, of the relationship to what surrounds us but also of the relationship we have with photography. A step that will allow us to specify our desires, our stakes, and our personal objectives that will guide us throughout the day.

The approaches can be very diverse, turned towards the outside, the street, the others, the city, the spaces around, but also largely directed towards one’s own history, one’s own obsessions.

After having defined a certain amount of expectations and photographic intentions, the process will go through sessions of shooting to experiment, find one's distance, validate aesthetic choices and sometimes leave one's "comfort zone".

These moments will be systematically followed by editing and exchanges sessions to cross the glances, to confront the perceptions and to select the photographs which will be used as references for the following shots.

This alternation of sessions will allow to refine little by little a coherent set of photographs which will be printed and showed the last day.

This last step will also allow us to address certain questions related to the way to present our work in the form of a hanging. It will then be a question of rhythm, correspondence, breathing, title, format... The series will be approached in a new perspective giving rise to certain adjustments.

Those wishing to do so will be able to work only on photographs taken before the workshop. The work will then focus on editing and various perspectives of diffusion.

Marie Sordat
Photographer, curator and photography teacher, Marie Sordat lives and works in Brussels. Her work has been shown at many festivals, galleries and museums around the world, from Japan to Mexico, and is also regularly published in catalogs, books or magazines. Her first monograph Empire was published in Yellow Now editions in 2015, Nada is her second, published in 2021 by Le Mulet editions. Her photographs are part of the Belgian and French national collections: in 2012, her series Motherland joined the BNF and was selected by the jury of the Virginia Prize.

As a curator, she has collaborated with the ISELP, the Espace Contretype or the Musée du Botanique for which she directed the exhibition EYES WILD OPEN as well as the catalog published by Editions André Frère. She also teaches film and digital photography at INSAS, and is a member of numerous school juries.

Her website : www.mariesordat.net
Fisheye : Ce rien qui fait tout
Eyes Wild Open, interview video
Podcast Vice Versa : Entre violence et douceur avec Marie Sordat 



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
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