08 - 12 July


A sensitive itinerary

08 - 12 July
5 jours / 35H

Individual financing rate: 790 euros

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

An exceptional course, the first stage of which will be an immersion in the city of Arles and its surroundings, ranging from the winding streets of the city to the vast wilderness of the Camargue, passing through the bustle of the Mediterranean coast.

Accompanied each day by Klavdij Sluban, the participants will make a beautiful getaway together, in the heart and outside of Arles, in search of new spaces to photograph. A roaming on paths, rails and waves, which will take place through varied territories, oscillating between vast natural expanses conducive to contemplation, lively beaches and stimulating cities. Spaces offered to everyone's gaze, where the feeling of profusion can give way in the same day to that of almost nothing, of the void to be translated into images.

The quest will gradually become more personal and inward-looking in these repetitive alternations, contrasts and different atmospheres. Participants will be asked to dig deep down within themselves and find a common denominator based on their sensations and feelings in order to connect everyday experiences to one another, working on what characterizes their gaze, accompanying the sensibility that dictates distances, obsessions and detours. Through daily editing sessions, exchanges, reflections and new starts, they will find their vocabulary and, consequently, develop their photography.

In step two, relying on assistance from veteran assistant editors, they will finalize a personal series that will lead to a slideshow. The editing will become tighter, gain meaning, transmit sensations and find its right form and pace. The completed projects will be shown on a big screen in public on the workshop’s last night.

Klavdij Sluban combines photography and travel, working worldwide. A winner of the 2000 Prix Niepce and the 2004 Prix Leica, his photographs are shown in the world’s most prestigious institutions, including the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, Musée des Beaux-arts de Canton, Estonia National Museum, Central American Photography Festival in Costa Rica and Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris. His many books include Entre Parenthèses, Photo Poche, (Actes Sud) and Balkans Transit (Seuil). For 10 years, he has led workshops for teens at the Fleury-Mérogis juvenile detention center. In 2000, he created a photo workshop in Celje, Slovenia, at the country’s only prison for young offenders, as well as in Krusevac and Valjevo, Serbia.

- Discussions about the participant's earlier work
- Collective trips out of the town with the instructor
- Shooting sessions- First selections and file management on computer
- Editing session with the instructor
- Building of a unified series
- Participation on a slideshow realization
- One-to-one interview as assessment of the workshop

- 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: 10:00am on Monday
- Ends: 7:00pm on Friday (it followed by an exhibition until 9:30pm)
- 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 : 04 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