12 - 16 August


Create your photographic universe: gaze, games and color

12 - 16 August
5 jours / 35H

Individual financing rate: 790 euros

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Five days alongside Kourtney Roy which will allow each participant to build a personal, coherent vision of the world around us, freeing themselves as soon as possible from the brakes and preconceived ideas which can hinder the creative process specific to each person.

A rigorous, precise but also very largely sensory, experimental work which does not forget that photography must remain a pleasure and is a magnificent tool for playing with what we see, with those around us but also sometimes with yourself. A game with the colors which are present all around us and which give rhythm, balance a composition, serve as a common thread for a series but also bring a tone, an atmosphere to what we want to tell and to the visual universe that we want to share. A game about the world, about everyday life, a game that allows us to interact in small touches or without limits with everything that surrounds us, others, places, objects, light. It will therefore be a question of interactions, of interferences, of not being satisfied with what is given to see but of using the staging to construct one's photographic universe.

Kourtney Roy will then guide each and everyone in the composition of a story, freeing themselves more or less from reality. An approach which will call on characters, a place, a situation, so many protagonists who can be identified, thought about, imagined before the shot or on the contrary more widely intercepted on the spot, leaving room for a certain improvisation, favoring the performance.

An exciting experience which will be placed under the sign of good humor and creativity and where it will also be a question of desires, imagination, fantasies, humor and surrealism. The last day will give rise to the presentation of a selection of the works carried out in the form of an exhibition.


Professional photographer & trainer

Born in 1981 in Canada where she grew up, Kourtney Roy studied Fine Arts then turned to photography which aroused her interest for its immediacy and its very strong link with reality. Kourtney Roy began taking self-portraits in college. At the border of art and fashion, his work shows the crossed influences between these two worlds. In her work, she mixes fiction and auto-fiction, and explores the sublime and strange aspects of everyday life, in settings tinged with mystery. Kourtney Roy has won several awards: Prix Picto in 2007, “Screenings Award” in Berlin in 2008, “Emiliy Award” in Vancouver in 2012.

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 : 08 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
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    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
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