02 - 03 July


Structuring the key stages of a personal project

02 - 03 July
1,5 jour

Individual financing rate: 290 euros

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An essential and exciting course which allows photographers with amateur, confirmed or professional practice to define a project and, more broadly, an approach. This day and a half is particularly aimed at people who have accumulated images over time and who have difficulty putting together a coherent corpus.

Precious time also for those who have been working on a theme for a while and who need an outside perspective to confirm choices or relaunch a project.

During this intense internship, Matthieu Gafsou offers to support each person in identifying simple strategies to implement to develop an approach and give substance to a personal project.

Depending on the stories and needs, three essential axes for shaping a project will be addressed: editing, post-production and writing.
The work will therefore focus on the previous work of the participants which will be looked at precisely, with lucidity and kindness with the objective of effectively constructing the next steps.

- Analysis of each participant’s work
- Personalized sessions
- Discovery of other photographers
- Visits of exhibitions

- Photographs, portfolio, press book, etc., indicative of your level (2 or 3 different sets)
- Digital files corresponding to this selection
- Digital files of other works you’ve done
- An external storage support compatible with Mac OS or a laptop computer for storing images

- Number of participants: 6 to 12
- Begins: 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday
- Ends: 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday
- 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.)
- 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 : 17 May 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