23 - 26 April



23 - 26 April
4 jours

Individual financing rate: 690 euros

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Fabrice Courthial & Marie Couteux
+33(0)490 967 606

After discussing everyone’s experiences and practice, Pierre de Vallombreuse and the participants will walk out into the field, following precise itineraries mixing periods, ambiances, highly urbanized spaces and wilder ones, all of them conducive to encounters or contemplation.

During the first two days, Arles will be the ideal playground to build a vision by working on a small personal series that will question the city, its spaces and its people, but also more broadly the participants’ photography. The city’s many heritage, cultural and architectural sites, the river and the contrasts between modernity and spaces frozen for decades will be avenues to explore and starting points for telling a story.

Shoots will be followed by precious editing time, making choices and finding a common thread. On day three, everyone will focus more precisely on the previously chosen avenues and on structuring relationships between the photographs during the selection process. After some additional shots, the last day will focus on a final selection that will be printed for a small, friendly presentation

Pierre de Vallombreuse attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris to become an illustrator but quickly turned to photography, which has brought him around the world for over 30 years. Since 1986, he has tirelessly borne witness to the lives of indigenous peoples on the five continents. He has built up a unique photographic archive of 43 ever-changing peoples, paying tribute to the world's precious diversity. 

Mr. de Vallombreuse has also been secretary-general of the Association Anthropologie et Photographie created by Edgar Morin, Emmanuel Garrigues and Jean Malaurie. He has published 10 books and exhibited his work in museums, galleries and festivals, including the Rencontres d’Arles in 1988.
He works on a regular basis with major international magazines: Newsweek, El Mundo, El País, La Stampa, Le Monde, GEO, Réponses Photo, Figaro Magazine, L'Oeil de la Photographie and Camera International. 

Website : Pierre de Vallombreuse


- Introduction to photography as a profession
- One-to-one interview and definition of a photographic project
- Analysis of the participant's earlier work and assessment of his/her level
- Daily photography sessions - individual and group analysis of the previous day's work
- Selection of photos with a view to creating a series - discussion of possible outcomes

- A selection of around 30 images attesting of 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

- Face-to-face course
- Location: historic center near the arena
- Mobility: staircase to access the building and several rooms (contact us)
- Number of participants: 8 to 12
- Starts 10am on the first day
- Ends 7pm on the last day, followed by a presentation of the work until 9pm
- Times on the other days: 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2:00pm to 6:00pm
- Participants can bring their own lunch and eat it on site during the afternoon break.

- Learn the various steps involved in creating a photo series
- Develop a point of view based on a selection of photographs

Depends on the audience. A translation could be provide by an assistant if needed.

- Taught by an instructor and an assistant

- Mac computers
- A photo library (app. 500 references)
- Various kinds of lighting systems, studio accessories, tripod, etc.

- 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 : 29 March 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