08 - 12 April


An intimate vision of the world

08 - 12 April
5 jours

Individual financing rate: 790 euros

Online registration

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

The main goal of this five-day course will be to create a series based on each participant’s sensibility and desires. In order to achieve it, Claudine Doury will offer a simple method based mainly on experimentation and the freedom to try new things. 

Starting out with an idea, a desire or a personal story, participants will explore without holding back, seeking a distance and a style until finding its running thread. Once identified, guidelines and possible offshoots will allow them to pursue their work with intentions and delimited elements, which they will then capture, develop or completely compose.

Participants will take pictures, but some may rely mainly on already existing photographs. Editing sessions will be key to giving the narrative a direction, keeping some photographs, discarding others, combining them, specifying and trying again.

Starting out with a surrounding or personal reality, the way the subject is approached will be open to many avenues that could be partly orientated by the work of photographers, visual artists and directors. Participants can use fiction, theatre and intervention, as long as it lets them express a personal worldview.

Claudine Doury has been a member of the Vu agency since 1991. She is represented by Galery In Camera in Paris.
Before becoming a photographer, she was a picture editor for the Gamma agency, then the Contact agency in New York and Libération, the Paris daily.
Her photographic work on people and their everyday lives has earned her the top prizes: the Niépce Prize (2004), the Leica Oscar Barnack Prize (1999), the World Press Nature and Environment Stories award (1999), and the Villa Medicis Hors les Murs prize (1996). She works for many different magazines and has published a number of books including Artek, un Eté en Crimée (La Martinière), Peuples de Sibérie (Seuil) , Loulan Beauty (Editions du Chêne) and Sasha ( Le Caillou Bleu). Often on a large scale, her projects are exhibited regularly; "Beyond the Steppes" was presented at the 2006 Rencontres d'Arles as part of Raymond Depardon's "fellow travellers" category and Sasha, presented at Galerie Particulière, in Paris.

Claudine's Agency : Vu'

- Presentation of the profession of photographer
- Analysis of the participant's previous work
- Definition of a personal project
- Individual and collective photo sessions
- Analysis of the pictures taken, editing, and building of a unified, convincing series- Final one-to-one interview

- 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: 6:30pm on friday
- Location: historic center near the Arles arena

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

- 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