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03 - 23 April

JANE EVELYN ATWOOD

ONLINE COURSE + 5-DAY COURSE IN ARLES

3 February - 23 April

Individual financing rate: 1380 euros

Subscribe to the workshop

FABRICE COURTHIAL & LOÏC COLOMB
STAGE@RENCONTRES-ARLES.COM 
+33(0)490 967 606

A 10-week online course with Jane Evelyn Atwood will help participants improve their photography skills before meeting for five days in Arles to pursue the project already under way or explore other avenues.

FEBRUARY 3 - APRIL 23, 2021
ONLINE COURSE + 5-DAY COURSE IN ARLES
Special rate: €1,380 (a €200 discount)

> ONLINE COURSE/FEBRUARY 3 - APRIL 23, 2021

4 GROUP MEETINGS/16 HOURS TOTAL
Saturday February 6, March 6 and April 3 and Friday February 19
3 INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS/31/2 HOURS TOTAL
1 meeting a month 2 or 3 days before the group course.
INDEDPENDENT WORK WITH 3 PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENTS
Technical and logistical support from the Rencontres d’Arles teaching team

Participants in this exciting two-month course will complete a personal project, taking advantage of the experience of an immense photographer and the energy and eyes of others sharing the same passion. During individual and group sessions, the goal will be to clarify their vision by working on a personal project. Interviews and photo selection sessions will help them specify an approach, define a subject and commit to it without getting lost. Shots taken individually between sessions will be analyzed and edited directly with Ms. Atwood in order to refine the approach and gradually create a coherent series.
During the group courses, participants will compare their visions, discover and understand other approaches, receive advice to help them position themselves and look at their own work differently. There will also be time for more theoretical discussions, especially on specific cases and projects carried out by Ms. Atwood and/or other photographers. Many topics will be addressed, from the delimitation of a subject to the choice of medium, editing methods and personal commitment.

REGISTRATION
Pre-registration/submission of approximately 30 photographs/some words about your goals and an idea for a project
Quick registration confirmation.
The Rencontres educational team will contact participants to make sure they possess and know how to use the various tools required for video discussions and the submission of files to an online platform.

> 5-DAY COURSE IN ARLES / 19 - 23 April 2021

EXPLORING WITHOUT GETTING LOST
In this exciting five-day course, Jane Evelyn Atwood leads participants in making a personal series—a stimulating experience in which they spell out their desires, explore a theme without getting lost in it and skillfully select their own photographs to tell a story. The course takes a learning-by-doing approach: participants can identify aspects they need to develop and deepen by enthusiastically, sincerely discussing the photographs taken each day. They will seek and explore but without becoming scattered.

Whatever the photographs’ nature—sensitive and rooted in reality or more conceptual and based on a place, person or fact—consistency, dialogue between the images and a search for meaning will be at the heart of the discussion and the focus of attention.

Ms. Atwood will give each participant largely individualized support and advice depending on his or her progress, sensibility, commitment and goals. If necessary, the subjects will be drawn from contacts and locations (social, environmental and sports organizations, institutions, farms, communities, companies, artisans, etc.) pre-selected by the Rencontres d’Arles and jointly chosen early in the week.

The focus will be on overcoming fears, taking the right position, listening, feeling and finding a narrative’s leitmotiv. After the final editing session, the photographs will be printed out and exhibited on the last day of the course.

JANE EVELYN ATWOOD

Lives and works in Paris, France.
Jane Evelyn Atwood’s work attests to the close relationships she has forged with her subjects over long stretches of time. Fascinated by people and the idea of exclusion, she manages to enter worlds most of us ignore or choose to ignore. She is the author of 10 books (the latest are Pigalle People, 1978-1979 and Le Bec en l'air, 2018) and her work has won prestigious international awards. In 2011, the Maison européenne de la Photographie in Paris hosted her first major retrospective. In 2018, she exhibited at the Rencontres d'Arles.

Interview TV (7 minutes) : TV5 monde
Différentes series  angence Vu' : photographe JE Atwood
janeevelynatwood.com



CONTENT:
- Studying and analyzing the photographs made
- Learning the various steps involved in successfully completing a personal photography project
- Editing sessions to create a coherent series  
- Reflections and discussions to define an approach
- Daily shoots and production of a personal series  

PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING:
- A selection of around 30 images of your work (preferably on paper format/format of your choice)
- Your camera, charger and cable
- 2 or 3 memory cards
- A Mac-compatible hard drive if possible, or your computer if you wish

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
- Number of participants: between 6 and 8 (potentially 12 in Arles if the health situation in May 2021 allows)
- The course starts Monday at 10 am
- It ends Friday at 6:30 pm (followed by a presentation of the work until 9 pm if the health situation allows)

THE TRAINING CENTER / FIVE DAY WORKSHOP ONLY
The Maison des Arènes is a former 18th-century mansion a stone’s throw from the arena. It has classrooms, computer rooms and shooting rooms adapted to the development of the health context in 2021. Participants will bring their own bagged lunch, which will be eaten in an interior courtyard.
Accessibility: stairs, building on three levels.

GOALS
- Learning the various steps involved in successfully completing a personal photography project
- Developing a photographic point of view based on a chosen selection

TEACHING RESOURCES
- An instructor (accompanied by an assistant if there are over 8 participants)

TECHNICAL RESOURCES FIVE DAY WORKSHOP ONLY
- Mac computers
- A library of around 500 photographs
- Various supplies, clothing accessories, etc.
- Various kinds of lighting equipment, studio accessories, a tripod, etc.

EVALUATION
- Individual interview and evaluation at the beginning of the course
- Production of a personal series continuously evaluated by the instructor
- Oral evaluation at the end of the course
- Course completion certificate