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04 - 23 July

BERTRAND MEUNIER

ONLINE COURSE + 5 DAYS WORKSHOP IN ARLES

04 - 23 July

Individual financing rate: 1380 euros

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

ONLINE COURSE + 5 DAYS WORKSHOP IN ARLES
Offre tarifaire avantageuse : 1380 euros (soit 200 euros de remise)
Special rate : €1,380 (a €200 discount)
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>ONLINE COURSE — From May 4 to July 3
BUID A PHOTO PROJECT

4 GROUP MEETINGS | 15 HOURS TOTAL
Saturday May 8, June 5 , July 3, and Friday May 21
3 INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS | 3 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 , the gaze and the pedagogy of Betrand Meunier, 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 Bertrand Meunier 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 Bertrand Meubier himself or with Tendance Flou. Many topics will be addressed, from the delimitation of a subject to the choice of medium, editing methods and personal commitment.


> 5 DAYS WORKSHOP — From July 19 to July 23 (5 days – 35h)
ITINERARY FOR A PERSONAL VISION

Participants in this five-day workshop will explore areas to offer a unique vision. Accompanied by Bertrand Meunier, they will set out from Arles every day, turning all their attention to the amazing variety of nearby spaces, especially the small towns on the Mediterranean coast and ponds southeast of the city.

Traveling through natural, industrial, urban and residential areas, in a single day they will see remarkable, unexpected sites specific to the region as well as more familiar, ordinary ones. The goal will be to compose a coherent group of photographs reflecting a personal perspective that avoids “expected” images whatever the area visited. As the days go by, discussions, editing sessions and Mr. Meunier’s careful, stimulating advice will help everyone find a leitmotiv, select a distance and develop a point of view.

At first, the photographs will be considered on a relatively autonomous basis, stressing very specific points relating to composition, a certain poetry and the strength they radiate.
Then, experimenting and feeling their way forward, participants will string several photographs together, finding a narrative to tell a unique story that is born in a specific place at a specific time but nevertheless expresses something universal, describes what surrounds us and questions our society.

This exciting approach will also cover how to meet people, assess the amount of time available and evaluate the setting. A group of specific little things determines the shots and, consequently, what will be shown.

The last day will focus on finalizing a series that will be presented at an early-evening exhibition.

BERTRAND MEUNIER
Self taught, Bertrand Meunier bought his first camera in 1993 and went on an “apprenticeship” for several years in South East Asia and Mexico.
Since 1997, he has been drawing a picture of contemporary China which is far from its conventional image, intent on showing the reality behind the economic miracle, the hidden face of the country: the demolition of industrial zones in the north (awarded the Leica Oscar Barnack Prize in 2001), the transformations of the peasant world, the destruction of ancient parts of Pekin, people who suffer from AIDS because they sold some blood, suppressed into silence by corrupt authorities…
In 2005, his book Le sang de la Chine, quand le silence tue (the blood of China, when silence kills), done in collaboration with the journalist Pierre Haski, was awarded the International Media Prize and the Joseph Kessel Prize.
Beside his ongoing research project in China, he has made many documentaries throughout the world, inspired by his wanderings and investigations. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Argentina, Peru, Syria, Iran: territories which have known havoc, in which he examines the traumas and explores the areas long since ignored.

Site web : tendancefloue.net/bertrandmeunier
Interview Processus Photo

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.

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  

USEFULL INFORMATIONS TO PREPARE THE WORKSHOP
- A selection of about 30 images
- An efficient connexion
- A Skype account and be able to take and give calls
- Quickly test the www.miro.com plateform (free registration)

NEEDED EQUIPEMENT
Online :
- For your comfort, we recommand to use a second screen
- To be able to take pictures between two interviews, and upload it on dedicated plateforms, participants have to use their own photo equipement and computer.
Onsite workshop :
- 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

COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
- Number of attenders : from 4 tu 8
- Workshop beginning : individual interview on May 4 or 5
- Workshop end : Friday July 23

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 (with an assistant from 8 attenders)

- Logistical and technical help from Les Rencontres d'Arles

EQUIPMENT
Online :
We use dedicated plateforms to upload and read your files.
As you are registrated, you consent to upload your files on Miro and Typeform web applications, you allow the teacher, the orther students and Les Rencontres d’Arles team to see them, you engage yourself not to use images which are not yours.
Onsite workshop :
- Mac computers
- Contact prints (6x4 in.)
- Studios with various accessories
- Lightening set up (Flashs, LED, Fresnel…)
- Digital camera (on demand)
- A photo library (app. 500 references)

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

Dernière mise à jour : 12 March 2021