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08 - 12 July


A sensitive itinerary

8 July - 12 July

Individual financing rate: 780 euros

Tous public

Online registration

Fabrice Courthial & Loïc Colomb
+33(0)490 967 606

[1 place available]
Step one of this exceptional course will be an immersion in the Mediterranean coast, from the vast stretches of the Camargue to bustling seaside cities and the rugged terrain of Provence.

Every day, Klavdij Sluban will accompany participants in search of new spaces to photograph outside Arles, traveling by car, train and boat from wide-open spaces conducive to contemplation to lively beaches and exciting cities. In the same day, the sense of bustle could be followed by a sense of near-nothingness, of emptiness, to translate into images.

The quest will gradually become more personal and inward-looking in these repetitive alternations, contrasts and different atmospheres. Participants will be asked to dig deep down within themselves and find a common denominator based on their sensations and feelings in order to connect everyday experiences to one another, working on what characterizes their gaze, accompanying the sensibility that dictates distances, obsessions and detours. Through daily editing sessions, exchanges, reflections and new starts, they will find their vocabulary and, consequently, develop their photography.

In step two, relying on assistance from veteran assistant editors, they will finalize a personal series that will lead to a slideshow. The editing will become tighter, gain meaning, transmit sensations and find its right form and pace. The completed projects will be shown on a big screen in public on the workshop’s last night.

Klavdij Sluban combines photography and travel, working worldwide. A winner of the 2000 Prix Niepce and the 2004 Prix Leica, his photographs are shown in the world’s most prestigious institutions, including the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, Musée des Beaux-arts de Canton, Estonia National Museum, Central American Photography Festival in Costa Rica and Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris. His many books include Entre Parenthèses, Photo Poche, (Actes Sud) and Balkans Transit (Seuil). For 10 years, he has led workshops for teens at the Fleury-Mérogis juvenile detention center. In 2000, he created a photo workshop in Celje, Slovenia, at the country’s only prison for young offenders, as well as in Krusevac and Valjevo, Serbia.

- Study and analysis of the photographs taken
- Daily shooting 
- Daily trips 
- Technical session with a digital camera
- Definition of a personal subject 
- Selections of the photographs taken and realisation of a slideshow

- 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
- Clothing, bag, shoes, etc. appropriate for spending several hours outdoors. 

- Number of participants: 6 to 12
- Begins: 10:00 a.m. on Monday
- Ends: 6:30 p.m. 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