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08 - 12 July


A poetry from reality

8 July - 12 July

Individual financing rate: 780 euros

Subscribe to the workshop

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

These days will be based on a stimulating balance between reflections, field experiments and shared point of view to achieve a coherent and singular photographic ensemble.

Laura Henno will start from the experience and sensitivity of each participant to accompany them thoroughly in the definition of a personal topic that will be conducted during the week.

Arles will offer many opportunities for this, linked to the summer effervescence or the many cultural, social and geographical riches present in the city every day. Simple or complex things that will be linked to a local curiosity or a global challenge, to a group of people, an event, a generation, a neighborhood ...

Exciting days to not stay on the surface of things, to question, to go to the meeting, to specify, to take pleasure to try and to exceed sometimes its own habits.

A pretext for telling what surrounds us, intrigues us, fascinates us, challenges us, upsets us or revels us. Talking about the real world all around, without ignoring your own feelings and making sure that everyone succeeds in finding their own poetry, their own writing.

It will be a question of feelings, of distance but also of aesthetic choices, of light, of framing which bring coherence and define a singular photographic language.

The registrants will be contacted before the course to discuss ideas, tracks, projects they would like to address in Arles.
The achievements will be based on contacts and contacts established upstream by the Rencontres d'Arles.

After a final editing, the works will be exhibited on the last day.

Laura Henno initially trained as a photographer and studied film at Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains. She was the recipient of the New Discovery Award at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles in 2007. For several years, she has based her approach to photography and film on the issues of clandestine migration, in the Comoros, Réunion Island and Calais. She confronts herself, with a documentary aim that reinvests reality with the potentials of fiction and storytelling. The resulting images provoke a disturbance and draw from pictorial and cinematographic codes.
Her work has been shown in many museums in France and abroad. In 2018, she presented her series Redemption (produced in the United States) at the Rencontres d’Arles. In 2017, the BBB Centre d’Art in Toulouse cast the spotlight on her series M’Tsamboro. In 2013, her work was shown in the Missing Stories exhibition at the Centre régional de la photographie Nord Pas-de-Calais in Douchy-les-Mines and the Dunkirk Museum of Fine Arts. In 2011, she was exhibited in the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, Finland. Laura Henno has also participated in many group exhibitions, among which Paysage Français : Une Aventure Photographique (1984-2017) at the BnF François Mitterrand in 2017, alongside a hundred major photographers, the Sharjah Biennial 2017 at the Beirut Art Center in Lebanon, L’effet Vertigo at MAC VAL in Vitry-sur-Seine in 2015, Femina, ou la réappropriation des modèles at the Pavillon Vendôme in Clichy in 2015, and Voices of the Sea at the Calais Museum of Fine Arts in 2012. She has been awarded several prices for her film Koropa, including the Equality and Diversity Award 2017 at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and the Grand Prix for Short Film 2016 at the Entrevues de Belfort.

Website :
Galery : Les Filles du Calvaire
Interview about the book Summer Crossing : Filigranes Éditions 
3D views from exhibition Rédemption : Rencontres d'Arles 2018
Interview about RédemptionRencontres d'Arles 2018

- Study and analysis of the photographs taken
- Daily shooting outdoor and in studios
- Exercices with artificial lights 
- Exercices on images dedicated software (colourimetry, curves, etc.)
- Selections of the photographs taken 

- 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: 10:00 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 portrait
- Develop a point of view based on a selection of photographs with coherency

- 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