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02 - 03 July


A shooting with...

2 July - 3 July

Individual financing rate: 290 euros

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

à retrouver en 2021...

These three half-days will mostly focus on two key concepts in photography: distance and time. The distance photographers choose from the environment around them determines their approach, framing and aesthetic compositional choices.

Time—freely chosen to capture what is seen, but also imposed on the photographer—requires adapting to various constraints within a set period. In the early afternoon, Ambroise will discuss participants’ experience and a selection of photographs they bring before accompanying them into the field to seek locations and experiment with shooting.

The next morning, they will continue by focusing on an area of many contrasts where natural spaces, urban areas and abandoned buildings marked by the passage of temps are side by side. The afternoon will be devoted to selecting, editing and sometimes slightly reworking the files to single out a small group of photographs that work together.

This exciting course subtly combines exchanging ideas with the pleasure of photographing and a certain conviviality.

Born 1972 in Paris.
Ambroise Tézenas graduated from the Ecole d’Arts Appliqués de Vevey (Switzerland) in 1994 and lived in London before moving to Paris, where he was a member of the Editing Agency from 2001 to 2002. He worked with the French and international press until 2002, when he gradually started shifting to landscapes. His work has been published in The New York Times, Libération, Paris Match, Géo and Images Magazine. His most recent shows include “Dark Tourism” at Galerie Mélanie Rio, Nantes, France; “Beijing, Theater of the People” at Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, Brest, France and the Catherine Schubert Fine Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand; and “Night Visions”, Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. Ambroise has exhibited at the Rencontres d’Arles: “Beijing, Theater of the People” at Capitole (2007) and “I Was Here, Tourism of desolation” (2015).
Mediathèque des Rencontres d'Arles

- 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: 2:00 p.m. on Thursday
- Ends: 6:00 p.m. on  Friday
- Location: historic center near the Arles arena
- Access : stairs. 3 floors.
- Learn the various steps involved in creating a photo series
- Develop a point of view based on a selection of photographs
- Teaching staff : a professional photographer instructor, helped by an assistant from 6 attenders
- Logistic staff to facilitate shooting sessions (places, material, contacts…)
- Workshop held in both French and English :
Collective parts in French with a translation for non-French speakers.
One-to-one interviews could be in English.
- 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)
- Private end-of-course interview and evaluation
- The instructor continuously evaluates the personal series
- Oral end-of-course evaluation
- End-of-course certificate