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27 - 30 July

Stéphanie Lacombe

Intimate territories : gaze and encounters

27 - 30 July
4 jours

Individual financing rate: 690 euros

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

This exciting four-day course will focus as much on shooting as on the crucial step of selecting photographs and the relationships woven with images. On the first two days, Stéphanie Lacombe will go out with participants into the field to find a distance and a personal angle to photograph a given place as well as to meet people.

The places visited—dense urban sites or tract housing alternating with larger, natural sites, unused or in activity, public or private spaces—will allow participants to take a wide range of approaches. They will be found at random or chosen in advance by the Rencontres d’Arles.

Ms. Lacombe will help participants sharpen their eye. Photography will be considered a passport to meet others, open up new realms of exploration and encounter new worlds.

The aim will be to create a cogent series that makes sense of what is shown and what we wish to tell. Discussions, exchanges and editing will be primordial in this stage.

On the last day, each participant will present a personal series that will be printed, the last step on the way to clarifying his or her vision.

Stéphanie Lacombe graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD). Her work has been exhibited in France, Argentina, Finland and Hong Kong and published by many magazines and newspapers, including Revue XXI, Le Monde and L'obs. She shares her experience as a woman photographer in workshops conducted with public and private institutions: the Cartier Foundation, the Ateliers du Carrousel and the Diaphane photographic center in Picardy.

She has won the Prix Niepce (2009), the Lagardère Foundation Award (2006) and the Grand prix de la photographie documentaire et sociale de Sarcelles (2008). In 2001, Sebastiao Salgado gave her the Agfa Jury special prize.
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- Discussions about the participant's earlier work
- Realization of an individual project
- Individual shooting sessions
- First selections and file management on computer
- Editing sessions with the insctructor
- Building of a unified series
- Discussion as assessment of the 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
- Number of participants: 6 to 8 (12 maximum if health situation allows)
- Begins: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday
- Ends: 7:00 p.m. on  Friday (it followed by an exhibition until 9:30 pm)
- 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

Dernière mise à jour : 24 June 2021