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09 July

Antoine d'Agata

A day with...

09 July
1 jours (7h)

Individual financing rate: 190 euros

All level

Online registration

Fabrice Courthial & Loïc Colomb
stage@rencontres-arles.com
+33(0)490 967 606

This workshop revolves around photography as a means for asserting a personal perception of the world. Looking beyond the purely documentary, images making up a diary or inventory allow their inventor to cut free from the constraints underlying the transcription of objective reality. Antoine d’Agata's concern is to pare down the photographic act to the need to recount ordinary or extreme experiences.
Each participant will be asked to examine the ultimate goal of his approach, to play an active part in his own images, and to work on the texture of reality. Since images, like words, only take on meaning when brought together, the workshop will focus on finding the most relevant form for each individual stance. Working with Antoine d’Agata, participants must be ready to photograph intensively throughout the workshop and to extend the limits of their approach. They will have to confront their obsessions and contradictions as they shape a series of images conveying in real or fictional terms their private relationship with the world.
ANTOINE D'AGATA
A Magnum member since 2004, Antoine d’Agata won the Nièpce Prize in 2001. His many books include Stigma and Insomnia (Images en Manoeuvres) and Vortex (Atlantica) and Ice (Images en manoeuvre).
Images that push back the boundaries of reportages make Antoine d’Agata one of France's most fascinating photographers.
www.magnumphotos.com
WORKSHOP CONTENT
- Introduction to photography as a profession
- One-to-one interview and definition of a photographic project
- Analysis of the participant's earlier work and assessment of his/her level
- Daily photography sessions
- Individual and group analysis of the previous day's work
- Selection of photos with a view to creating a series
- Discussion of possible outlets
Participants in this very rich one-day course will look at their own photographs and exchange ideas with Antoine d'Agata on their paths and their views of photography, its forms and its supports.

They will benefit from Mr. d'Agata's eye, advice and immense experience. He is a prolific, protean artist who embraces and challenges photography's limits while continuously questioning the photographer's commitment and depiction of the world. His documentary works and books explore the margins of our societies and lives.

Born in Marseille, he lives in Arles when not traveling the world for a reportage, an exhibition, a residency, a workshop, etc. A member of the Magnum agency, he has won many awards, including the Rencontres d'Arles 2013 Author's Book Award for Anticorps (Xavier Barral)

ANTOINE D'AGATA
A Magnum member since 2004, Antoine d’Agata won the Nièpce Prize in 2001. His many books include Stigma and Insomnia (Images en Manoeuvres) and Vortex (Atlantica) and Ice (Images en manoeuvre).Images that push back the boundaries of reportages make Antoine d’Agata one of France's most fascinating photographers.
Magnum Agency Website

CONTENT
- Discussions about the participant's earlier work

BRING
- A selection of around 30 images attesting to your practice (preferably on paper/format of your choice)


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
- Number of participants: 6 to 12
- Begins: 10:00 a.m. on Friday
- Ends: 7.00 p.m. on  Friday
- Location: historic center near the Arles arena
- Access : stairs. 3 floors.
 
GOALS
- Learn the various steps involved in creating a photo series
- Develop a point of view based on a selection of photographs

TEACHING METHOD
- 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.

EQUIPMENT
- 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
- Private end-of-course interview and evaluation
- The instructor continuously evaluates the personal series
- Oral end-of-course evaluation

FORMALISATION AT THE END OF THE COURSE
- End-of-course certificate

Dernière mise à jour : 24 June 2021