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15 - 18 April

YANN RABANIER

Portrait: the field of possibilities

15 April - 18 April

Individual financing rate: 680 euros

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

This exciting course focuses on practice, a personal search and simple, sincere, open, adapted discussions allowing everybody to find his or her own portrait-making method.

Yann Rabanier will offer three main areas to work on: light, framing and the model’s direction. The first sessions will focus on each one relatively separately, setting out certain preferences, experimenting with new distances and imagining fresh approaches. Depending on the first successes, surprises and, sometimes, dead-ends, Mr. Rabanier will quickly establish a personal combination of the above-mentioned areas with each participant and define the principles of writing. The approaches can be very different, focusing, with an economy of means, on the model and his or her face and expressions or, on the contrary, experimenting with a body’s posture, compositions and unusual sources of light.

these stimulating choices will act as cursers pointing to the fields of possibilities opened up by making portraits.

From day to day, alternating between shooting and editing, participants will create a series of portraits, which, in addition to the persons photographed, will evince the photographer’s choices and singularity.

YANN RABANIER
Lives and works in Paris. Yann Rabanier studied graphic arts and music before discovering photography at the age of 23 and graduating from the ETPA photography school in Toulouse three years later. Since then, his portraits have regularly appeared in the national and international press: Télérama, Libération, New York Times, The Herald Tribune, Vanity Fair, D la Republica, Der Spiegel, l'Express, Madame Figaro, Les Inrockuptibles, ES Magazine, Les Echos, etc. They were shown at Paris Photo in 2009 and the Vannes festival in 2018 and projected at the Rencontres d'Arles from 2009 to 2016.
www.yannrabanier.com
Represented by : Modds

CONTENT:
- Study and analysis of the participant's previous works
- Collectiv shooting
- Selections and critical analysis of the photographs taken
- Daily photo sessions.
- Creation of a series and preparation of a final exhibition.

BRING:
- 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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
- Number of participants: 6 to 12
- Begins: 14:00 am on Monday
- Ends: 18:30 on Thursday, it followed by an exhibition until 9:30 pm 
- Location: historic center near the Arles arena

GOALS:
- Analysis and selection of photographs
- Build-up an adapted photographic device

TEACHING METHOD
- Taught by an instructor and an assistant

EQUIPMENT
- Mac computers
- A photo library (app. 500 references)
- Various kinds of lighting systems, studio accessories, tripod, etc.

EVALUATION
- Private end-of-course interview and evaluation
- Oral end-of-course evaluation

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