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23 - 27 April

CORINNE MERCADIER

A POETRY OF THE GAZE

23 April - 27 April

Individual financing rate: 780 euros

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In this exciting, balanced course, precise work on distance, light, forms, movement and framing during shoots and post-production will counterbalance imagination, exploration and the free interpretation of what surrounds us. 

Corinne will discuss the participants’ experience and desires one-to-one before accompanying them to different indoor and outdoor places on location scouting trips, walking, searching and observing reality while letting it approach them.

Exploring the bridges between fiction and truth, they will adopt a non-frontal, sensitive vision, coming, feeling, remembering and coming back. Based on their first shots, they will gradually refine and affirm an intention and a vision.

They will receive guidance in creating a personal project that might be very different, emerging from walks, encounters or rigorous staging of people, places and things. The main goal will be to sharpen their gaze and find their own poetry. 

Alternating between shooting and editing will help them narrow down their approach and work on relationships between the photographs in order to finalize a series that will be presented on the last day.

CORINNE MERCADIER

Photographer, painter, illustrator and sculptor Corinne Mercadier has a visual arts teaching degree and a bachelor’s in art history from Provence University. From Polaroid to digital photography, she has exhibited her work worldwide since 1998, including at the Rencontres d’Arles, Paris-Photo, Planches-Contacts festival, Fotografiska (Stockholm) and the Alan Klotz Gallery (New York.). Filigranes has published several of her series: Où commence le ciel?, Dreaming Journal, Corinne Mercadier (monograph) and Devant un champ obscur.
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CONTENT:
- Presentation of the profession of photographer
- Analysis of the participant's previous work
- Definition of a personal project
- Individual and collective photo sessions
- Analysis of the pictures taken, editing, and building of a unified, convincing series
- Final one-to-one interview

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: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday
- Ends: 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, it followed by an exhibition until 9:30 pm
- Location: historic center near the Arles arena

GOAL
- Learn the various steps involved in creating a photo series
- Develop a point of view based on a selection of photographs

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
- The instructor continuously evaluates the personal series
- Oral end-of-course evaluation

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