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29 - 04 May

JANE EVELYN ATWOOD

Exploring without getting lost

29 April - 4 May

Individual financing rate: 840 euros

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FABRICE COURTHIAL & LOÏC COLOMB
STAGE@RENCONTRES-ARLES.COM 
+33(0)490 967 606

In this exciting six-day course, Jane Evelyn Atwood leads participants in making a personal series—a stimulating experience in which they spell out their desires, explore a theme without getting lost in it and skillfully select their own photographs to tell a story. The course takes a learning-by-doing approach: participants can identify aspects they need to develop and deepen by enthusiastically, sincerely discussing the photographs taken each day. They will seek and explore but without becoming scattered.

Whatever the photographs’ nature—sensitive and rooted in reality or more conceptual and based on a place, person or fact—consistency, dialogue between the images and a search for meaning will be at the heart of the discussion and the focus of attention.

Ms. Atwood will give each participant largely individualized support and advice depending on his or her progress, sensibility, commitment and goals. If necessary, the subjects will be drawn from contacts and locations (social, environmental and sports organizations, institutions, farms, communities, companies, artisans, etc.) pre-selected by the Rencontres d’Arles and jointly chosen early in the week.

The focus will be on overcoming fears, taking the right position, listening, feeling and finding a narrative’s leitmotiv. After the final editing session, the photographs will be printed out and exhibited on the last day of the course.

JANE EVELYN ATWOOD

Lives and works in Paris, France.
Jane Evelyn Atwood’s work attests to the close relationships she has forged with her subjects over long stretches of time. Fascinated by people and the idea of exclusion, she manages to enter worlds most of us ignore or choose to ignore. She is the author of 10 books (the latest are Pigalle People, 1978-1979 and Le Bec en l'air, 2018) and her work has won prestigious international awards. In 2011, the Maison européenne de la Photographie in Paris hosted her first major retrospective. In 2018, she exhibited at the Rencontres d'Arles.

Interview TV (7 minutes) : TV5 monde
Différentes series  angence Vu' : photographe JE Atwood
janeevelynatwood.com

CONTENT:
- Study and analysis of the participant's previous works
- Collectiv shooting
- Selections of the photographs taken

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: 9:30 am on Monday
- Ends: 18:30 on Saturday, 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