22 - 26 May



22 - 26 May
5 jours

Individual financing rate: 790 euros

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

This intense five-day course with Klavdij Sluban will focus on the city of Arles and around till Mediterranean coast bathed in the gentle light of spring, inexorably coming alive with the season’s first festivities.

An exciting one-day road, rail and sea trip will immerse participants in vast, wild, natural spaces dominated by the horizon but also steeped in the atmosphere of closed, confined places punctuated by human activities.

This photographic experience will be resolutely turned towards the outdoor spaces and the lives around us. The second part will concentrate on exploring inner, more personal territories.

Participants will be asked to draw upon themselves and find common ground with the spaces and situations they encounter, which will inevitably involve paying attention to their sensations and feelings. This step is necessary to accompany each person’s sensitivity, which will determine the distance, obsessions and detours.

This approach will help to define a unique perspective when there is profusion, abundance and a thousand things to capture, but also when there is almost nothing but the surrounding emptiness, when everything seems to have vanished.

Through daily editing, individual and collective exchanges and reflections, participants will find their own vocabulary and develop their photographic writing.

The last step will be the finalization of a personal series that will lead to the creation of a slide show relying especially on an experienced assistant during the editing process.  The editing will be tightened up, acquire meaning, convey the sensations experienced and find the right form and pace. Each project will be screened in public on the last evening of the workshop.

Klavdij Sluban combines photography and travel, working worldwide. A winner of the 2000 Prix Niepce and the 2004 Prix Leica, his photographs are shown in the world’s most prestigious institutions, including the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, Musée des Beaux-arts de Canton, Estonia National Museum, Central American Photography Festival in Costa Rica and Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris. His many books include Entre Parenthèses, Photo Poche, (Actes Sud) and Balkans Transit (Seuil). For 10 years, he has led workshops for teens at the Fleury-Mérogis juvenile detention center. In 2000, he created a photo workshop in Celje, Slovenia, at the country’s only prison for young offenders, as well as in Krusevac and Valjevo, Serbia.

- Study and analysis of the photographs taken
- Daily shooting 
- Daily trips 
- Technical session with a digital camera
- Definition of a personal subject 
- Selections of the photographs taken and realisation of a slideshow

- 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
- Clothing, bag, shoes, etc. appropriate for spending several hours outdoors. 

- Number of participants: 5 to 8 ( till 10 persons potentialy depending heath situation on april)
- Begins: 10:00 a.m. on Monday
- Ends: 7:00 p.m. on Friday (with presentation of works till 9p.m)
- Location: historic center near the Arles arena 

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

- Taught by an instructor and an assistant 

Workshop held in both French and English :
- Collective parts in French
- One-to-one interviews could be in English.

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

- 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 : 05 December 2022
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture