14 - 18 August


Territory : a space, lives

14 - 18 August
5 jours

Individual financing rate: 790 euros

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Fabrice Courthial & Marie Couteux
+33(0)490 967 606

This workshop aims to help participants create a coherent body of work with the help of Julien Pebrel's wise advice. They will focus on a specific space to make a portrait. Each will choose, depending on his or her wishes, past experiences and a place to explore: a district, a street, a quay, a monument, a stadium, a building, a park, a wasteland... the playground will have very diverse aspects.

The challenge will be to go beyond what is simply shown, to bring out, through the image, the specificity of the place through its own features but also, and very largely, through the people who bring it alive or pass through it.
As much as possible, this will include the human and social dimension, interactions, presences, exchanges or simply the traces left by man.

The course will also take into account everyone's sensibility, both in the choice of subject and in the way it is treated. Each one’s characteristics will be discussed to specify a distance and determine aesthetic and sometimes technical choices. In some cases this step will be necessary to refocus one's approach but also to question certain habits and go beyond one's practice.

This exciting workshop will take advantage of Mr. Pebrel's experience to finalize a personal series that will be exhibited on the last day.


Julien Pebrel lives and works in Tbilisi and Paris. After a scientific education, he turned to photography, studying photojournalism at EMI-CFD in Paris. He joined the MYOP Agency in 2011, serving as co-director from 2016 to 2019. In recent years, he has worked in Argentina, Moldova, Russia, Togo, Bulgaria, the Danube Delta, Armenia, Georgia, Abkhazia and Nagorno-Karabakh. Lately, his focus has been Georgia, where he is working on a documentary project about the different strata of Georgian society. Since much of his work focuses on theater, he also contributes to Théâtre(s) Magazine on a regular basis.

Site personnel : julienpebrel.fr
Site de son agence : myop.fr

- Discussions of participants’ prior work
- Completion of a personal project
- Individual shooting sessions
- Preselection and management of digital files
- Editing sessions with the workshop leader
- Finalization of a coherent series
- Individual interview, end-of-workshop assessment

- 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

- Number of participants: 6 to 12
- Begins: 10:00 a.m. on Monday
- Ends: 6:30 p.m. on  Thursday(it followed by an exhibition until 9:30 pm)
- Location: historic center near the Arles arena
- Access : stairs. 3 floors

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

- 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.

- 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)

- 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 : 15 March 2023
  • 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