17 - 21 April

Marguerite Bornhauser

Photography: a poetry of everyday life

17 - 21 April
5 jours

Individual financing rate: 790 euros

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

This precious course invites us to rethink our perception of everyday life through the image. The approach is open to meaning and the sensitive observation of what surrounds us, especially non-events, details and the little nothings that make, wrap and calm our days most often. The challenge will be for the participants, through their sensations, their eyes and their curiosity, to find the unexpected and the exceptional in what is most commonplace. The challenge will then be to find a personal way to share their observations through photography.

Marguerite Bornhauser will meticulously accompany the participants on this quest in defining a unique style. Observing, identifying and capturing will be the first steps in a process that will become more precise and structured in order to turn a succession of images into a personal photographic language. Colors, forms, gestures, lights, a face, an atmosphere, a gaze, objects, a thread, shadows, a perspective, a texture, skin are elements that, articulated, rhythmic, put into relationships with each other, will serve as words to compose a poetry of everyday life, a sublimated daily life. The exchange of points of view, ideas and experiments, trust and selection sessions will punctuate the process.

On the last day, this exciting journey will culminate in an exhibition of a personal and sensitive series.

Marguerite Bornhauser:

Born 1989, Marguerite Bornhauser lives and works in Paris. She studied literature and journalism before enrolling in the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles, graduating in 2015. Her first institutional show was at the Maison Européenne de la photographie in 2019.

Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals in France (Paris, Arles, Toulouse, Deauville), London, Brussels, Istanbul, Lisbon, Switzerland, Japan and soon, Bahrein as well as in 27 Paris metro stations in 2020 and on advertising panels for the Cincinnati Art Museum. Ms. Bornhauser usually accompanies her photographs with a written text.

Interview (Arty Mag): https://www.artymag.com/interview-marguerite-bornhauser/

Video interview (In Cadaquès Photo Festival): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVYs04AgpUg

Website: www.margueritebornhauser.com

Instagram: margueritebornhauser

- Discussions about the participant's earlier work
- Collective trips out of the town with the instructor- Realization of a personal project
- Individual photography sessions
- First selections and file management on computer
- Editing sessions with the insctructor
- Building of a personal and unified series
- Discussion as assessment of the workshop

- 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: 7:00 p.m. on  Friday (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 : 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