BRAZIL. Town of Sao Paulo. 1997. A prostitute in the red-light district of Sao Paulo.  © Patrick Zachmann / Magnum Photos

Patrick Zachmann

French, b. 1955. Patrick Zachmann has been a freelance photographer since 1976 and member of Magnum Photos since 1990. He has dedicated himself to long-term projects on the cultural identity, memory and immigration of different communities. From 1982 to 1984, he worked both on a project on highway landscapes, backed by the French Ministry of Culture, and on the challenges of integration facing young immigrants in the northern neighborhoods of Marseilles.

In 1982, he also plunged into the violent world of the Neapolitan police and mafia – the Camorra – resulting in the publication of a book and a fictional text inspired by his cinematographic images. In 1987, after working for seven years on a personal project about Jewish identity, Zachmann published his second book, Enquête d’Identité ou Un Juif à la recherche de sa mémoire (Inquest on Identity or a Jew in search of his memory). In 1989 his story on the events at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square was widely published in the international press. That year, his entire body of work was awarded the prestigious Prix Niepce.

For the next six years, Patrick Zachmann continued his research on the Chinese diaspora around the world, resulting in the 1995 publication of the acclaimed book W., ou L’Œil d’un Long Nez, accompanied by an exhibition that toured in ten countries in Asia and Europe. Between 1996 and 1998, Zachmann directed the short film La Mémoire de Mon Père (My Father’s Memory), followed by his first feature-length film Allers-retour: Journal d’un Photographe (Round trip: diary of a photographer), about the disappearing traces of memory, in Chile in particular.

In 2006, he began a new project entitled Confusions Chinoises (Chinese Confusions), for which he received a grant from the French Fine Arts Delegation (DAP). He also gave classes at the National School for Decorative Arts in Paris and the Institute Superiore di Fotografia e di communication in Rome.

From 2006 to 2008 he directed a feature film called Bar Centre des Autocars, about the destinies of ten young people whom he had known and photographed twenty years earlier, from Marseille’s poorest neighborhoods. In May 2009, at the Cité d’Histoire de l’Immigration in Paris (Centre for the History of Immigration), Patrick Zachmann will present his entire body of work, spanning twenty five years, about immigration and the suburbs.

Patrick Zachmann joined Magnum Photos in 1985.

© Patrick Zachmann / Magnum Photos


AUDIENCE

Advanced Amateurs, Professionals.

GOALS

Learn and improve how to build a documentary reportage by covering an editorial story defined with Patrick Zachmann. Refine storytelling and story composition by analyzing real-situation problems, images analysis, editing and captions writing. Most of all, workshop with Patrick Zachmann will help you discover your own visual language as well as practical and conceptual know how to confront real situation reportage making.

Workshop Program

« I believe that when one gains professional experience and artistic practice during several years, to pass on a little bit of know-how is a way to allow young photographers to get what one has taken and learnt from others. » Patrick Zachmann.

Day 1  – Master class / Exchange around the master photographer oeuvre, documentary photography in general, and review of each participants projects/portfolios.
Video interviews making-of for each participant.

Day 2  – Practice / Outside-Inside shooting, group critique, editing, improvements suggestions.

Day 3  – Practice / Outside-Inside shooting, group critique, editing, improvements suggestions.

Day 4  – Project making / Editing and exchange around the best way of presenting one’s work.
Portfolios publication on Eyesinprogress.com.
Video interviews making-of for each participant.

Workshop hours: 9h30-18h.
Teaching language: French or English depending on audience. Translation will be guaranteed where needed by the course assistant.

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Documentary

Photographer: Patrick Zachmann

Dates: From 10/24/2012 > 10/27/2012
Place: Bar Floréal, Paris
Duration: 4 Days
Price: 750€

Submit your portfolio

Conditions

- Only 9 students will be admitted for each session. Students will be granted admission to the workshop based on a review of a selection of 10 of their photographs.

- Registration is carried out progressively as the applications are received.

- The 750€ fee does not include transport, accomodation nor on the ground expenses.

- In order to confirm your application, an advance payment of €100 is advised. Once the application is completed, PayPal will send an email to the participant in order to settle the payment. If the candidate is accepted, this amount will be deducted from the overall cost of the workshop.

- In case the participation is not confirmed, he will get a full pay back of the 100€ fee during the week of the applicants notifications.

- If accepted, the participant will receive a course contract confirming the success of their application by email, as well as a programme of the course.

- To confirm registration, the participant must return this contract to us, signed, within ten days, along with payment of 30% of the cost of the workshop.

- The rest of the fees must be paid by the first day of the workshop at the latest. The participant will then receive a receipt.

- An individual acceptance letter and information related to the course will be sent to the participant at least two weeks before the course begins.

Pre-requisite

- Successful candidates will be expected to arrive comfortable with their equipment and ready to photograph.

- Participants working digitally should bring their own laptops, and everything needed for digital editing.

- Participants working on film can use the available service laboratory (black and white) near their workshop, or they can use an external laboratory to develop colour film but at their own expense (7€) and within the given time.

- Participants are required to find their own accommodation in Paris. However Eyes in Progress will provide you with a list of affordable places. This also applies to places to have lunch near to the workshop venue.

Education material

- Photo books

- Projector and screen

- 1 MAC with photo editing software

- Professional A3 printer

- Negative scanner

- Photo paper

A technical assistant will be present during the workshop.

After the workshop

Once the class has ended:

- The portfolios produced by each participant will be published on the site of Eyes in Progress.

- An evaluation committee comprised of professional photo editors, journalists, creative directors and gallery curators will then critique these portfolios. It will be published on the student's page on Eyes in Progress.

- Video interviews in which the students discuss their work, their motivation as photographers, as well as what they learned during the master class will also be posted on the site.

Social media modules in order to share the page with friends and contacts.

- Each participant will be awarded a certificate of completion of the course.

- The participants will be required to evaluate the course when it has been completed, to show their level of overall satisfaction and the extent of their acquisition of new skills. These evaluations will help us to improve our courses.

Deadlines

- Registration is open until September 19th 2012.

- Eyes in Progress reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 7 participants. Students will be given either a full refund or offered a place with an alternative photographer. In the event of a cancellation, students will be given at least 3 weeks advance notice. Eyes in Progress reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised.

- If a participant decides to cancel for whatever reason, this must be confirmed in writing:

. Eyes in Progress will reimburse all the registration costs except for the €100 administrative fee, if the participant informs Eyes in Progress of cancellation at least 3 weeks before the first day of the workshop. Beyond this time limit, Eyes in Progress will charge the following:

. 50% of the cost if cancelled between 6 and 20 days before the workshop commences.

. 100% of the cost if cancelled less than 5 days before the workshop commences.

. All workshops that are commenced but not completed through the fault of either the contractor/or participant need to be paid in full.

- Eyes in Progress is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case a workshop is cancelled. We recommend that you buy refundable air tickets and/or travel insurance.


Jane Evelyn Atwood

Born in New York and living in Paris since 1971, Jane Evelyn Atwood is one of the world’s leading photographers. In 1976, Atwood bought her first camera and began taking pictures of a group of street prostitutes in Paris. It was partly on the strength of these photographs that Atwood received the first W. Eugene Smith Award, in 1980, for another story she had just started work on: blind children. Prior to this, she had never published a photo.

In the ensuing years, Atwood has pursued a number of carefully chosen projects-among them an 18-month reportage of one regiment of the Foreign Legion, following the soldiers to Beirut and Chad; a four-and-a-half-month story on the first person with AIDS in France to allow himself to be photographed for publication in the press (Atwood stayed with him until his death); and a four-year study of landmine victims that took her to Cambodia, Angola, Kosovo, Mozambique and Afghanistan-always with the same personal and passionate approach.

Jane Evelyn Atwood’s work reflects a deep involvement with her subjects over long periods of time. Fascinated by people and by the idea of exclusion, she has managed to penetrate worlds that most of us do not know, or choose to ignore. She limits her stories to those which truly compel her, devoting to each subject the time necessary-in some cases, years-to explore it in depth. In 1989 she started to photograph incarcerated women, eventually managing to gain access to some of the world’s worst penitentiaries and jails, including death row. This monumental ten-year undertaking- encompassing forty prisons in nine countries of Europe and Eastern Europe, and the United States-remains the definitive photographic work on women in prison to date. It was published as a book in both English and French in 2000 and continues to be exhibited internationally.
Atwood’s particularity as a photographer lies in her in-depth approach, but she has also covered such news events as the Kobe earthquake of 1995, the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001, and the Democratic National Convention in 2004.
Jane Evelyn Atwood describes her method of work as “obsessive”. She does not move on to a new subject until she feels she has completely understood the one at hand and her own relation to it, and until she believes that her pictures reflect this understanding.

Jane Evelyn Atwood is a member of Agency Vu’ .


Media partner:

PHOTO is media partner of the workshop with Jane Evelyn Atwood and will publish a making-off of the event.

Audience

Advanced Amateurs, Professionals.

Program

I hope that a workshop like this one can help guide the students toward making better photos, and in this case, help them to better understand how to tell a story with pictures. ” Jane Evelyn Atwood

Day 1 – Jane Evelyn Atwood will project selected photo stories and explain her working method; her books will be available for comment, questions, and consultation. Video interviews making-off for each participant.

Day 2   & 3 – Students will decide on one assignment, to be completed during the workshop. Workshop stories, as well as students’ past work are critiqued and discussed, in depth, with each portfolio getting special attention. Practice, outside shooting. Eyes in Progress will suggest different shooting spots and stories suggestions, however, ideally, participants would arrive with a story in mind that could be discussed with the guest photographer.

Day 4 – The workshop closes with the final editing and presentation of each story, one per student. Finally, the participants will be asked to create a portfolio of their work that will be published on the Eyes in Progress website. Video interviews making-off for each participant.

Workshop hours: 9h30-18h.
Teaching language: English.

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Storytelling

Photographer: Jane Evelyn Atwood

Dates: From 10/10/2012 > 10/13/2012
Place: Barcelona
Duration: 4 Days
Price: 750€

Submit your portfolio

Conditions

- Only 9 students will be admitted for each session. Students will be granted admission to the workshop based on a review of a selection of 10 of their photographs.

- Registration is carried out progressively as the applications are received.

- The 750€ fee does not include transport, accomodation nor on the ground expenses.

- In order to confirm your application, an advance payment of €100 is advised. Once the application is completed, PayPal will send an email to the participant in order to settle the payment. If the candidate is accepted, this amount will be deducted from the overall cost of the workshop.

- In case the participation is not confirmed, he will get a full pay back of the 100€ fee during the week of the applicants notifications.

- If accepted, the participant will receive a course contract confirming the success of their application by email, as well as a programme of the course.

- To confirm registration, the participant must return this contract to us, signed, within ten days, along with payment of 30% of the cost of the workshop.

- The rest of the fees must be paid by the first day of the workshop at the latest. The participant will then receive a receipt.

- An individual acceptance letter and information related to the course will be sent to the participant at least two weeks before the course begins.

Pre-requisite

- Successful candidates will be expected to arrive comfortable with their equipment and ready to photograph.

- Participants working digitally should bring their own laptops, and everything needed for digital editing.

- Participants working on film can use an external laboratory recommended by Eyes in Progress to develop their film but at their own expense and within the given time.

- Participants are required to find their own accommodation in Barcelona. However Eyes in Progress will provide you with a list of affordable places. This also applies to places to have lunch near to the workshop venue.

Education material

- Photo books

- Projector and screen

- 1 MAC with photo editing software

- Professional A3 printer

- Photo paper

A technical assistant will be present during the workshop.

After the workshop

Once the class has ended:

- The portfolios produced by each participant will be published on the site of Eyes in Progress.

- An evaluation committee comprised of professional photo editors, journalists, creative directors and gallery curators will then critique these portfolios. It will be published on the student's page on Eyes in Progress.

- Video interviews in which the students discuss their work, their motivation as photographers, as well as what they learned during the master class will also be posted on the site.

Social media modules in order to share the page with friends and contacts.

- Each participant will be awarded a certificate of completion of the course.

- The participants will be required to evaluate the course when it has been completed, to show their level of overall satisfaction and the extent of their acquisition of new skills. These evaluations will help us to improve our courses.

Deadlines

- Registration is open until September 11th 2012.

- Eyes in Progress reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 7 participants. Students will be given either a full refund or offered a place with an alternative photographer. In the event of a cancellation, students will be given at least 3 weeks advance notice. Eyes in Progress reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised.

- If a participant decides to cancel for whatever reason, this must be confirmed in writing:

. Eyes in Progress will reimburse all the registration costs except for the €100 administrative fee, if the participant informs Eyes in Progress of cancellation at least 3 weeks before the first day of the workshop. Beyond this time limit, Eyes in Progress will charge the following:

. 50% of the cost if cancelled between 6 and 20 days before the workshop commences.

. 100% of the cost if cancelled less than 5 days before the workshop commences.

. All workshops that are commenced but not completed through the fault of either the contractor/or participant need to be paid in full.

- Eyes in Progress is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case a workshop is cancelled. We recommend that you buy refundable air tickets and/or travel insurance.