Eyes in Progress is a program of workshops & masterclasses provided by masters of photography. The classes take place each month in Paris for 4 days. After the workshop, Eyes in Progress website features the participants’ portfolios, video interviews and an evaluation by photo professionals.
The program is designed for professional photographers or serious amateurs who wish to improve or experiment with a new genre. Students will be granted admission to the workshop based on a review of their portfolio.
LINKS OF INTEREST
* Wired.com – Photo Workshops Help Students Beat the Odds in Terrible Photojournalism Market – 10.18.2012
* Eyes in Progress in the press! Download here the 2012-2013 press clips (require a few minutes to download)
OPEN LETTER FROM THE FOUNDER
” I had the opportunity to work in the heart of the photography industry for a few years and what I saw was not only an industry in great turmoil but also one that was becoming ever more popular, which at first glance gives off a strange sense of ambiguity.
The internet and the different photo applications that exist are opening this art to the public, more and more photographs are being taken and there is more interest in photography than ever before. The proof is not only the exponential quantity of photographs online but also in galleries, museum exhibitions, as well as in public and private spaces.
This said, when learning about photography, either whilst trying to become a professional or just intending to carry out your own assignment for the sake of your own passion, it is not always easy to distinguish and understand what is good and what is not. Photography is such a personal and subjective field.
However, in this “grey” area, there are professionals who do lead the way because they have become successful in this profession for many years. They have also stood for their own personal style , they have been able to evolve through the years and adapt to all the drastic changes that have happened in the photography world, and they have had the recognition of the industry. Most of all, they have inspired thousands of photographers.
This is what the Eyes in Progress’ workshops are about. Be inspired , be creative .
To get feedback from one of these professionals is a once in a lifetime opportunity : to be able to work with them, to hear about their experiences, as well as being able to define a personal project together, are all things that should be taken seriously because it could be a life changing experience.
Of course, you need to make the most of it. Before the workshop starts, I always tell the students to try hard , to be proactive , to get involved and above all to be fearless . This is not an academic course. This is not the moment to take great photographs. This is the moment to experiment. You should approach the workshop like a sponge.
The workshops are also always a great opportunity to connect with others. Photographers usually work alone and so these moments are important in order to get feedback from other people with different backgrounds and levels.
Why should you attend an Eyes in Progress’ workshop?
There are all kinds of photography workshops around. One of the things that makes Eyes in Progress stand out is that the masters of photography are part of the program. Something these masters of photography all have in common is to be top professionals in their field and internationally famous.
Secondly, it was important to me to create an intimate experience and thus to ensure great quality in the personal relationships, which is why there are only 9 places in an Eyes in Progress’s workshop and no more.
Also, I wanted to give the participants the opportunity to be able to show their work after the workshop, be it something they have worked on during the workshop or beforehand, to give them a showcase to exhibit to their family, friends and professional contacts.
Finally, each participant will receive a published review of one of their portfolios by a professional image buyer , either an exhibition curator, a picture editor, a journalist, or a photo gallery director. Obtaining this additional point of view from the image buyer, can be very interesting for the student and help him find the right direction in his photography. ” Véronique Sutra, CEO & Founder of Eyes in Progress.
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