© Antoine Agoudjian, Gdouts, region de Van, Turquie, 2002

Improving your style by mastering the Black& White analog print with Antoine Agoudjian

How to integrate in one’s creative approach the process of Black& White printing


* Integrate the process of analog printing to your authorial approach;

* Develop singularity and a unique approach by mastering the process of analog image printing and its results;

* To improve the knowledge of the analog image process from choosing the image to the finishing.


1961. Antoine Agoudjian was born in Saint Maur, near Paris, to Clement Agoudjian and Ankine Arydjian garment industry workers. He first discovered his roots through Armenian dancing at the age of five. Since then, dancing has always been with him.

1987. He got acquainted with photography, while he was working for a  photo lab to pay for his trip back to France.

1989. After the earthquake in Armenia, he joined a humanitarian organization for one year in order to work as a logistician and an interpreter. This is when he started making his first photographic works, whenever he could save some time on his charitable commitments.

1990. Back to France, he published his first book on his life experience in Armenia entitled “Le Feu sous la Glace” Parenthèses publishing.


This training is theorical (day 1) and practical (day 2 and 3).

Day 1 :

Master class.

Talk about the trainer’s work on the match between photographical approach and printing.

Presentation on the printing’s art and theorical lesson on the black and white analogical printing.

Answers to participant’s questions.

Participant’s portfolio’s exam.

Participants should present and comment a selection of max 10 images composing a story about a personal authorial approach and not a commissioned work. Among them they should choose a single image that will be printed the next day. They will explain the reasons of their choices, which will be commented and validated by the master class trainer.

Day 2 :

Lab practice.

Each participant will work, according his level, with the master class trainer, on his image’s analog printing. The other participants should assist to other’s work sessions.

Then the master class trainer will explain and show his outdoor collage technique on drying boards.

Day 3 :

Analysis and talk on photography and the influence of its mastering on his approach.

Finishing on the day before printings: cut, correction, drawing.

Critical analysis session on printings.

Final projections.

Learning language : French. For english speakers, there will be a translator available during the 3 days.

Timetable : 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM.

Mar 17 - Mar 19, 2017
3 days in Paris - 1250 €
Early Bird 1200 €
before Dec. 17th

- Only 5 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.

- The fee does not include transport, accommodation nor on the ground expenses. For participants coming from outside the European Union, please be aware that there is a bank fee when making the payments via bank transfer.

- In order to confirm your application, an advance payment of €100 is advised. Once the application is completed, we will send an email via the PayZen platform. 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.

- If accepted, the participant will receive a course contract confirming the success of his application by email.

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

- A dossier in order to get prepared for the workshop will be sent to the participant at least two weeks before the course begins.

- If you're willing to participate in more than one workshop, we do offer a 10% discount on the following workshops' price.

- Participants are required to come with an existing series of photographs.

- Participants are required to find their own accommodation in Paris. However Eyes in Progress will provide you with a list of affordable places.

- All material required for printing will be provided (practical days take place in a lab); - Photo books; - Projector and screen.

- 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.

- There will be two rounds of applications review:

> If you apply before January 17th 2017: successful applicants will be informed via email by January 19th, 2017.

> If you apply after January 17th 2017: successful applicants will be informed via email by February 19th 2017.

It is possible that the workshop is completed with the first round of applications, in that case, the second round of applications will not be processed.

Applications will be open until February 17th 2017.

It is possible that the workshop is completed with the first round of applications, in that case, the second round of applications will not be processed.

- In case the participant comes from far away and needs to make early travel arrangements regarding the workshop's date, we will study his request to review his application ahead of the official deadlines.

- Eyes in Progress reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 3 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 the 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.

Eyes in Progress is committed to using all possible means to enable beneficiaries with disabilities to participate in the workshops. For this, the director of Eyes in Progress will assess all required adaptations and implement them.