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* Learn how to create a new series;
* Learn and improve how to build a photographic series be it linked to fiction, reality or both.
* Build a plastic approach and an artistic coherence in the approach of a subject.
* Develop your own visual language and photographic identity.
* Learn and put into practice the basic rules for creating a photo exhibition scenography.
This workshop in full immersion with Claudine Doury aims at developping the aptitude of the participant to carry out a photography assignment in an institutional context. This experience will allow the participant to develop his/her capacity to produce a photographic work in a given location and throughout a given limited time period.
Claudine Doury is a french photographer who lives and works in Paris. After having been a photo editor in Paris for the “Gamma” Agency and the newspaper “Liberation” as well as for the agency “Contact Press Images” in New York, she became a freelance photographer. She is a member of the VU’ agency and is represented by In Camera Gallery in Paris.
Her work addresses notions of memory and transition with an approach that is simultaneously artistic and documentary.
She has published 5 monographs:
“People of Siberia” (Le Seuil Editions) documents ways of life which are slowly disappearing.
“Artek, Summer in Crimea” (Editions La Martinière) captures collective changes in Russian society which is in upheaval, as well as the transformations of the young people in this old pioneer camp.
“Loulan Beauty” (Editions du Chêne) superimposes two visions of Central Asia: the end of the Soviet model and the old scenes that remain, immemorial, carried by young modern women who resemble Loulan Beauty, but 4,000 years older.
With “Sasha”(Editions Le Caillou Bleu), a piece of work about the loss of a childhood, these rituals are set in place, these moments of suspension, the intersection of all possibilities.
“L’Homme Nouveau” (Filigranes Editions).
“Amour” (Chose Commune). Amour is the story of an investigation led during more than 30 years. It unfolds under the shape of a diary throughout different times. Started in 1991 on the Russian river banks, the photographer’s journey continues in 1997, then in 2018 with the series “A Siberian Odysea”.
Claudine Doury is successfully the winner of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award in 1999 and the World Press Photo Award in 2000 for her work on the Siberian People.
In 2004, she received the Niepce prize for all of her work.
En 2017, she receives the Photography Award of the prestigious Fine Arts Academy/Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière.
Her photographs are exhibited in France and abroad and are in private and public collections.
“Calling together ones desires and fears, digging and fetching one’s own voice. Learning to embody one’s own inner world by using the visible world.” Claudine Doury
“I had the opportunity to lead the workshop repeatedly with Claudine Doury and I was always struck by her huge generosity, her dynamism and her empathy towards each participant, without any exception.
Claudine Doury has the deep and sincere willingness to go through each participant’s motivations in order to encourage them to bring the best of themselves.
Her artist’s sensitivity is, very surprisingly, completely devoted to the precise understanding of the level and the personality of each participant. Once this understanding is acquired, she pulls the strings of their own creativity and the result is always assured.” Véronique Sutra, CEO Eyes in Progress
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Eyes in Progress proposes a frame of a one week training course during which 9 participants will be placed in a situation of total immersion, in order to produce a photographic series, from inception to end, under the direction of a distinguished photographer.
Participants will be placed in a situation of « artistic residence ». Working days shall be spitted in various sessions: shootings, editing, masterclasses, commented projections of films and mutual exchanges on a daily basis.
On the final workshop's day, the participants will have the opportunity to exhibit their series in a local public place, an opening will be organized and they will be able to show and present their works to the audience.
Moreover, other activities will be proposed, outside of the working sessions, in order to allow participants to appropriate their environment and to arouse their creativity and inspiration.
These sessions will take place in a typical and very charming country house, a so said ‘mas’, located in the hamlet of Cosprons (Occitanie region), close to the border of France and Spain. Located in the bottom of a valley covered with vineyards, not far from the Bay of Paulliles, you will enjoy a quiet and beautiful environment, living among warmful and authentic inhabitants.
Participants will share bedrooms (2 per room with independent bathroom in each) except if they prefer to be in a single room (request to be done in advance to Eyes in Progress, extra fee involved).
You will be asked to adapt to a total immersion life, to take risks and to go beyond your limits, in order to progress and to get access to a higher level in your practice of photography.
No later than one month before the workshop, participants will be provided with a file. Among other information, you will find in this file a list of subjects and of contacts on site, to allow you to think about your project.
Day One (starting on Sunday, 5pm):
Welcome of participants on training site.
Preliminary presentations, each participant briefly introduces oneself to the group, introduction of the invited photographer.
Presentation by Eyes in Progress of the 7 days organization and of the pre-established projects.
Description and presentation of the local environment.
First exchanges related to the selected subjects and/or still subjects to further thinking.
Dinner at the Mas for the group.
Day 2 (Monday):
9:30am – 12:30pm
Each participant shows out one or two completed and published series. They will present themselves orally to the group.
1:30 – 3pm
Inception and starting of a photographer’s project
By illustrating her presentation with her own projects, Claudine Doury will explain how to make the best choice of the right angle of the subject – paying attention to one’s experience and to previous works. She will evoke environment related constraints and the way to take them into account to perform the work. She will provide the participants with key-factors and suggestions.
3 – 6pm
The group goes out together in a local town near by to initiate the shooting sessions. Every participant will be free to achieve an individual reconnaissance outdoor in order to identify some points and/or meet with potential subjects (appointments could have been arranged previously). As far as possible, they will start making some shots. The staff can help in arranging contacts or in making suggestions.
Back indoor, exchanges about the reconnaissance carried on and identified constraints. Final choice of projects with Claudine Doury.
Day 3 to Day 6 –(Tuesday up to Friday):
9:30 – 11pm
Every morning, Claudine Doury will make a presentation of one of her projects or of some significant aspect or her professional cursus. The goal of these sessions is to inspire the participants in the realization of their own series.
11 – 17am
Shooting sessions Every trainee goes outdoors to shoot their subjects. Participants come back to the house in order to get a critical review and improvement suggestions of Claudine Doury. Daily meetings will be defined so that each participant can spend time with Claudine Doury in order to develop his/her series.
Through a selection and a discussion with Claudine Doury around the best pictures of the day, participants will work at developing their series and improving their global approach of the subject.
5 – 6pm
Exchanges in group on shooting and associated problems such as encountered. Synthesis and solutions, presented by Claudine Doury.
On Friday evening, participants are invited to give their final selection for printing for the exhibition the day after.
Day 7 (Saturday)
9.30 am – 13 pm
Final editing and sequence
Each participant works on the final editing and sequence of his/her series. The series and its associated text will then be sent to the selected mentor.
Photo exhibition preparation in the local public place. Work on the scenography.
Exhibition opening and presentation of each series to the audience.
Day 8 (Sunday)
9:30 am – 1pm
Each participant works on the making up and the sequence of the final selection. He writes a text related to the series such as presented. The series and the associated wording shall be forwarded to a mentor of their choice. Final Q/A session with Claudine Doury.
Working language: French and/or English (depending on the audience).