(Source: pedagogical assessments done by the photographers who participated in the workshop).
* 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.
This workshop in full immersion with Richard Dumas aims at developing 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.
“Richard Dumas is not a portraitist, but a photographer. In contrast with another photographer named Richard (Avedon, to be exact), Dumas is not a socialite or a star because he shoots celebrities or fashion photographer. This distinction is not intended to tarnish this celebrated photographer’s essential role but to better understand Dumas’s personal talents.
He is immediately recognizable by his somewhat dandy-like elegance and his intuition for strong and restrained contrasts. His pictures appear to be placed out of time, making them icons through the mystery of his images and their unexpected vibrations of light. This refined photography is nourished by literature, Portuguese cinema, and a rich breath of music ranging from jazz to rock.” Christian Caujolle