(Source: pedagogical assessments done by the photographers who participated in the workshop in 2020).
In order to participate in the workshop, participants, workshop’s leader and workshop’s coordinator will be asked to present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old before the workshop starts.
* 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
Richard Dumas is distributed by Agency VU‘ and represented by POLKA Gallery.
“As Sam Butler said, an art can only be learned in the workshop of those who are earning their bread by it” Richard Dumas.
“Following a workshop with Richard Dumas is a strong experience. For photographers, it is a plunge into the heart of their inspiration, plunge which can sometimes be destabilizing but always beneficial.
Richard Dumas’ approach during the workshop is far from academic, he does not establish any conclusive judgment on the work, he sets preferences. But it is during the creative process that he guides the photographers towards a creation of their own, he leads them, in a subtle way, in the path towards their personal style of portraiture.
It is often a strong moment for the photographers that are thus lead to discover or rediscover their creativity.” Véronique Sutra, CEO Eyes in Progress