Visiting rights for couples who are incarcerated at the same time, male and female, in two sections of the same prison. The couple on the left was serving time for selling kitchen cabinets that don’t exist;the couple on the right was arrested for currency

Photographie Narrative with J-E Atwood


Américaine vivant à Paris depuis plus de trente ans, Jane Evelyn Atwood appartient clairement à une tradition du reportage et du documentaire venue d’outre-Atlantique: “concerned photographer”, elle pratique le “photo essay” pour des enquètes de fond. Il n’est pas surprenant qu’elle ait été la première lauréate du prestigieux prix de la W. Smith Foundation.

Son premier opus, consacré aux prostituées de la rue St Denis à Paris, est une exploration d’un univers qui obéit à des règles précises et se fonde sur une rigueur généreuse. Son ensemble suivant, consacré aux “aveugles” qu’elle suivit à Paris, la fit immédiatement reconnaître comme l’une des grandes praticiennes de la photographie sociale, dans une écriture à la fois simple, efficace, classique et sensible. Empathie avec ses sujets, immersion, refus de superficiel, respect permanent de l’autre, Jane pactise avec le temps et ne lutte pas contre lui. Elle procèdera de même avec son grand ensemble sur les femmes en prison dans le monde ou les mines antipersonnel.


« J’espère qu’un workshop tel que celui-ci peut aider à guider les étudiants à faire de meilleures photographies, et dans ce cas précis, à les aider à raconter des histoires avec des photos. » Jane Evelyn Atwood.

Jour 1  -   Jane Evelyn Atwood expliquera sa méthode de travail à travers une projection d’une sélection de ses histoires ainsi que ses livres, qui seront disponibles.  Entretiens vidéos des participants (trajectoire, influences, attentes).

Oct 10 - Oct 13, 2012
4 days in Barcelona - 750 €

- Only 9 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.

- Registration is carried out progressively as the applications are received.

- The 750€ fee does not include transport, accomodation nor on the ground expenses.

- In order to confirm your application, an advance payment of €100 is advised. Once the application is completed, PayPal will send an email to the participant in order to settle the payment. 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 during the week of the applicants notifications.

- If accepted, the participant will receive a course contract confirming the success of their application by email, as well as a programme of the course.

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

- An individual acceptance letter and information related to the course will be sent to the participant at least two weeks before the course begins.

- Successful candidates will be expected to arrive comfortable with their equipment and ready to photograph.

- Participants working digitally should bring their own laptops, and everything needed for digital editing.

- Participants working on film can use an external laboratory recommended by Eyes in Progress to develop their film but at their own expense and within the given time.

- Participants are required to find their own accommodation in Barcelona. However Eyes in Progress will provide you with a list of affordable places. This also applies to places to have lunch near to the workshop venue.

- Photo books

- Projector and screen

- 1 MAC with photo editing software

- Professional A3 printer

- Photo paper

A technical assistant will be present during the workshop.

Once the class has ended:

- The portfolios produced by each participant will be published on the site of Eyes in Progress.

- An evaluation committee comprised of professional photo editors, journalists, creative directors and gallery curators will then critique these portfolios. It will be published on the student's page on Eyes in Progress.

- Video interviews in which the students discuss their work, their motivation as photographers, as well as what they learned during the master class will also be posted on the site.

Social media modules in order to share the page with friends and contacts.

- 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.

- Registration is open until September 11th 2012.

- Eyes in Progress reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 7 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 either the contractor/or 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.