A PERSONAL PROJECT
Apr
16
to Apr 20

A PERSONAL PROJECT

A PERSONAL PROJECT    16 - 20 APRIL

16 APRIL - 20 APRIL

INDIVIDUAL FINANCING RATE: 740 EUROS

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FABRICE COURTHIAL & LOÏC COLOMB
STAGE@RENCONTRES-ARLES.COM
+33(0)490 967 606

This exciting experience is intended as one step in a long-term personal process. 

Mathieu Asselin will help participants narrow down or start developing their main ideas and make choices of all kinds that structure and add individuality to the treatment of a subject or a theme rich enough to take up months, years, sometimes even a lifetime. The course will focus on approach and method, adapting them to each participant’s sensibility and desires as well as, obviously, the subject, context and goals. Working in Arles, they will put thoughts, theories and gear covered during the week into practice. 

Participants who may have started a project before the course could be assisted with editing, defining new perspectives or finalizing. Largely based on sharing points of view and experimenting, the course will focus on the documentary genre in the broadest sense of the term, open to the various forms that a photographic narrative can take. It will involve putting first intentions into words, scouting locations, encounters, the environment, managing time, technical choices, shots, support, selection, dissemination, etc. All of those aspects must be connected to each other and ranked depending on the participants’ goals and wishes — crucial steps that will help them develop a personal creative process lasting well beyond their week in Arles.

MATHIEU ASSELIN
Began his career working on film productions in Caracas, Venezuela, but honed his documentary photography style in Europe. His work has been featured in The New Yorker Photobooth, GEO and Freitag, whilst he has exhibited in New York City, France, Miami, Washington and Caracas. In 2014, he was selected for Plat(t)form at Fotomuseum Winterthur and as an Artist in Residence with Imagine Science Films. Hi project Monsanto. A Photographic Investigation has been awarded in 2016 with the First Prize at the Dummy Award of the FotoBook Festival in Kassel, and a Special Mention at the Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award in Arles among others. Mathieu Asselin currently lives and works in New York City and Arles France.
http://mathieuasselin.com/
Interview : ARTE 28 minutes

CONTENT:

- Study and analysis of the photographs taken

- Daily shooting

- Definition of a personal subject

- Selections of the photographs taken

BRING:

- A selection of around 30 images attesting to your practice (preferably on paper/format of your choice)

- Your camera, charger and cables

- 2 or 3 memory cards

- A Mac-compatible hard drive or your computer if you wish

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

- Number of participants: 6 to 12

- Begins: 9:30 a.m. on Monday

- Ends: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday

- Location: historic center near the Arles arena

GOALS:

- Learn the various steps involved in creating a photo series

- Develop a point of view based on a selection of photographs

TEACHING METHOD

- Taught by an instructor and an assistant

EQUIPMENT

- Mac computers

- A photo library (app. 500 references)

- Various kinds of lighting systems, studio accessories, tripod, etc.

EVALUATION

- Private end-of-course interview and evaluation

- The instructor continuously evaluates the personal series

- Oral end-of-course evaluation

FORMALISATION AT THE END OF THE COURSE

- End-of-course certificate

CONTENT:
- Study and analysis of the photographs taken
- Daily shooting
- Definition of a personal subject
- Selections of the photographs taken

BRING:
- A selection of around 30 images attesting to your practice (preferably on paper/format of your choice)
- Your camera, charger and cables
- 2 or 3 memory cards
- A Mac-compatible hard drive or your computer if you wish

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
- Number of participants: 6 to 12
- Begins: 9:30 a.m. on Monday
- Ends: 6:30 p.m. on Friday
- Location: historic center near the Arles arena

GOALS:
- Learn the various steps involved in creating a photo series
- Develop a point of view based on a selection of photographs

TEACHING METHOD
- Taught by an instructor and an assistant

EQUIPMENT
- Mac computers
- A photo library (app. 500 references)
- Various kinds of lighting systems, studio accessories, tripod, etc.

EVALUATION
- Private end-of-course interview and evaluation
- The instructor continuously evaluates the personal series
- Oral end-of-course evaluation

FORMALISATION AT THE END OF THE COURSE
- End-of-course certificate

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IDEA INTO ACTIONS. LONG-TERM PROJECT FIRST STEPS
May
19
to May 20

IDEA INTO ACTIONS. LONG-TERM PROJECT FIRST STEPS

“IDEA INTO ACTIONS. LONG-TERM PROJECT FIRST STEPS”

Saturday/Sunday, May 19/20, 2018, 10am–6pm

Themes Long-term projects, project management, organisation, structure, documentation, portfolio review

Workshop schedule

Day 1: Meet at 10 am. After a short introduction, Asselin will present diverse ideas of photography and how to transfer ideas into actions and start with long-term projects. The participants own projects and ideas will be presented and discussed.

Day 2: Meet at 10 am. The previous day’s work will be discussed and further ideas will be collected.

Equipment The participants should bring portfolios of their long-term projects or other photographs.

Location Fotografie Forum Frankfurt Braubachstraße 30–32, 60311 Frankfurt

Language: English

Price members: 250 EUR

Price non members: 350 EUR

Number of participants: Min. 8 | max. 12 persons

Registration deadline: April 19, 2018

One of the biggest challenges for photographers wanting to start a long-term project is starting the project. Sometimes the task of planning can feel like a mountain impossible to climb: there are so many questions with no clear answers that can keep photographers turning in circles and away from materializing the idea.

This two day workshop it's specially designed to structure the practical challenges that come with the documentary practice. It aims to give the participants the tools needed to structure and organize a project and most importantly, to give the idea, the kick-start it needs to move forward.


The workshop is aimed at photographers who already have an idea of a long-term project or in the process of making one.

• Students will discuss their project and the challenges raised by it.

• Opening doors: which ones and how. There are many ways to access what we need, choosing the right doors is key.

• Organization, structure and finding the way that fits you best.

• Targeted Q&A

Mathieu Asselin began his career working on film productions in Caracas, Venezuela, but honed his documentary photography style in the United States. His work has been featured in Foam, Liberation, Paris Match, Huck Magazine, The New Yorker Photo Booth, and GEO Freitag, among others. His work has been exhibited at Les Rencontre d’Arles in France, as well as in other major cities such as New York City, Miami, Washington, DC, and Caracas. In 2014, he was selected for Plat(t)form at Fotomuseum Winterthur and as an Artist in Residence with Imagine Science Films. He currently lives and works in New York City and Arles, France. Mathieu Asselin holds a Master’s degree from ENSP – École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles in France. His book MonsantoChoccolocco Creek, West Aniston, Alabama, 2012, aus dem Projekt »Monsanto®: A Photographic Investigation«, © Mathieu Asselin: A Photographic Investigation won the First Photo Book Award at Paris Photo in 2017. He is a finalist for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2018. Mathieu Asselin is an exhibiting artist of RAY 2018.

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Believing is Seeing with Max Pinckers and Mathieu Asselin
Sep
8
to Sep 12

Believing is Seeing with Max Pinckers and Mathieu Asselin

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‘Believing is Seeing’ - Developing a Critical Approach to Documentary Photography

Bijloke Summer Academy - Photography

5-DAY MASTERCLASS with MAX PINCKERS & MATHIEU ASSELIN
08.09 – 12.09.18 | Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), Ghent

This five-day masterclass with Max Pinckers and Mathieu Asselin focusses on developing a personal vision, critical attitude and individual approach towards the production of an artistic body of work within the context of documentary photography. Based on a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions and group discussions, participants will be encouraged to question notions of truth, authenticity, objectivity and the underlying belief systems that drive our hyper-visual culture today. 

The workshop can be divided into two segments: the introduction of a theoretical framework along with a series of practical exercises. Key aspects are the role of aesthetics and conventions in photography, the influence of fiction on our perception of reality through images, the value of a self-reflexive mode in relation to political themes, and how photobooks have shaped documentary practice today.
 

About the teachers

Mathieu Asselin (FR/VEN, ˚1973) works and lives between Arles in France and New York City. He began his career working on film productions in Caracas, Venezuela, but shaped his photography practice in the United States. His work mainly consists out of longterm investigative documentary projects, such as his latest book Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation, which received international acclaim, winning the Kassel FotoBook Festival Dummy Award in 2016, the Aperture Foundation First Book Award in 2017 and has been shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize in 2018. Les Rencontre d'Arles in France, the Photographer’s Gallery in London, the Fotomuseum Antwerp in Belgium and the European Parlement in Strasbourg are amongst recent venues where his work has been exhibited. www.mathieuasselin.com

Max Pinckers (BE, ˚1988) is an artist based in Brussels, Belgium. His oeuvre explores documentary modes and their inherent power structures through various visual storytelling strategies in the form of self-published artist publications and exhibition installations. His works include The Fourth Wall (2012), Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty (2014), Trophy Camera v0.9 (2017) and Margins of Excess (2018). He is currently a doctoral researcher and lecturer in the arts at the School of Arts / KASK, Ghent. Pinckers has been internationally awarded and has had major exhibitions at MOCAK in Poland, the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the United States and the Centre for Fine Arts - Bozar in Belgium, among others. In 2015 he founded the independent publishing house Lyre Press and was recently among the Forbes 30 Under 30 in the Arts. www.maxpinckers.be

Guidelines for preparation

Workshop participants should be able to show a good level of photographic aptitude and a desire to learn. Candidates will be expected to develop a positive attitude towards critical self-reflexion, discussion and constructive critique. Students should prepare their portfolio presentations and artistic discourse ahead of the workshop. 

Costs and benefits

The tuition fee is €1.100 per participant, which includes five full days of classes with Pinckers and Asselin, access to equipment and materials in the academy, such as printers, cameras, scanners, studios, darkrooms, computers, etc. and basic food and drinks throughout the day. A minimum of 8 participants will be required to run the masterclass.

Date and location
8 -12 September 2018
KASK, Campus Bijloke – Marissalgebouw
Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Application

The deadline for applications is 1 September 2018. Please apply by sending us your CV, a short bio, a motivation letter and a digital portfolio or link to your personal website. The jury will make a selection based on the most qualitative applications, and the relationship to the content of the masterclass.

Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/kmDzyYVMcFbCG8QR2

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