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Photography Workshop
in Paris

Michael Ackerman

From Friday 16th to Sunday 18th of november 2012
Who are you? What do you know to be true? What do you question? What are your obsessions?”
When I'm confronted with a person's work, this is what intrigues me. A Photography which is not about photography, or about style, or confined to a category but a photography that transcends all of this. Photography as a revelation of what it means to be alive - for the photographer and the life depicted.

Information and Programm

Workshop supervisor
Michael Ackerman

Dates and location
Friday 16th in the afternoon, all day saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of november 2012
Agence & Galerie VU', Hôtel Paul Delaroche, 58 rue Saint-Lazare, 75009 Paris.

Limited to a maximum of 12 people.


Friday, Day 1 : from 2 pm to 8pm
Introduction of the workshop supervisor and of the participants.
-Presentation by the workshop supervisor of his work.
-Review for each of the participants of their portfolio in the form of a group discussion
(individual review are also possible on demand during the week end).

Saturday, Day 2 : from 10 am to 8 pm
-Setting out and explanation of the briefs for the following two days.
-Participants are sent out to produce their assignments.
-Each participant will be asked to present his production.

Sunday, Day 3 : from 10am to 6 pm
-Start of the editing process, first alone and then again as a group.
-Review of the work produced.
-Round up table and discussion on the production of the workshop.
Conclusion of the workshop and assessment by the workshop supervisor and the participants.

This workshop will be conducted in English
Every participant should bring :
- their own portfolio, either in a digital form or as prints. Work in progress is most welcome.
- Laptop and digital camera are required because of the time constraints of this workshop.

Tuition fee
- Full price : 490 euros.
Simultaneous enrollment to two workshops of the program : 415 euros per workshop, hence 830 euros in total.
- Concession (unemployed, students and under 25) : 390 euros.

A 50% deposit is required when subscribing (postal check to be sent with the subscription form). Then the 50% balance will be required when subscription in confirmed (postal check to be sent with the confirmation email of your definitive subscription).

Informations & inscriptions
Mathias Nouel +33(0)1 53 01 85 84 -


American. Born in 1967 in Tel Aviv. Lives in Berlin.

Since his first exhibition in 1999, Michael Ackerman has made his mark by bringing a new, radical and unique approach to photography. His work on Varanasi, entitled "End Time City" breaks away from all sorts of exoticism or any trivial attempt at description, to question time and death with a freedom granted by the use of several formats; from panoramic – which usage he totally renewed – to squares and rectangles.
In black and white, with a constant need to explore impossible lighting, he forces the grainy images to create enigmatic and fertile visions. Michael Ackerman seeks – and finds – in the world he travels through, a reflexion of his own intimate unrest, doubts and anxieties.
Michael Ackerman joined the agency, and the gallery VU' in 1997. He received among others prizes the Infinity Award for Young Photographer by the International Center of Photography in 1998, the Nadar Award for his book "End Time City" in 1999, the SCAM Roger PIc in 2009. His work has been exhibited four times at the Gallery VU', the latest show in 2011 being on the occasion of the launch his last opus "Half Life".

General Terms

- You can receive a pre-enrollment form by contacting : Mathias Nouel / +33(0)1 53 01 85 84 /
This latter will have to be sent - at the latest - 15 days prior to the beginning of the workshop. It must be accompanied by a postal check of 50% of the total fee, and addressed to the order of : Agence VU'

Final enrollement
Once the agency received the form, your enrollment to the workshop will be confirmed by email. Then, you will be requested to pay the rest of the amount due within 8 days before the beginning of the workshop.
Postal checks in Euros should be made to the order of Agence VU. For non French resident or people who do not own a bank account in France, the payments (pre payment and full payment) will have to be done by bank transfer (please contact us to have the IBAN number). Eventual transfer's fee will have to be paid by the participant.

Payment to be made to : Agence VU
You can book your workshop place by sending a payment of 50% of the full sum (this has to be sent with the enrollment form). The other 50% will have to be paid once the registration to the workshop has been confirmed and should be sent at the latest a week prior to the Workshop.

Number of participants
Numeber of articipants limited to 12.

Reproduction and diffusion autorisation
The workshop participant authorizes Agence VU' to reproduce and distribute :
- any photographs of him or her taken during the workshop.
- the photographs he or she will have produced during the workshop and that has were chosen in a common agreement with the course leader.

These images will be used as documents in the framework of any communication material to advertise the workshops (on varied aid; internet, paper…). The participant renounce to ask for any compensation if any of her or his images were to be used in the communication of the workshops.

To be able to be reimbursed, the participant needs to notify, at the latest 8 days prior to the workshop, the agency. After this deadline, no reimbursement will be possible, unless in a case of major problem.

Workshop cancelation
Agence VU' reserves the right to cancel a workshop. In case of a cancelation, Agence VU will propose, in agreement with the concerned people, the possibility to take part in another workshop. In case no solution can be found, Agence VU will reimburse the fees to the participants.

Information & subscriptions

Mathias Nouel
+33(0)1 53 01 85 84



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