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Photography Workshop
in Paris

Jean-Christian Bourcart
Going forward

The 9th,10th and 11th of november 2012
The purpose of this weekend is to use our camera as an efficient and strong tool to discover ourselves and converse with the world. Creation is a matter of freedom. It is often our own limits that brake and prevent us to go forward. With the help of photographic exercises and portfolio analysis, we will explore how we can develop our confidence and boldness in our photographic practice, focusing as much on the choice of the subject than on the way of treating it.

Information and Programm

Workshop supervisor
Jean-Christian Bourcart

Dates and location
Friday 9th in the afternoon, all day saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of November 2012
Agence & Galerie VU', HĂ´tel 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. 

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 -


"Taking pictures of people, their activities, their traces, is an appropriate way for me to be among them, varying from a series to another the terms of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phrase : "My body is simultaneously seeing and seen. »

For a long time, my goal has been to reveal secret and outcast worlds that were too fleeting to be noticed. Sometimes I'll pounce on my subject, other times I'll hunt it down secretly and finally steal its image. There often were feelings of disobedience in the air, a clandestine atmosphere, also the ideas of obsession and movement. Sometimes, the ambiance was full of primitive and unfulfillable needs, narcissistic wounds and forbidden desires.

Nowadays, I'm rather fascinated by the unsteady nature of what we call reality. Photography is a wonderful tool to question our presence/absence in the world. For me, it is crucial to interrogate our practices and to admit the subjective dimension of our own perspective, also the spectacular aspect of media we all take part in, in order to suggest new narration modes. They should be more personal, interactive and inclusive, always searching for a delicate balance between poetic, psychological and political viewpoints."

Accompanying his first exhibition at Galerie VU’ from March 25th to May 7th, 2011, Kailash, Jean-Christian Bourcart will be hosting his 2nd VU’WORKSHOPS on November, 9th, 10th and 11th “Aller de l’avant” (Going forward).

More informations

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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