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Photography Workshop
in Paris


Richard Dumas
"Quels portraits" ?

The 23rd, 24th and 25th of november 2012
La spontanéité est le but de tout photographe. C'est peut-être parce que j'ai appris mon métier dans la chambre noire où l'on accorde la plus grande importance aux détails que je prétends fonder la spontaneité sur un perpétuel souci du détail. La direction d'un regard qui semble vous traverser, un visage entouré de cheveux défaits par le vent....Ces choses sont le fruit d'un long travail d'observation et d'actions. En photographie, la spontanéité, comme l'atmosphère, ne peut naitre que de l'accumulation de détails.


Information and Programm

Workshop supervisor
Richard Dumas

Dates and location
Friday 23th in the afternoon, all day saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of november 2012
Agence & Galerie VU', Hôtel Paul Delaroche, 58 rue Saint-Lazare, 75009 Paris.

Participants
Limited to a maximum of 12 people.

Programme

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.

Important
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.

Payment
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 - vuworkshop@abvent.fr

Biography

Français. Né à Paris en 1961. Vit à Rennes.
Il connaît autant la musique, le cinéma et la littérature que l’image. Il s’en nourrit, en dandy contemporain, fidèle à ses racines punk, à sa passion pour l’exigence, à son désir de mise en forme sans a priori, il sait gérer sa liberté comme personne. Alors, au gré des commandes de presse, des opportunités, des rencontres, il tisse une façon unique de faire travailler la lumière sur des visages, parfois sur des espaces. Il laisse apparaître sa fragilité – envie de connaître, et de piéger – et sa conviction de la nécessité d’images qui lui permettent de se nommer à côté, voire contre les autres.
Alors qu’il fige les visages des stars du cinéma et de la musique, il se représente dans un autoportrait incompréhensible (“en vampire”), sublime et définitivement mystérieux, pour lequel nous ne comprendrons jamais comment a opéré l’éclat du flash sur le miroir d’une armoire ordinaire. En fait, avec une élégance rare, il assume des commandes, pour lesquelles il impose son graphisme et ses contrastes, s’investit dans la possibilité d’une image qui ne sera pas toujours publiée. Il sait, comme nul autre, s’effacer face à ses sujets tout en restant toujours présent, et constitue au fil du temps un album de portraits rares, respectueux mais sans emphase, traitant avec la même sincérité et la même exigence un anonyme ou une star du septième art. La rigueur de sa sélection impose le point de vue cultivé de celui qui ne veut pas que ses images soient seulement un outil de communication.

General Terms

Pre-enrollement
- You can receive a pre-enrollment form by contacting : Mathias Nouel / +33(0)1 53 01 85 84 / vuworkshop@abvent.fr
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.

Cancellation
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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