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Photography Workshop
in Paris

Juan Manuel Castro Prieto
A Photographic Voyage:
A Thousand and One Stories

March 15th, 16th  and 17th, 2013
Photography is fundamentally tied to travel.
Leaving home - getting out of one's own shell, meeting others - is the first step taken by any photographer. But once on the road, which compass can provide directions? with which souls to populate the landscapes explored?
During this workshop, Juan Manuel Castro Prieto will invite to tune into many voices: not only that of your instinct, history and memory, but also that of written or spoken tales existing as part of the collective memory of a continent, country, village. Because it is often by weaving together these different sources of inspiration with the emotion of image capture that will become the running theme of your photographic tale.

An initiation or further exploration of the 20X25 view camera's endless possibilities will be hosted by Juan Manuel Castro Prieto through photo workshop sessions this weekend.

Information and Programm

Workshop supervisor
Juan Manuel Castro Prieto

Dates and location
Friday 15th in the afternoon, all day saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of march 2013
Agence & Galerie VU', Hôtel Paul Delaroche, 58 rue Saint-Lazare, 75009 Paris.

Limited to a maximum of 12 people.


Friday 12.30 until 2pm

Pre Workshop with Canon, entirely focused on questions of photographic equipment.
Possible themes : camera's body, lens and accessories, video caption, the digital sequence (shooting, RAW development, printing and stocking of the data), remote control, transmissions of data via WIFI…

Participants are required – in order to see their expectations met - to send a choice of themes they would like to be working on, as well as CANON equipment they would like to be introduced to (cameras, lens, accessories, etc…).

Friday: from 2 till 8pm
- welcoming of the participants
- presentation and projection of Juan Manuel Castro Prieto’s work
- presentation and projection of each participant’s work

Saturday: from 10am till 8pm
- presentation of the day’s program, group discussion, brief and photography session
- outdoor shooting
- back at VU, editing and reviews of the images produced

Sunday: from 10am till 6pm
- Participants present their projects or portfolio for group review, editing and sequencing under the direction of Juan Manuel Castro Prieto
- overview of the workshop: assessment, comments and feedback of the participants and of Juan Manuel Castro Prieto


Every participant should bring :
- a portfolio (digital or print) and/or a project. Work in progress is welcome.
- a digital camera and if possible a laptop, since this workshop will require a regular use of this material.

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 -


Represented by Gallery VU'
Spanish. Born in 1958 in Madrid where he presently lives.

A scientist by training and a lover of photography, Juan Manuel Castro Prieto has managed to combine his two passions to become one of the most aware, demanding and subtle photographers in Europe.

After resurrecting the work of thirties portrait photographer, Martin Chambi, by creating prints from glass plates in Cuzco, Prieto developed a passion for Peru. Ten years later, he crossed the country on a “journey to the sun,” where he finely and artistically portrayed his tenderness for the people, the beauty of the landscape, his curiosity for an often unspoiled culture, and the poverty accompanying this condition.

He then grouped together a collection of strange 20-year-old images he had taken of bare landscapes and still lives to explore photography’s limits and better understand light. The resulting effect was a tension between fiction and representation. He has also recently worked with colour by using the highly personal tonality of Ethiopia and India to create visions that are both mental and based upon a troubling realism, a form of travel, between dream and materiality, like on the delicacy of impossible shades.

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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