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Photography Workshop
in Paris

Jean-Christian Bourcart
Going forward - Opus 2

May 17th, 18th and 19th, 2013
The photographic exploration of our fears and desires was the main topic of the "Going beyond" original workshop by Jean-Christian Bourcart. 
In this second workshop, aimed at an advanced audience, we shall pursue this exploration of photography through two main axis : The development of one's expressive palette at the moment of the shooting (frame, lighting, …); And the improvement of our capacity to edit the work, sequence it and to adapt our production to the different manners offered today to present photography. This work will be centered on each participant's personal work and on other artist’s artwork.

The notion of taking personal risks while working will still be a main theme of this workshop. The participants will be encouraged to reveal themselves in order to better define what he wants to tell through his images. 
How can we go past our own limits ? How can we surprise ourselves ? 

The admission to this workshop is open to anyone who has already attended Jean-Christian Bourcart's workshop, or by portfolio presentation.

Information and Programm

Workshop supervisor
Jean-Christian Bourcart

Dates and location
Friday 17th afternoon, all day saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of May 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, 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."

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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