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Photography Workshop
in Sanary-sur-Mer

Denis Dailleux
The portrait in situ

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of May, 2014
To produce a portrait "in situ" is to find the perfect balance between
the model, its attitude, and the environment in which the portrait is
shot. This approach is perfectly mastered by Denis Dailleux, to such
an extent that it is impossible to take his portraits out of the
context of the country they were photographed in. As shown by his
photographs shot in Cairo or more recently in Ghana.

In Sanary-sur-mer, Denis Dailleux will help the participants master
the Mediterranean direct sun-light, and he will guide them through
the choice of the best frame and back-drop, which are fundamental in
the production of a good portrait. He will also talk about how the
photographer should - or should not - intervene in the manner the
model poses for the camera, and hence creating a bond between the
latter and the photographer. An alchemy Denis Dailleux being
particularly fond off, he enjoys observing and deciphering for himself
but also for others.

Information and Programm

Workshop supervisor
Denis Dailleux

Dates and location
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of May, 2014
In PhotoMED, Mediterranean Photography Festival, Sanary-sur-mer (South of France)

Saturday: from 10am till 8pm
- Projection of his works + introduction to theory by Denis Dailleux.
- Projection of each participant’s work.
- Brief & first outdoor photoshoot.

Sunday: from 10am till 6pm
- Editing and collective reading of previous day's works.
- Second outdoor photoshoot.
- Summary of the workshop: overview, commentary and advice from the workshop holder.

Participants must bring:
- A portfolio (either in the form of paper prints or in digital) with not only one but a few series of his personal work.
- A digital camera and if possible a laptop, since this workshop will require a regular use of this material.

Tuition fee
- Full price : 390 euros.
- Concession (unemployed, students and under 25) : 290 euros.

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


Denis Dailleux
Born in 1958 in Angers. Lives in Cairo.

With his renown delicacy, Denis Dailleux’s photography appears calm yet incredibly demanding. It is traced with permanent doubts and coloured by the vital personal relationship he maintains with those he frames within his camera.

His passion for people has encouraged him to take up portraiture as his preferred means of representing those with whom he would like to become close. He used this method with actress Catherine Deneuve as well as countless anonymous subjects from the slums of Cairo. He works with the same discretion he expects from others, without complaint, and hoping that all will go as planned. Patiently, he has constructed a unique portrait of his beloved Cairo to create, between the black and whites of exemplary classicism and the colours of a rare subtlety, an absolute alternative to all the cultural and touristic clichés that clutter our thoughts.
In recent years, while pursuing a photographic portrait of Egypt
through his latest and more personal and formal series ("The martyrs of the
revolution "," Mother and Son "), Denis Dailleux has also travelled to Ghana to
discover other relations (between the body and the environment, the
community, between the body, life and death), that have opened new
horizons in his photographic quest.

General Terms

Limited to a maximum of 12 people.

You can receive a pre-enrollement 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 OR a bank transfert* of 50% of the total fee, and addressed to the order of: Agence VU’.

Final enrollement
Once the Agency receive the form, your enrollement to the workshop will be confirmed by email. Then, you will be requested to pay the rest of the amount due within 10 days before the beginning of the workshop.
* the potential bank fees are in charge of the participant

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 and that have been 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 10 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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