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A PERSONAL PROJECT


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MATHIEU ASSELIN

This exciting experience is intended as one step in a long-term personal process. Mathieu Asselin will help participants narrow down or start developing their main ideas and make choices of all kinds that structure and add individuality to the treatment...

A PERSONAL PROJECT    16 - 20 APRIL

16 APRIL - 20 APRIL

INDIVIDUAL FINANCING RATE: 740 EUROS

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FABRICE COURTHIAL & LOÏC COLOMB
STAGE@RENCONTRES-ARLES.COM
+33(0)490 967 606

This exciting experience is intended as one step in a long-term personal process. 

Mathieu Asselin will help participants narrow down or start developing their main ideas and make choices of all kinds that structure and add individuality to the treatment of a subject or a theme rich enough to take up months, years, sometimes even a lifetime. The course will focus on approach and method, adapting them to each participant’s sensibility and desires as well as, obviously, the subject, context and goals. Working in Arles, they will put thoughts, theories and gear covered during the week into practice. 

Participants who may have started a project before the course could be assisted with editing, defining new perspectives or finalizing. Largely based on sharing points of view and experimenting, the course will focus on the documentary genre in the broadest sense of the term, open to the various forms that a photographic narrative can take. It will involve putting first intentions into words, scouting locations, encounters, the environment, managing time, technical choices, shots, support, selection, dissemination, etc. All of those aspects must be connected to each other and ranked depending on the participants’ goals and wishes — crucial steps that will help them develop a personal creative process lasting well beyond their week in Arles.

MATHIEU ASSELIN
Began his career working on film productions in Caracas, Venezuela, but honed his documentary photography style in Europe. His work has been featured in The New Yorker Photobooth, GEO and Freitag, whilst he has exhibited in New York City, France, Miami, Washington and Caracas. In 2014, he was selected for Plat(t)form at Fotomuseum Winterthur and as an Artist in Residence with Imagine Science Films. Hi project Monsanto. A Photographic Investigation has been awarded in 2016 with the First Prize at the Dummy Award of the FotoBook Festival in Kassel, and a Special Mention at the Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award in Arles among others. Mathieu Asselin currently lives and works in New York City and Arles France.
http://mathieuasselin.com/
Interview : ARTE 28 minutes

CONTENT:

- Study and analysis of the photographs taken

- Daily shooting

- Definition of a personal subject

- Selections of the photographs taken

BRING:

- A selection of around 30 images attesting to your practice (preferably on paper/format of your choice)

- Your camera, charger and cables

- 2 or 3 memory cards

- A Mac-compatible hard drive or your computer if you wish

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

- Number of participants: 6 to 12

- Begins: 9:30 a.m. on Monday

- Ends: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday

- Location: historic center near the Arles arena

GOALS:

- Learn the various steps involved in creating a photo series

- Develop a point of view based on a selection of photographs

TEACHING METHOD

- Taught by an instructor and an assistant

EQUIPMENT

- Mac computers

- A photo library (app. 500 references)

- Various kinds of lighting systems, studio accessories, tripod, etc.

EVALUATION

- Private end-of-course interview and evaluation

- The instructor continuously evaluates the personal series

- Oral end-of-course evaluation

FORMALISATION AT THE END OF THE COURSE

- End-of-course certificate

CONTENT:
- Study and analysis of the photographs taken
- Daily shooting
- Definition of a personal subject
- Selections of the photographs taken

BRING:
- A selection of around 30 images attesting to your practice (preferably on paper/format of your choice)
- Your camera, charger and cables
- 2 or 3 memory cards
- A Mac-compatible hard drive or your computer if you wish

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
- Number of participants: 6 to 12
- Begins: 9:30 a.m. on Monday
- Ends: 6:30 p.m. on Friday
- Location: historic center near the Arles arena

GOALS:
- Learn the various steps involved in creating a photo series
- Develop a point of view based on a selection of photographs

TEACHING METHOD
- Taught by an instructor and an assistant

EQUIPMENT
- Mac computers
- A photo library (app. 500 references)
- Various kinds of lighting systems, studio accessories, tripod, etc.

EVALUATION
- Private end-of-course interview and evaluation
- The instructor continuously evaluates the personal series
- Oral end-of-course evaluation

FORMALISATION AT THE END OF THE COURSE
- End-of-course certificate