Photography Workshop in Southern France
May 30 – June 13
3 studio credits
Course number IPD-3633-A
FACULTY: JEAN-MARC VEILLON, LAURENCE MINARD-AMALOU
Join us for an extraordinary opportunity to hone your practice photographing the unique charms of Provence. Through its breathtaking landscapes, medieval architecture and cultural delights, as well as the light that make Provence a premier destination for photographers, participants will create a portrait of southern France that reflects their personal style.
We will visit and photograph the spectacular sights of Avignon, Nîmes, the aqueduct at Pont du Gard, the outdoor markets of Saint-Rémy de Provence and Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, the emerald waters at Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, and the archaeological site of Glanum. In the Luberon, we will hike up and photograph the fabulous ochre-colored cliffs of Provençal Colorado Rustrel. The Camargue, Western Europe’s largest river delta and home to white horses, pink flamingos, and salt marshes, will offer participants the chance to practice wildlife and nature shots. Other program highlights include a trip to the Saint-Paul de Mausole psychiatric hospital in Saint-Rémy de Provence, where Vincent van Gogh painted Starry Night and over 150 other paintings during his stay there from 1889-90.
Equally important, sessions on equipment and techniques will help you best capture each location. The primary goal of the program is to help you to articulate a coherent dialogue with the culture and beauty of southern France, combining personal vision and refined image-making. Free days are yours to explore locally or travel to the delights of the region. Come and create your personal portrait.
PREREQUISITES: A working knowledge of the photographic equipment you will use during the program, and a basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop for editing your images.
NOTE: Examples of recent work must be submitted (12 JPEG images), along with a completed application form. Students must supply their own laptop with software installed and a digital camera (10 megapixels or higher) as well as storage media to transfer files and all necessary equipment to download images from camera to laptop.
For further information contact: Carolyn Hinkson-Jenkins, In-Residence Coordinator, via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 212.592.2161