How do you position your own work in relation to the history of photography and contemporary creation? What makes a photographer coherent and stylish? What new words can be put to one’s own career so as to redefine its meaning and share it?
This course, run by two specialists in images and writing for photographers-authors, aims to clarify these issues over three weekends.
First of all, we will explore the biographical and artistic vein of each individual and work on revealing the main guidelines. Whether through exchanges between trainers and participants, or through writing exercises, words will be essential to accompany this movement of self-analysis: you have to write for yourself before writing for others, and identify what, in your work, is already writing. At the same time, exercises in image analysis will help participants to sharpen their eyes, to better determine their photographic affinities, and to position themselves in terms of what they, in turn, want to ‘show’.
Once you’ve redefined yourself, it’s much easier to communicate about your work. We’ll be working on the participants’ oral expression and writing skills in relation to work they’ve already done or a new project they’ve yet to define: an essential step in promoting their work and gaining recognition from the professional world of photography, whether it’s for a grant, a residency, an exhibition or a publication.
By the end of the course, everyone will have written all the essential textual elements for a personal communication. Aware of the contemporary challenge of visibility on the internet and social networks, we will also work on the tools that are essential today: the photographer’s website, his or her publications on Instagram and/or the distribution of a newsletter.
The course will help you to get to know yourself better as a photographer and to anticipate your professional future.
A course designed and run by Martine Ravache and Jean-Baptiste Gauvin
Further information: https://agencevu.com/formation/apprendre-a-voir/
58 Rue Saint Lazare
6 days – 42h
From October 7 to December 3rd, 2023
58 Rue Saint Lazare 75009 PARIS
October 07, 2023 to December 03, 2023