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Stage photo au Cap Ferret

Claudine Doury
Photography residency: between the real and the imaginary

From the 10th to the 17th of March 2019 (Sunday to Sunday)
Information & subscriptions

Mathias Nouel
+33(0)1 53 01 85 84


After Michael Ackerman in March 2018 and Richard Dumas in November, now it is Claudine Doury’s turn to guide participants through the challenges of a photography residency during a seven-day masterclass in Cap-Ferret (Aquitaine, France), between dream and reality.

Conceived as an opportunity to carry out a project in total freedom, a creative residency actually requires great control to produce a convincing series within a given time and space. This workshop will help participants to anticipate such difficulties in an actual scenario.

First we clarify and name each participant’s approach: an in-depth review and critical analysis of participants’ prior photo series will show what is at stake. We will aim to reveal the thematic, formal or methodological tendencies that, once identified, will serve as a basis for the future project. We will experience this first-hand in the exploration part of the workshop. The overall goal is to produce a photographic work in the unique context of Cap Ferret off-season: how, there and then, to keep to the course of one's own approach and style, while remaining open to the unknown and to the relative loss of points of reference as one walks about? Day by day, going back and forth between shooting and interpreting images, trainees will be guided in specifying the thrust of their research, sharpening their view of the location and its inhabitants, experimenting with their explorations of the peninsula by day and night, and thus enriching their description of the area. Claudine Doury will challenge participants particularly to examine the notion of a mental territory that, from memory to dream, can lead them to unfold new modes of narration.

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Useful information

7 days - 52h from March 10th to March 17th 2019

- From Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm
- On Sunday from 9am to 12pm

Instructor : Claudine Doury 
Assistant : Emmanuelle Gabory 

Hôtel des Pins
23, rue des Fauvettes
33950 Cap-Ferret

a training room equipped with a computer, a projector, and tables fitted for editing 
various work areas with WIFI 
printer, paper and ink for the final exhibition

Tuition fee 
Full price : 1 996€
Concession (under 25yo, unemployed, intermittents du spectacle) : 1 300€

Accommodation costs
(privatized hotel)
shared room + half board : 525€ (75€/day)
single room + half board : 721€ (103€/day)


Sending this form does not guarantee a place for training. 
You will then be contacted to consider your final registration. 
After a verification of availability of the training and of quotas, we will get back to you within a fifteen days delay. 
A potential telephone call will help you to head towards the best training according to your profile. 

Mathias Nouel 
T : +33 (0)1 53 01 85 84

Educational information

- Professional (or soon-to-be professional) artist-photographers
- Artists who make use of photography

- Identifying and expressing your foundational principles: preferred subjects, approach…
- Finding in a locality the means and resources to bring your project to fruition
- Knowing how to derive fruitful ways to proceed from your first images shot: learning to delve deeper into a subject
- Finding the form and the narrative mode for your final presentation
- Applying the ability to report on your work to a live audience

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Claudine Doury
She is a member of the Agence VU’ and is represented by La Galerie Particulière in Paris and Brussels. She lives and works mainly in Paris.

After journalism studies, she first worked as photo editor for the Agence Gamma in Paris, for the Contact Press Images agency in New York and for the French newspaper Libération. She became a photographer in 1989 and joined the Agence VU’ shortly after.

Her long-term projects explore the notions of memory and transition, especially during teenager years and while travelling. Those are her central themes.

She received in 1999 the Leica Oscar Barnack Prize and a World Press Award the same year for her series " People of Siberia ". In 2004, she recieved the Niepce Prize for her entire work. She is the 2017 laureate of Académie des Beaux-Arts/Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière Photography Prize, which will lead to the exhibition Une odyssée sibérienne (A Siberian Odyssey) organized the year after.

Her work has been exhibited many times both in France and internationally. Her pictures are part of many private and public collections such as the Fond National d'Art Contemporain in France.

General Terms

Limited to a maximum of 12 people. 

The pre-enrolment form must be filled online. 
It does not guarantee a place for training. 

Final enrolment
To complete your enrolment, you have to pay 50% of the total fee, by a postal check OR a bank transfert*, and addressed to the order of : Agence VU’.
* the potential bank fees are in charge of the participant
The payment have to be sent - at the latest - 20 days prior to the beginning of the workshop.

Cancellation of enrolment
To be 100% reimbursed, the participant needs to notify the agency at the latest 30 days prior to the workshop. 
The participant will be reimbursed up to 50% of the advance payment at the latest 15 days prior to the workshop.
After this deadline, no reimbursement will be possible, unless in a case of major problem. 

Cancellation of enrolment
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 deposit to the participants.

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.



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