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Photography Workshop
in Nyons


Photography residency : finding your personal approach to a territory : the path as destination

From the 2nd to the 9th of June 2019
Information & subscriptions

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


VU’Education takes you to Nyons, in the "Parc naturel régional des Baronnies provençales" for a 7-day photography residency. This opportunity to scour a territory where Alpine and Provençal cultures meet in search of new, personal approaches to your work is guided by two great photographers of our times: George Georgiou and Vanessa Winship.

Far removed from the diktat of perfection, the workshop will put the spotlight on the concept of « research » with everything that this entails in terms of opening, sketching, discovering... George Georgiou and Vanessa Winship will lead you to focus your attention on your creative process.

We will begin by identifying each participant’s expectations through analysis of your previous series and your main sources of inspiration. Then, practical exercises that will be both entertaining and stimulating will steer your first steps into the territory. The aim will be to free yourself from the pressure of having to "take great pictures" in order to search more freely for your own rapport with the location, the landscape and its people.

You will then be invited to continue your photographic peregrinations and to record day by day your encounters, your perceptions and your thoughts. To achieve this, you may use all means of expression at your disposal: the various photographic genres of course —landscape, portrait, still life— but also sketches, note-taking, objects or documents collected, etc.

We will then construct these various traces and footprints through methodical selection and logical ordering. Considering photography as its own language, we will discover how putting several images in sequence allows you to reveal a unique phrasing for each project.

The final outcome of the workshop will be to produce diaries or artists’ books, forms that allow participants to present their personal journey through their various editorial, narrative and esthetic choices. You will then be provided with a venue to present your book-objects in a suitable scenography, and to mediate them to a local audience.

Check on the full program here

Useful information

7 days – 52h from June, 2 to 9 2019
From Monday to Saturday : from 10am to 7pm
Sunday : from 9am to 1pm

Instructors : George Georgiou, Vanessa Winship
Assistant : Anne-Lore Mesnage

Galerie Les Trois Platanes
Rue de la Maladreine
26110 Nyons

A training room equipped with a computer, a projector, and tables fitted for editing
Printer, A4 and A6 paper sizes for contact sheets and the final book.

Full price : 2080€
Concession (under 25yo, unemployed,…) : 1300€
+ 20% VAT in you live in France.


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


Mastering basic techniques of shooting and editing
Having already done personal photography series
Being at ease in English


Finding in a territory means and resources to bring your project to fruition
Detecting how to derive fruitful ways to proceed from your first images shot: learning to delve deeper into a subject
Determining appropriate related elements to incorporate (sound, text,…)
Adapting to the characteristics of a territory to achieve a finalized work

Designing a book or artistic notebook as your final work
Articulating your statement with someone else’s within the scope of a collective exhibition
Applying the ability to report on your work to a live audience

Check on the full program here


Vanessa Winship
After studying cinema and photography at Polytechnic of Central London, Vanessa shares her time between photography and teaching. She lived for about ten years in the Balkans and in Tukey, where she worked on the series “Sweet nothing” and “Black Sea : between chronicle and fiction”. She is laureate of numerous prizes, including the World Press Photo (Amsterdam) twice, the National Portrait Gallery Prize (London), PhotoEspana Descubrimientos (Madrid).

Her work is exhibited in numerous museums and festivals such as the Rencontres d’Arles, the Kunstall Museum of Contemporary Art in Rotterdam or the Horst Gallery and Photographers Gallery in London.

In 2011, she was the prize-winner of the HCB Award for her project “Out there : an American Odyssey” from which was born the book “She dances on Jackson” published by Mack.

Her first retrospective exhibition was displayed at Fundacion MAPFRE in Madrid in 2014. In 2018, the festival ImageSingulières invited her for a residency, which led to her book Sète#19 published by LE Bec en l’Air Editions in 2019.

She is represented by Agency VU’ and Gallery VU’.

George Georgiou
After studying photography, cinema and video at Polytechnic of Central London, George started to work on long-term photography projects. From 1999 to 2009, he lived successively in Serbia, Greece, Istanbul and photographed the Balkans, Europe and Turkey. Most of his series were published by great international magazines and exhibited in many countries. He was laureate of The British Journal of Photography project prize in 2010, of two World Press Photo Awards (2003 & 2005) and was the prize-winner of the Pictures of the Year in Istanbul.

In 2010, his series “Fault Line/Turkey/East/West” was published and showed many times across the world – being part, among others, of the exhibition “New Photography 2011” displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

George Georgiou’s work is part of private and public collections, including the Elton John collection and the collection of the Moma, NY.

He is represented by Agency Panos in the UK, and Signatures 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 a workshop
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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