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Pascal Dolémieux master class june 8/ 15-2013



                      Photo reporting can be defined as the staging of coincidence.

                               Framing is already an act of modification.

        From this point, we will explore a variety of style ranging from remaining true to the real  to forgetting it. In my photographic approach, I do not position myself as judge or witness and personally prefer drifting towards the illusion of the real. However each attendee will chose a writing style and decide on its level of attachment to the real. I will support attendees in order for them to produce a series which will take into account the interpretation of images as early as during the shooting stage. Hence I follow a simple motto: one needs to know how to read before learning how to write.

Pascal Dolemieux is an acclaimed photographer. As early as 1981, he was awarded the prize of the "Fondation Nationale de la Photographie"; this was followed two years later by the prestigious Niepce prize. He was also the first laureate of the Centre National de la Photographie (category: under 30 years old). Pascal Dolemieux's gentle and curious gaze on the world attracted international recognition, with exhibitions throughout the world from New York to Berlin. Whenever the real seems to resist his approach, he manufactures and pictures the part of dream he wants to share. His tempo is calm and his gaze acute. With his good-nature and humour, his vision travels around the in-between of the obvious, with a pinch of sweet and generous Epicureanism. To contemplate his pictures is like having a unique dream, one that draws on the little - yet magical- details of the everyday. His wide-ranging skills allow him to work in many photographic styles.

He was involved in the creation of the Vu and Metis agencies, and was also part of Rapho. He is currently represented by

 La Company & PictureTank.

Reality, dream & lie: from photo reporting to staged images

Structure of the workshop

The workshop will start with students showcasing their previous work, after what each will have to precise a direction for their work based on the place and the length of the workshop. On this first day, I will also introduce some of my own work.  In the following days, photo shoots will take place daily, either individually or in group depending on the projects and individual preferences. At the end of everyday, some time will be dedicated to a breakdown discussion as well as image processing with a collective discussion. The last day will be dedicated to the analysis of the projects; pictures will be printed in either individual copies or layout copies. For obvious practical reasons, the workshop will take place with digital cameras. It is therefore necessary to bring with you your own equipment (loan of camera bodies are available upon request). For efficiency's sake, it is also desirable that students bring their own computer equipment, including memory cards, to store their images. At the very least, you should bring memory cards and an external hard drive. Previous work can be presented either in print or digital format. We provide printing and screening equipment on site. We will also provide paper for printing.


What to bring with you

-any material (images, portfolio) attesting of your skills.

-Digital camera(s) (Being based in an isolated Corsican village, it is difficult to work with analog photography - Digital single-lens reflex camera available on request)​

-Bring at least 3 memory cards, possibly a USB key, an external hard drive and/or a laptop in order to work on and store the images.​

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