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Eric Bouvet master class june 2/7-2014


How realize and formalize a photographic series with a specific thema leading to a pictorial story relating the observed facts. From then sharpen the narrative and the story structure while analysing the specific problems linked to the real shooting conditions, human or technical. And also tackle the ultimate and so important step of the selection who will combine all the previous points. « A workshop is first a sharing and enjoyable time on photography. As well during the shooting time, the selection of the result, the study of the grand master’s work or even on my own work. It is always intense because i want people to give their best but also always in a positive way even if it happens to suffer with hardly satisfactory photographic expression trying to express our feeling as much on the surrounding world as on ourself. I ask for goodwill and commitment at the same time, only way to improve. We also need to come back to the basics so that we can use at their best the equipment and the human eye. »

Eric Bouvet


True stories

On july 20th 1969, at night, Eric Bouvet was waken up by his parents to watch, on tv and in black and white, the first man’s step on the moon. He will keeps this forever etched on his memory. Almost 12 years later the historical fact coming with the impact of a strong picture will be his main credo as he starts witnessing the real world as a photojournalist. In 1981 he joins the famous Gamma Agency. Independent since 1990, he decides and works on his own subjects by himself.Since three decades he travels the world eyewitnessing its landmark events such as armed conflicts. His photo reports are regulary published in the main international magazines : Time, Life, Newsweek, Paris-Match, Sunday Times Magazine, Stern...His independent status strongly strengthens his willpower for this job in which production and distribution are more and more difficult. His personal commitment in photography and the richness of his witness are highly rewarded : 2 Golden Visa, 5 World Press, the Paris Match Prize, the War Correspondent Prize, the Public’s Award of Bayeux, the Golden Medal of the 150th Anniversary of Photography. His photographs are broadly showed or published.Sharing knowledge and experience is also part of his commitment ; since now 13 years he set up workshops through different events such as « les Rencontres d’Arles » or french or abroad festivals ( Croatia, Switzerland, Turkey…)


Educational costs / 6 days: 490€

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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