Harry Gruyaert is a pioneer of European colour photography. Since the 1970’s Gruyaert has developed an extraordinary poetic oeuvre of intensely complex images, captured on his travels in many parts of the world. Gruyaert has a dérive sensibility, photographing portals into the multi-layered urban environment and we, the viewer, are seduced both inside and outside the experience of his images. In the introduction of Gruyaert’s latest book, Between Worlds, the writer and curator, David Campany describes Gruyaert as, ‘the very embodiment of the speculative photographer, the itinerant observer, moving through the world with no greater or lesser purpose than to notice and picture it.’
Harry Gruyaert rarely conducts workshops. These 5-days will be a unique and intense opportunity to be taught and inspired by this highly influential photographer.
The theme of the workshop is A Sense of Place. Participating photographers are expected to produce a body of work to be presented on the last day of the workshop to a public audience.
Marseille is the vibrant location where participants will be encouraged to wander the streets and boulevards, and visually absorb the rich diversity of this city, allowing chance encounters to discover photographic possibilities.
- WORKSHOP STRUCTURE
- Day 1: Harry Gruyaert will present his work and methodologies of his working practise. As well as his photography he will show a film series called A Sense of Place, which is also the theme of the workshop. Participants will introduce themselves to the group and present their portfolio.
- Day 2: Participants will discuss project ideas to the group and will begin photographing on the streets of Marseille.
- Day 3: Participants will begin the process of presenting the work made on Day 2, in a group critique session. Participants will then continue shooting on the streets of Marseille.
- Day 5: A busy day to edit and sequence photographs for a presentation in the evening to a public audience.
Each day we will meet at 10am and finish at 6pm.
The location of the workshop:
5 rue Vian
To conclude the workshop on the the final evening there will be an event and presentation of the projects produced, in the form of a slide show, to a public audience. Followed by a presentation and talk by Harry Gruyaert. This event will take place at the Les Atelier Blancarde, an old railway station, in Marseille.
Les Atelier Blancarde
1.Pl. de la Gare de la Blancarde
The workshop will be in English and French.