MATHIEU ASSELIN MASTER CLASS: The Documentary Practice and The Personal Project.
Dates: Monday, Feb 4 to Friday, Feb 8. 2019.
Duration: 5 days. From 9:00 – 12:30 pm. 1:30 - 6:00 pm.
Masterclass of 5 days under the guidance of Award Winner photographer Mathieu Asselin, whose artistic practice integrates the long-term, multilayer documentary approach.
This workshop is a stage for work and reflection around your personal work and the creative potential within the documentary practice.
Mathieu Asselin will work with each participant on the narrative of their project, exploring the array of possibilities it has and to build a frame work around it.
To implement the devices and reflections addressed during the week the participants will make a photographic work in Miami or work on a project already started. The method will be adapted to each one according to their sensitivity, their desires, obviously depending on the theme, the context, what is at stake.
Telling stories in documentary photography, with a renewed vision, a more interesting and creative photographic narrative, going beyond the photographic gesture. This is the purpose of these days: to experiment and share, to integrate a process of photographic creation, in particular by formulating the first intentions, identifying, gathering, taking into account the environment, temporality, technical parameters, shots, support, selection, dissemination ...
Participants who have started their project before the training can be accompanied more broadly in terms of editing, defining new perspectives or ending.
• Study and analysis of photographs taken
• Definition and reflection around the personal approach
• Daily shot of photographs in interior and / or exterior
• Editing and construction sessions for a point of view
Languages: English, French, Spanish.
Cost: $1.280. per person
Cancellation Policy: If cancelled more than 60 days in advance: Full refund. If cancelled between 59 and 30 days: Full refund minus a $175 cancellation fee. If cancelled within 30 days : No refund but If we can fill your spot with another student from a waiting list we will refund the amount paid minus the $175 cancellation fee.
Began his career working on film productions in Caracas, Venezuela, but honed his documentary photography style in Europe. His work has been featured in The New Yorker Photobooth, GEO and Freitag, whilst he has exhibited in New York City, France, Miami, Washington and Caracas. In 2014, he was selected for Plat(t)form at Fotomuseum Winterthur and as an Artist in Residence with Imagine Science Films. His project Monsanto. A Photographic Investigation has been awarded in 2016 with the First Prize at the Dummy Award of the FotoBook Festival in Kassel, and a Special Mention at the Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award in Arles, in 2017 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award among others. Mathieu Asselin currently lives and works in New York City and Arles France.