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Posted January 29, 2011 in Member News

Photography in France: "From Then Until Now" July 2-10, 2011

Erika Gentry invites a small group of photography lovers to join her this July 2-10, 2011, for a workshop and tour entitled "Photography in France: From Then Until Now." This special tour is designed for intermediate photographers and photography lovers. We'll visit world-famous historical and contemporary centers of photography and their surrounding sites near Bordeaux and Provence, France. You'll have opportunities to make photographs, learn about its history, and visit exhibits from today's most exciting emerging and established photographic artists are on the agenda. You're sure to meet several artists and get some books signed too!

Photographic opportunities abound in this region as well as the opportunity to experience one of the worlds premiere photography festivals, the Recontres d'Arles, to inspire your own work. Start with a guided tour of the museum and house in Bordeaux where photography was invented in 1825, experience a guided visit to the Recontres d'Arles, the most contemporary photography festival in the world in the beautiful roman city of Arles, France. Make photographs via excursions to sites and subjects explored by the likes of Van Gogh, Gaugin, and Koudelka. Get one-on-one help in the photographic field and feedback from expert instructor Erika Gentry. Experience food, art, culture and camaraderie on this very special guided tour designed for serious photography enthusiasts.

The Recontres d'Arles kicks off the evening of July 4 for an opening week of exhibits, lectures, and nigh-time projections. The festival, with over fifty exhibitions of photography showcased at hertitage sites (12th century churches and abbeys, 18th century townhouses, 19th century industrial buildings) throughout the ancient city of Arles, France, includes debates, nightly projections in the antique theatre, awards for photographers and books of the year, an "off" festival and book pavillion, guided tours by your Instructor and portfolio reviews by renowned reviewers should you choose to participate.

The tour is designed for intermediate photographers that own Digital SLR cameras. We will review and critique photographs, discuss capture techniques and put together a slideshow to show peers during the final night of the workshop. While no specific post production processes will be covered – the Instructor is an expert in Photoshop and Lightroom and will be available to answer questions about these topics, however students should plan to be comfortable digitally editing work on their own.

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