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BART 12A01 - Photography: Portraying Le Havre

Type d'enseignement : Workshop

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This workshop aims at introducing the students to the art of the portray in photography. Based on the analysis and the understanding of the masters of this art (Richard Avedon, Dorothea Lange, Nan Goldin, Raymond Depardon…), the workshop will propose a ground based approach and will lead the students to address the notion of identity throughout this medium. This class invites the students to take a moment to look at their surroundings and take the time to observe and build their own view on the urban landscape. The main project of the course is a journey of a team of students in the city of Le Havre. This will lead to a storytelling of how the city is perceived by those students: who are we in this city ? Along the 12 sessions of 2 hours each, both theoretical and technical aspects of the photography will be studied so as to always link the frame and the content.


BLANDY, Gaela (Photographer)

Pedagogical format

Group work, workshop, presentations and debate.

Course validation

To validate the course, the student is expected to do: - A group project ; - A group presentation of the completed project.

Required reading

Michael Wolf : - series "Tokyo compression" and "transparent city"

Additional required reading

  • Jungjin Lee : series "Unnamed road"
  • Richard Avedon : series "In the American west"
  • Afrapix (a collective of photographers) : Documentary "Afrique du sud, Portraits chromatiques" (2014)
  • Dorothea Lange : work for Farm security administration (FSA) - United States - 1935 - 1943