Fougeron is the founder of The Photography Master Retreat: an intensive one week summer workshop in the south of France
during which three mentors take 14 selected photographers' work to the next level, in a uniquely communal and constructive spirit.
The only Retreat of its kind, THE PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER RETREAT is a unique one-week professional retreat with four renowned mentors in the south of France which takes place every year in July after Les Rencontres d’Arles.
THE PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER RETREAT, in its fifth edition, will be held from July 6 to 13, 2019 for a select group of fourteen participants who will be chosen by the mentors from submitted applications which are due latest by March 4, 2018. It is designed for professional and aspiring professional photographers – fine art, conceptual, and documentary – who are passionate about their work and want to take it to the next level.
The Retreat helps each of the select group of 16 students REFLECT on their trajectory, RETHINK their projects and REFOCUS on a clearer course. The three mentors are committed to taking individual students to their highest photographic potential in a creative, supportive, and enjoyable environment.
Founded by Martine Fougeron in 2014 in order to “create a new kind of gathering, a Retreat, where photographers can safely and productively retire for a week, It is a communal atmosphere where fellow artists can be mentored by key professionals and also enrich each other. Sharing my family house which has been my creative refuge for the past 40 years is the perfect haven for The Photography Master Retreat.”
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INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Martine Fougeron is a member of the faculty at ICP-The International Center of Photography.
BUILDING A PERSONAL BODY OF WORK
October 1-December 3, 2018. 1:00-3:00 PM. 10 week ICP on- line class.
Building a coherent body of work requires passionate commitment. This course provides the insight, impetus, process, and tools to take a personal project to the next level, with an understanding of each student’s unique process, style, and character. The course begins with a look at students’ portfolios and an assessment of their personal goals. Through weekly critiques and discussions, students learn how to orchestrate all the important decision-making processes and the means necessary to achieve the self-defined goal of bringing their projects to fulfillment. Full immersion in a project is necessary, whether the task at hand requires weekly photographing, editing, and printing, sequencing and laying out images for an exhibition or book, producing a moving-image projection, or simply presenting work on a website. The workshop culminates with student presentations of their projects, comprised of at least 25 and up to 80 images ready for exhibition, book publication, or a website slide show.
Jan 5-6 & 12-13, 2019 : 2 week-end workshop: Saturday-Sunday 10:00-5:00 pm.
This workshop helps students finish a fine-art project and prepare it for presentation to a wider audience. Through weekly critiques and discussions, students learn how to orchestrate all the important decision-making processes and the means necessary to achieve the self-defined goal of bringing their projects to fulfillment. Students must come to the class with a themed project already photographed but not yet organized in a satisfactory manner. The workshop begins with a look at students’ portfolios and an assessment of their personal goals. We determine the final output of each project in relation to the student’s goals, style, and theme. The workshop culminates with student presentations of their projects, comprised of at least 25 and up to 80 images ready for exhibition, book publication, or a website slide show.