La Bastide d'Esparon

La Bastide d'Esparon

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:

THE PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER RETREAT is open by application only. Your application is due before or latest by March 1, 2017. The selection committee will review all applications with the portolios and contact the selected applicants by March 7, 2017.


THE APPLICATION IS SIMPLE AND FREE. IT SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:


A/ YOUR APPLICATION FORM IN A WORD DOCUMENT WITH YOUR NAME ON IT: 

1/ A brief statement of your intention and your motivation to participate in THE PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER RETREAT. Please tell us in a few paragraphs where you currently see yourself and your work and where you feel want to be in the next several years (maximum 200 words).

2/ An Artist’s Statement (max 200 words).

3/ A brief biography (max 200 words).

4/ A link to your personal website.

5/ A short descriptive statement of 2-3 sentences for each project(s) that accompanies your application.
 

Please download this Word Document and use this APPLICATION FORM.


B/ YOUR FOLDER OF 20 IMAGES IN ZIPPED FOLDERS:

Maximum 20 photographic images (72 dpi, jpg format, longest side 600 pixels, saved as quality 10 max) from either of 1 or 2 bodies of work. Projects can be fine art, documentary, editorial.

Please name and number the photos in each project so we can view them in your designated sequence.

- Name and number them 01-20 if submitting one body of work, 01-10 if showing 2 projects. For example: 1st body of work: portraits_01, portraits_02, etc. 2nd project: snow_01, snow_02, etc.

- Create one zipped folder with your name, underscore then the name of EACH PROJECT. For example: 1st zipped folder: MartineFougeron_portraits: 2nd zipped folder: MartineFougeron_snow.


You will send these 20 images preferably in your e mail as a zipped folder labelled with the project name. Two folders if you have 2 projects, only one folder if you have one project. 

If you can’t zip the folders, just send the labeled jpegs in your email. 

 

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION FORM WITH YOUR FOLDER OF 20 IMAGES:

Please fill out the APPLICATION FORM and send it back to us via e mail with your FOLDER of your 20 zipped images.
Please write in the subject line of your email your name and family name: The Photography Master Retreat_ name_familyname.

Send your application to: application@ThePhotographyMasterRetreat.com


WE WILL INFORM APPLICANTS by MARCH 7, 2017

We confirm receipt of your application by email.
If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt, please contact us at: application@ThePhotographyMasterRetreat.com 

 

FEE

The fee for THE PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER RETREAT is US $3,200 (approximately 2,800 euros).  It includes all accommodation and meals. Airfare and transportation excluded. The fee includes 6 nights and 7 days of lodging, all breakfasts, lunches, and dinners as well as the welcome dinner on Sunday evening and celebration dinner on Friday night. It also includes optional mild meditation sessions and/or guided nature walks. It does not include airfare and travel to the house in Esparon.

Once you are selected, a non-refundable deposit of US $1,200.00 must accompany your confirmation to attend. The remaining payment of US $2,000 will be due by March 20, 2017. Single rooms are available to early registrants on request, for a supplemental fee of US $400.

 

TRANSPORTATION:

Participants should plan on arriving at the airport of Montpellier or the train station at Montpellier. The direct TGV (bullet train) from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to Montpellier takes less than 3 hours. Flights from Paris are available to Montpellier. Transportation from either of these locations to the Retreat can be scheduled in advance and we can send you directions as well as facilitate arrivals in function of participants' plans. Transportation from Les Rencontres d'Arles may also be scheduled for the participants attending this international event the week before.