FOR PARTICIPANTS

The Retreat is fast approaching.We look forward to meeting you in person. One precision, there is intternet at The Retreat.

Here is the information on the car pool which we organize as a courtesy for your arrivals and departures.

If there is nay change or something is inexact, please notify us immediately so that we can adjust.

 

THE TAXI DRIVER will have a sign with THE PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER RETREAT WRITTEN ON IT.

ALL ARRIVALS are on SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2017. If ever You are delayed or cannot find the driver, you should call the hotline at this french number: 04-67-81-29-39. We will coordinate with the drivers. IF YOU CANNOT CONTACT US BECAUSE YOU HAVE A FOREIGN PHONE, ASK A NICE FRENCH PERSON IF YOU CAN MAKE A CALL, I AM SURE THEY WIL OBLIGE.
 

Each person should pay the driver directly in euros. We have indicated the cost in euros.

 

1/ARRIVALS IN MONTPELLIER

+++ 3 Participants arriving in Montpellier :

Ms. Sara Tamiz arrives at 10:30 am at airport. Will be picked up at 12:00 outside of the airport where the taxis are.

Mr. Raymond Bleesz: Will be picked up at 1 pm Montpellier-Centre: station Occitanie ( ligne tramway n°1) where the depose-minute is.

Ms. Linda Rutenberg- Will be picked up at 1 pm Montpellier-Centre: station Occitanie ( ligne tramway n°1) where the depose-minute is.

TOTAL COST IS 210 € € tolls included. 65 euros per person.

2/ THE RENCONTRES D'ARLES : ARLES

+++ 5 Participants meeting in Arles at 1:00 pm, Brasserie Le France, 6, rue de La Martine, Arles, 30120:

Ms. Parrish Dobson

Ms. Peggy Andersen

 

Ms. Loli Kantor

Ms. Hilary Duffy

Ms. Kristen Linnea Backe

 

TOTAL COST IS 315 € tolls included . 70 euros per person.

 

This meeting point is within walking distance of the center of Arles onSaturday, July 9th at 1:00 pm at Brasserie Le France, 6, rue de La Martine, Arles, 30120. It is in the direction of the station, near the Rhone river. 
Bring your luggage. It is market day so it could be a bit crowded, so be rhere perhaps a bit before 1:00 pm. you can have a cafe!
For the drivers, there is parking in Le Parking Lamartine as it is a big circular piazza or probably just outside the Brasserie if you do not stay too long.
We thought it was a nice coincidence to meet at Brasserie Le France. The Brasserie is called Le France and the street name is La Martine!!  Easy to remember.

 

Brasserie Le France: click for google map

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Brasserie le France, 6 Place La Martine, Arles: click for google map

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3/ ARRIVALS DIRECTLY AT THE RETREAT: You may want to arrive by car directly to The Retreat. Plan to arrive by 3:00 pm in the afternoon.

For those of you arriving directly, the address is: Hameau d'Esparon, Bez-et-Esparon, 30120, France.

If you are coming from Nimes or Montepellier, to get to Esparon, it is 8 kilometers from LE VIGAN. So you must find directions to LE VIGAN and follow them.

You will see directions to Millau at the entrance of Le Vigan, so you avoid going into town, follow that road for some 2 kilometers (an old railroad track). At one point you will see an Intermarche supermarket  to your right and an old bridge, pass that also. Pass Cavailhac. 800 meters later, you will see a roundabout in the road. You will want to make a sharp right turn towards Molieres. After 800 meters, you will want to make another very sharp turn left turn in direction of Moliere/Esparon.

Then you will be going uphill for 5 kilometers. Do not go into the village of Molieres, just continue up to Esparon with the road in front of you going slightly to to the right, leaving the village of Molieres to your left. Go all the way uphill on a narrow road for 3 kilometers.. be cautious, it is a two way road which is narrow. Honk when you do not have any visibility. Drive slowly.

Once on the piazza of Esparon, you will see a fountain. You park here AND LEAVE YOUR LUGGAGE IN THE CAR. Then you walk. You will see on your right an alley, you are  there. We will welcome you and indicate to you your rooms.You have arrived. Go up the stairs and you enter by a big blue gate which is to the right. This is the entrance to the house.


+++ 3 Participants arriving directly at Hameau d'Esparon by car:

Ms. Ellen Carey

Mr. Malte Øhlers

Ms. Elsa Beaumont

 

4/ MARSEILLES AIRPORT


+++ One Participant arriving in Marseilles airport at 8:15 am and arriving by car:

Mr. Wolfgang Strassl

 

DEPARTURES on SATURDAY, JULY 15

1/ 9 participants will share a minivan which will depart from the Retreat at 10:00 am and take you directly to the train and then the airport of Montpellier:

 

+++5 Participants on Train from Montpellier at 13:26 pm or staying in Montpellier:

Ms. Ellen Carey

Mr. Raymond Bleesz

Ms. Linda Rutenberg

Ms. Kristen Linnea Backe

Ms. Hilary Duffy
 

+++ 4 Participants on flight AF 7683 from Montpellier at 2:55 or leaving from Montpellier airport:

Ms. Peggy Andersen

 

Ms. Loli Kantor

Ms. Sara Tamiz

Ms. Parrish Dobson
 

TOTAL COST OF MINIVAN IS 360 € tolls included . 70 euros per person.

 

2/ 3 participants will leave on their own from the hamlet:


Mr. Wolfgang Strassl

Mr. Malte Øhlers

Ms. Elsa Beaumont

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE RETREAT: THE SCHEDULE
 

8-8:45: BREAKFAST

9:00-12:45: WORK SESSION.  Sometimes full sessions, half-sessions and one-to-one with each mentor.

1-2 PM: LUNCH

2:30-5:15: WORK SESSION. Sometimes full sessions, half-sessions and one-to-one with each mentor.

5:30-6:15: FREE TIME (Walks, Swimming in the rivers are optional)

6:30-8:45 PM: COCKTAILSvFOLLOWED BY DINNER

9:00-10:15 PM: MENTORS TALK followed by Q & A

YOUR WORK: WHAT YOU SHOULD PREPARE AND BRING

You will want to bring complete portfolios of your work so that the mentors can look at the totality of the body of work/bodies of work. Bring as much work on these projects as you feel is relevant. If you need feedback, we encourage you to bring more than what you have edited down, as the mentors might review the edits and choices or comment on possible opportunities.

We recommend bringing digital files, having them organized and the photos flattened so that they can be viewed easily.

Do bring your computer with perhaps an external hard drive with the full projects you wish to work on as well as past projects you mighty want the Mentors to consider. Please bring large edits of your projects, as the Mentors will want to see the full scope of the project.

If you have prints, please bring them, but in a small format.which might be relevant to our understanding of your work and trajectory.

We know prints are heavy so we do not want you to be overburdened. If you have books or Book mock ups or catalogues or exhibition shows, please bring those. We can also look at them via the internet if you so wish or as a pdf forma but the real book is always better.

There will be a shooting exercise, so please bring a camera. It does not have to be of the best quality. It an be a phone.

 

SO IN A NUTSHELL BRING:
1/ A laptop computer (with Bridge or Lightroom preferably).

2/ An external hard drive and flash drive for extra space and back ups for your work in progress.
Bring at least a flash drive with your presentation on it so that we can download it easily onto one main computer.

3/At least one complete portfolio/project on which you will be focusing. Please bring a very large edit of the main portfolio/portfolios you will want to work on, as the Mentors will want to see the total scope of the project. If you can also bring small prints (like 5 x 7 or 8.5 x 11) that is usually also great as a complement to the digital files.

4/ Bring a camera. For our purposes, it does to need to be your best camera. A simple point and shoot might suffice (even an i phone).

5/ An international outlet converter for France as well as a multiple plug adapter if you have several devices to charge.

 

YOU WILL EACH BE GIVING A 20 MINUTE PRESENTATION WHICH YOU SHOULD PREPARE. PLEASE KEEP THE PRESENTATION ON A FLASH DRIVE OR ON ONE OF YOUR HARD DRIVES AS WELL AS  DOWNLOAD IT TO THE GOOGLE DRIVE INFORMATION WE SENT YOU INFORMATION ABOUT A MONTH OR SO AGO.

We will be asking each participant you on the first day to make a 20 minute presentation followed by10 minutes of Q & A ON SUNDAY JULY 9.


1/Presentation of yourself and your trajectory: 4 minutes

2/Presentation of your project/projects: 15 minutes

3/Presentation of the goals you have for this retreat: 1 minute

4/Q & A: 10 minutes

Please have your presentation ready on an external flash drive with the photographs in a pdf or in a portfolio to look at in bridge/Lightroom, sequenced as you would wish in a resolution which is not too small as it will be projected on a screen. We recommend uploading 20-30  images, dimensions should be 1600px on the longest side at 144 dpi (or 72 dpi if higher res is unavailable) onto the google drive which would facilitate the process. You have each receive an invitation to JOIN AND DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION. 


AND FINALLY DEAR PARTICIPANTS,

HERE ARE YOUR NAMES and your photos,from left to right in order of appearance per row:
 

Mrs. Linda Rutenberg (QUEBEC), Mrs. Ellen Carey (USA), Mr. Wolfgang Strassl (GERMANY), Mrs. Parrish Dobson (USA)

Mrs. Peggy Andersen (USA and FRANCE), Mrs. Loli Kantor (USA), Mr. Raymond Bleesz (USA), Mrs. Kristen Linnea Backe (NORWAY)

Ms. Sara Tamiz (AUSTRALIA), Ms. Hilary Duffy (USA), Mr. Malte Øhlers (SWEDEN), Ms. Elsa Beaumont (FRANCE).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLOTHING

It is full summer at that time in Esparon so the days are warm but never too humid or damp.

Esparon is located at 700 meters high, so the nights can be cooler, which is nice because we do not need air conditioning. But do bring summer clothes as well as a wind breaker and a sweater and scarf. Also bring your bathing suit and good walking shoes for the mild hikes.

Attire will be casual and we will have one formal dinner -relaxed cocktail- at the opening and closing of the Retreat.

 


CONNETIVITY:

Please make sure you a member of our 2017 private Facebook page for getting in contact with one another. We have psted this information on the facebook page as well.

Please follow us on instagram to stay connected and up to date on TPMR happenings. 

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU SOON.

HAVE A GREAT TRIP.