Attend the 6th annual Photography Master Retreat in the south of France,
the week after les Rencontres d’Arles de la Photographie.

July 4 - 11, 2020 • limited Space for 14 photographers • 3 Mentors

I wanted to create a gathering where photographers could productively retire for a week, with time on their side. Take a step back and hopefully one giant leap forward to reconnect with their work and process in a new light.
— Martine Fougeron, #TPMR founder and mentor

Take your work to the next level

The Photography Master Retreat is a unique opportunity to rethink your work, refocus your trajectory and recharge your artistic batteries. Not a shooting trip. Find out more about The Retreat for 14 selected photographers.

Meet our three Mentors

  • Elisabeth Biondi – Independent Curator, Teacher, Writer, and Visuals Editor 1996-2011 at The New Yorker, NY

  • Lyle Rexer – Critic, Curator, and Faculty at SVA, NY

  • Martine Fougeron – Photographer, Artist, Faculty at ICP, NY


See more Testimonials and slide shows from our previous four retreats.

Residency in the South of France

A unique Residency: A retreat in the remote Place of Esparon in the south of France, right after the opening week of  the famous photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles nearby. Discover the Cuisine and Schedule of the week.
The retreat will be held from July 4-11 in 2020.

How to Apply

Deadline application: December 1, 2020 for early bird Special.
The application is free - find out more on How to Apply.

A communal atmosphere permeated all that we did – from our sessions and meetings, to the homemade meals, to our walks and talks. This process combined with time to reflect, provided like a cross between a graduate school critique and an artist colony. Extraordinary how every photographer there had an “epiphany”.
— Aleya #TPMR2016
This is an age of social media and shared images, but rarely do photographers or artists actually get to work together, face to face, to stimulate new ideas and challenge each other creatively… No one leaves Esparon unchanged.
— Lyle Rexer, #TPMR mentor
This is a very unusual photographic workshop in that it stresses not technical mastery of the camera, nor capitalizing on the Provence location. The retreat already assumes you are an accomplished photographer. Instead, the emphasis is reflecting on one’s trajectory as an artist, rethinking projects, refocusing on clearer directions.
— Raymond #TPMR2017
A true camaraderie develops between the students
Breakfast on the rearrace
A critique session with a mentor and the students

Meet THE three mentors IN THIS 1 MINUTE VIDEO interview

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