The Photography Master Retreat daily schedule.
The 2019 Photography Master Retreat one-week summer session will begin on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 4pm and concludes on the morning of Saturday, July 13, 2019. These dates have been chosen so that participants can also attend the opening week of Les Rencontres d’Arles, the international photography festival.
The Photography Master Retreat emphasizes intensive review and discussion of each participant’s process and work. The three mentors are committed to taking individual students to their highest photographic potential in a creative, supportive, and enjoyable environment. Portfolio reviews, supportive critique, discussions, and opportunities for introspection are all integral components of this special program. The mentors schedule the week working with the larger group (14 participants maximum), smaller groups, as well as individual one-on-one sessions.
Here is the schedule of a typical day:
9am-12:45pm WORK SESSION: Full sessions, half-sessions, one-on-one sessions – all mentor-led
2:15-4pm WORK SESSION: Full sessions, half-sessions, one-on-one sessions – all mentor-led
4:15-6:30pm FREE TIME: (optional) walks, visit the nearby town of Le Vigan, swimming in the river
8:30-9:45pm LECTURES and DISCUSSIONS led by the mentors, followed by Q&A
Saturday (the first day): the students settle in, with welcome cocktails and dinner.
Sunday: (the first day of work): students present their projects in the morning.
Friday (the last day): students present the evolution of their projects in the morning. In the afternoon, there are more one-on-one sessions with the mentors, followed by a celebration dinner.
One half-day excursion is planned during the week, usually to see the spectacular canyon of Le Cirque de Navacelles.