HUMAN NATURE WITH ANNA FOX AND ANNE MCNEILL
01/08/2018

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Live, work and learn with two key figures of modern photography
  • Explore the stunning landscape, discovering the relationships between humans and nature
  • Get individual tuition on your portfolio
  • Contribute to the end product: a photography book of the project
  • Full board including room, meals and drinks
  • Unlimited use of our recording studios, arts library, digital editing suites and other facilities
  • Optional mountain expeditions including ascent of Mont Ceint and the spectacular Cascade d'Ars
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Anna Fox has been working in photography and video for almost thirty years. Influenced by the British documentary tradition and US 'New Colourists', Anna's work first emerged alongside contemporaries such as Martin Parr and Paul Graham in the late 80's. "Work Stations", published by and exhibited first at Camerawork in 1988, critically observed London office culture in the mid Thatcher years. Later work documenting weekend wargames (titled Friendly Fire) was shown in the exhibition Warworks at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Netherlands Foto Institute and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. With solo shows at The Photographer's Gallery (London), The Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago) and others, and work included in international group shows such as Through the Looking Glass, Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-garde and How We Are: Photographing Britain, Anna is a key figure in modern photography.

Anne McNeill is one of the most influential figures working in photography in the UK. As Director and Curator of Impressions Gallery, one of the UK’s leading venues for contemporary photography, Anne has curated some of the most exciting exhibitions of photography in Europe over the last two decades, including shows by Paul Reas, Murray Ballard, Joy Gregory, Trish Morrissey and, of course, Anna Fox. Prior to joining Impressions in 2000, Anne was the Artistic Director of Photo 98, the UK Year of Photography and in 1995 founding Director of Photoworks, the national commissioning agency for photography, based in Brighton. Anne is a member of the "Academy", a group of photography experts who nominate candidates for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, and since 2011 is a nominator for Prix Pictet, the global award in photography and sustainability. Since 2016, Anne is also a nominator for the Hasselblad Foundation International Award.

This CAMP session concerns telling tales about the land, and our relationship to it. It's about using photography and text to reveal stories about the local environment and community, and the relationship that we have to the landscape and the ecosystems within it; reflecting back onto ourselves, and considering the possibility of revealing something about our human nature and what that means in today's world.

During the workshop we will research, explore and photograph the relationships between humans and nature in the stunning landscape of the Haute Couserans mountains. We will meet local people, explore their relationships to the land, examine the effects of human life on the landscape and consider how these effects might appear as traces or indications of human experience. We will find local stories about the landscape and devise ways to weave these into our picture making. We will set stories in stone, create modern myths about this place, and the humans who exist within it, or respond to it.

We will explore new and innovative ways of combining photography with other mediums and approaches to tell stories, and at the end of the workshop we will produce a book that includes the work we've created. This will be a book of modern myths, an assemblage of folk tales about the essence of human nature in Aulus les Bains today.

Outside of the project we'll hold portfolio reviews, informal discussions, on-to-one coaching sessions, film screenings and other activities. This is a unique opportunity to gain skills, refine your work, make contacts and move your photographic practice forward.

WHERE AND WHEN?

The course takes place at our residential centre in Aulus les Bains. It's two hours south of Toulouse, high in the French Pyrenees, very near the border with Spain. For detailed travel information, see the transport section. The course starts on Wednesday, 01/08/2018. We advise that you arrive the evening before (31/07/2018) - dinner and accommodation that night is included. The course runs for five days, ending on Sunday night. Accommodation on Sunday night is included, then we leave on Monday morning (06/08/2018). If you decide to take the minibus with us, you will be picked up in Toulouse at 6pm on 31/07/2018, and will be back in Toulouse at 11am on 06/08/2018.

HOW TO BOOK

To book your place on the course, you have two options: either click "ENROL NOW" at the top of this page, and pay for your place in full; or click "SPLIT OVER 4 MONTHS". In the latter case, a monthly payment plan will be put in place, so your card will be charged 25% of the fee today, and 25% each month (on the same day) for an additional three months. All card payments are handled by Stripe, and are extremely secure. We don't store any card data ourselves - all of this is handled securely off-site by Stripe.

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INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: FIVE DAYS OF CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES, A COMFORTABLE PRIVATE ROOM AT CAMP, ALL MEALS - BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AT CAMP, DINNER AT AN EXCELLENT LOCAL RESTAURANT, UNLIMITED USE OF OUR RECORDING STUDIOS, EDITING SUITES, REHEARSAL STUDIOS, LIBRARY AND OTHER FACILITIES, POST-COURSE BENEFITS & SUPPORT (SEE BELOW)
NOT INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: TRAVEL
STUDENT LEVEL: EVERYONE WELCOME - A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE USE OF YOUR CAMERA AND PHOTOSHOP IS USEFUL
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: CAMERA, GOOD OUTDOOR GEAR (WATERPROOFS, PACK, BOOTS, ETC)
POST-COURSE SUPPORT: INCLUSION OF YOUR WORK IN THE PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK PRODUCED, EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES AT FUSE ART SPACE