Venezia PHOTO is attending the Salon de la Photo 2017!

Venezia PHOTO is attending the Salon de la Photo 2017!

Come to meet us, share, and learn more about Venezia PHOTO on stand n°E006 at Pavilion 5.1 of the Salon de la Photo 2017!
We await you with a smile, a great stand, beautiful images, and above all plenty of information about this first edition and its programme.

Try your luck and be in to win free enrolment for one of our 4-day Masterclasses thanks to our Prize Draw. Don’t delay and come along to fill out your entry form at the stand to fly away to Venezia PHOTO!

Saturday 11 November 2017 at 1 pm

You can also come to see La Grande Rencontre:
“From Arles to Venice: the Evolution of Photography Education”
With Oliviero Toscani – Photographer & Artistic Director of Benetton,
Sam Stourdzé – Director of the Rencontres d’Arles
& Fabrice Courthial – Manager of photography courses at the Rencontres d’Arles

When worlds and expertise collide, original photography courses are created. This is the story of the first edition of Venezia Photo Masterclass, the result of alchemy between Les Rencontres d’Arles, Oliviero Toscani, the Association pour la Diffusion de l’Art Photographique, and San Servolo Island in Venice, Italy. This round-table discussion invites the protagonists of this new initiative to share their perspectives and experience in terms of pedagogy and communication regarding the photography scene.
From the evolution of the short-term courses of the Rencontres d’Arles to Oliviero Toscani’s love of advertising, this conference presents a discussion on this meaningful theme of the energetic ties between education and photography.
The balance between theory and practice, the relationship between teacher and student, the difference in nomenclature between workshops, masterclasses, and classes… All of these themes and more will be broached and discussed at this Grande Rencontre at the Salon de la Photo 2017.

Come along to meet us at the Salon de la Photo 2017, from 9 to 13 November on stand 5.1 E006 at the Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles (Paris 15)!

“You are all invited to Venice, and the more of you there’ll be, the more wonderful these Masterclasses will be. I’m expecting you: come one and all and prepare yourselves, with a great deal of energy, motivation, and a big smile! Because we must also enjoy it and have fun!”
– Oliviero Toscani

Portraits of Guest Speakers at La Grande Rencontre

In the photography world, Oliviero Toscani’s needs no introduction. From his famous campaigns for United Colors of Benetton, to the covers of famous magazines, or his commitment to social concerns, his artistic eye and the intelligence of his positions have been recognised and applauded on numerous occasions. His works have found their place at the Biennale di Venezia and the Triennale di Milano; in modern art museums in Mexico, Helsinki, Rome, Lausanne, Frankfurt, and San Paolo; and they have won him four Golden Lions at the Festival International de la Créativité in Cannes.

In terms of teaching, Oliviero Toscani also has some very impressive strings to his bow. He has taught visual communication in various Italian universities, written several books on advertising, and created his NEVERENDINGPHOTOMASTERCLASS project – a series of workshops on images that he directs.

One of his masterpieces is Fabrica, the creative laboratory in Treviso that Oliviero Toscani invented, founded, and directed, and that has produced very high-level artistic and visual production that have often won awards (Prix du Jury at the festivals of Cannes, Berlin, and Venice for three films). This international centre for the arts and research into communication, created by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, selects the best young artists to attend and collaborate on advertising projects, cinema, and graphic art, as well as industrial design, music, publishing, new media, or photography.

In 2017, he returned to his role as Artistic Director of Benetton, with this wonderful playground that Fabrica represents: is it a return to his origins or a natural extension? Oliviero Toscani will respond himself through his images.

A photography professional for several years now, Sam Stourdze has made a name for himself that resonates on the international arts scene. Director of the Rencontres d’Arles, this image specialist is passionate about research into their contexts of production, distribution, and reception: he studies the mechanisms at work in the circulation of images, with the relationships between photography, art, and cinema as his field of predilection.
A former resident of the Villa Medici, Sam Stourdze created and directed NBC Photographie and NBC Editions, directed cultural activities at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, and was named Director of the Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2009.

Sam Stourdzé is also curator or co-curator of many exhibitions and has published several books. Parisians will recall the exhibitions Chaplin et les images and Fellini, la Grande Parade at Jeu de Paume, which preceded Paparazzi! Photographes, stars et artistes at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, with Clément Chéroux and Quentin Bajac.

Sam Stourdzé likes to surprise the public with unexpected projects with photographers. In 2014, he was elected Director of the Rencontres d’Arles, the annual, major international event in photography. Under his attentive eye, the festival represents at once a time of celebration but also of reflection, overturning stereotypes about photography and about the world around us.

As the manager of photography courses at the Rencontres d’Arles for the past 15 years, Fabrice Courthial designs and implements a programme of over 50 workshops throughout the year. Relying on the expertise and pedagogical abilities of renowned photographers, these courses enable over 400 participants each year to develop a personal practice at the forefront of contemporary concerns in photography.

A privileged witness of the exchanges between major professionals and practitioners of all levels, he and his team orchestrate all of the technical and logistical aspects, as well as the main aesthetic, pedagogical, and ethical orientations that foster high-quality and ambitious courses.