Antoine d’Agata – September 2019

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Workshop in the Countryside – Antoine d’Agata

PUSHING THE LIMITS OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ACT
September 27, 28 and 29, 2019

Antoine d’Agata’s reputation as a teacher is extraordinary. Some participants have been quoted as saying “A workshop with d’Agata is an experience that changes your life”. He has a unique ability to guide individuals in exploring their inner selves, both emotionally and creatively. His photography is purely subjective, echoing Robert Capa’s famous mantra “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough“.


Description of the workshop:

This workshop with Antoine d’Agata is an immersive exploration of photographic practice in an intensive and intimate context.
We will consider what role photography has in society, how we relate to photography as individuals and how we see ourselves.
Participants will be encouraged to reflect on the relationship between human existence and photography and how that relationship manifests in ourselves, both on the human level as well as through images.
Through this workshop, the topics it explores, and with the thoughts and guidance of d’Agata, participants are encouraged to immerse themselves deeply in new concepts in photography.
Creativity through experience.


Aims of the workshop:

  • To help each participant to explore a more psychological approach to image making.
  • To learn to edit, sequence and create unique and innovative images.
  • To get participants to challenge themselves and leave their comfort zone.

Audience:

The workshop is intended for photographers, teachers and students of Photography, Fine Arts or Audiovisual Communication, and anyone interested in photography.


Antoine d´Agatha

(Marseilles 1961) is a photographer and film maker.

He studied photography at the International Center of Photography in New York, where his teachers included Nan Goldin and Larry Clark. He has won many awards, including the Niépce Prize in 2001, and exhibits regularly in different museums around the world. His photographs are part of the collections of several international institutions. He is the author of numerous innovative photobooks, including Insomnia, Vortex, Stigma, Psychogéographie, Ice and Anticorps with which he won the Rencontres d’Arles Author Book Award in 2013 and exhibited at Le Bal. He has been a member of the Magnum Photos agency since 2004 and has also directed several films.

Selected publications:

  • Mala Noche. France: En Vue, 1998.
  • De Mala Muerte. Paris: Le Point du Jour Editeur, 1998.
  • Hometown. Paris: Le Point du Jour Editeur, 2001.
  • Antoine d’Agata. Spain: Centro de Estudios Fotograficos, 2001.
  • Insomnia. Marseilles: Images en Manoeuvre Editions, 2003.
  • Vórtice. France: Éditions Atlantica, 2003.
  • La Ville sans Nom. Paris: Le Point du Jour Editeur, 2004.
  • Estigma. France: Images en Manoeuvre, 2004.
  • Manifeste. Paris: Le Point du Jour Editeur, 2005.
  • Psychogéographie. Paris: Le Point du Jour Editeur, 2005.
  • Anticorps. Madrid: Xavier Barral; Paris: Le Bal, 2013. ISBN 9782365110037 Catalogue for a retrospective exhibition in Le Bal, Paris. Text in French.
  • Antibodies (Anticuerpos). USA/UK: Prestel, 2014.
  • Fukushima. Tokyo: Super Labo, 2015. Text in English and Japanese. Limited edition of 500 copies.
  • AiTHO. Roquevaire, France: Andre Frere, 2015. Text in French. Limited edition of 300 copies.
  • Index. Roquevaire, France: Andre Frere, 2015. ISBN 979-10-92265-25-5
    Lilith. 64P series. Madrid: La Fábrica, 2017. ISBN 9788417048044. Text in Spanish and English.
  • Self-Portraits: 1987–2017. Tokyo: Super Labo, 2017. Limited edition of 1000 copies.

Selected exhibitions:

  • 2004: 1001 Nuits. Paris.
  • 2012: Antoine D’Agata: Anticorps, Fotomuseum Den Haag, 26 May – 2 September 2012.
  • 2013: Antoine D’Agata: Anticorps, Le Bal, París, 24 January – 14 April 2013; Spazio Forma, Milán, 27 June – 1 September 2013.

Films:

  • 2004: Le Ventre du Monde (The World’s Belly).
  • 2005: El cielo del muerto (short documentary).
  • 2008: Aka Ana.
  • 2012: Atlas.

Awards:

  • 1999: Forscher Fellowship Award, New York, USA.
  • 1999: Bourse Villa Médicis, Hors les murs, France.
  • 1999: First Prize, Festival des Jeunes Créateurs, París, France.
  • 2001: Prix Niépce, France.
  • 2004: The Higashikawa Overseas Prize, Japan.
  • 2013: Rencontres d’Arles Author Book Award for Anticorps.

Prices:
295 € (Workshop + full board and lodging in the “Casa dos Muros” + light snacks during the workshop).

or

265 € (Workshop + full board (without lodging) + light snacks during the workshop).


Schedule:

– Friday, September 27: Introduction and Workshop. 18:00 hrs – 21:00 hrs
– Saturday, September 28: Workshop. 10:00 hrs – 14:00 hrs / 16:00 hrs – 20:00 hrs
– Sunday, September 29: Workshop. 10:00 hrs – 14:00 hrs

The schedule for Saturday and Sunday is orientative. It will be fixed at the start of the workshop.

We begin with dinner on Friday evening and finish with lunch on Sunday (both included).


Places are limited and will be filled strictly in order of registration.

Registration is open until the first day of the workshop.

The workshop will be given in Spanish.

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