Camargue 2024. ©Philip Blenkinsop / VII

Philip Blenkinsop – Channeling Nature: A half-day workshop exploring movement in the landscape 

HALF-DAY WORKSHOP IN ARLES, FRANCE
JULY 2, FROM 9 AM – 2 PM
200 US DOLLARS PER PERSON

In 2023, The VII Foundation Campus Arles marked its inauguration with Blenkinsop’s phantasmagoric exhibition, “All Tomorrow’s Phantoms”, in which he presented his interpretation of the Camargue Delta, the vast wetlands that stretch from Arles to the Mediterranean. 

“Using the movement present in the landscape, as well as my own, was of the utmost importance in successfully conveying the ethereal nature of the scenes that I encountered and presenting the viewer with an interpretation of the landscape and its denizens which faithfully mirrored my own feelings.” 

In this half-day (6 hour) workshop you will travel by bus (30 minutes) to the Parc Ornithologique at Pont Gau in the Camargue Delta to spend a few hours photographing; here Philip will share with you his approach and his techniques, with live demonstrations in an environment which will allow you to explore and experiment under his guidance.  

Returning to Arles for lunch, Philip will help you to select your most successful images from the morning for discussion and feedback. 

The aim of this workshop is to demystify the process of capturing and creating movement and to provide you with the knowledge and the desire to continue experimenting. 

Language: English 
Skill Levels: All
Maximum: 9 Students
What to bring:  
DSLR camera; A lens between 50mm and 75mm focal length if you use a 35mm DSLR; A lens between 80mm and 120mm focal length if you use a medium format DSLR; Laptop with editing software; USB key.
Suggested gear: Hat; Loose-fitting, light-colored clothes, preferably long-sleeved; Comfortable walking footwear; Canteen/water bottle/sunscreen.

The price for this half-day workshop includes access to a closed lecture with James Nachtwey and a private reception on the evening of Sunday, June 30, at the Alexandra Boulat Campus.

Enroll before Sunday, June 9, at 23:59 CET.

Please ensure that you have read and agreed to our terms and conditions before enrolling in this workshop.
Philip Blenkinsop. Vercors, France. April 2018

Philip is a highly regarded artist, photographer, and member of VII Photo. He was formerly a member of l’Agence VU, and was one of the founding members of the Noor photo agency. He is an Honorary Fellow of Falmouth University in recognition of his services to photojournalism. Philip is known for his lifetime commitment to photographing Asia where he lived for 27 years and where he continues to work. He is a highly regarded educator and mentor to photographers from the region.   In 2009, acclaimed film director David Bradbury released his 70-minute documentary on Blenkinsop and his work entitled My Asian Heart. Monographs include The Cars That Ate Bangkok, (White Lotus) and Extreme Asie (Nathan/Delpire-Photopoche). Major awards include the Felix H Man Prize for his work on the suppression of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Thailand, The Grand Prix Photo Jean-Louis Calderon for his reportage on ethnic cleansing in Borneo, The Nuit des Yeux d’Or, the Prix Scam ‘Roger Pic’ and Amnesty International’s Award for Investigative Journalism for his expose of the Secret War in Laos. He is a three-time recipient of the Visa d’Or for his work on Laos, the Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami and the Great Sichuan Earthquake. Blenkinsop sits on the advisory board of the Photo Kathmandu Festival in Nepal.

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