Jean Gaumy’s workshop is aimed at developing the participants’ capability to read the natural landscape under the guidance of a photographer whose work straddles documentary and abstract styles. Different approaches and narrative forms will be explored in order to observe a pure, evocative and peculiar environment such as the mountains. Individual influences and peculiarities will be valorised in order to develop a well-structured, distinguished body of work.
The Masterclass will be in French (translation into Italian will be provided), and a maximum of 17 participants will be admitted. Every participant will be given on free loan a Leica M (Typ 240) or Leica M Monochrom camera with a 28, 35 or 50mm lens for the whole duration of the course. Participants are required to bring a sufficient number of SD Memory Cards and a laptop.
Jean Gaumy (Pontaillac, France, 1948) has been a full member of Magnum Photos since 1977. Over the course of his career, he has travelled extensively from France to the Arctic Circle, from Iran up to the unpopulated valleys of Piedmont, which he portrayed in black and white, giving them a new, abstract, essential form. Among his most renown publications are Le Livre des Tempêtes à bord de l’Abeille Flandre (Prix Nadar 2001) and Pleine Mer, dedicated to his many sea adventures, thanks to which the photographer was appointed Official Navy Painter in 2008.