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The Portrait in Situation | Workshop by Denis Dailleux

Mar 04, 2021 - Mar 07, 2021

The Portrait in Situation | Workshop by Denis Dailleux

Time Thu Mar 04 2021 at 09:00 am to Sun Mar 07 2021 at 05:00 pm

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Downtown Cairo, Cairo, Egypt


The Portrait in Situation | Workshop by Denis Dailleux, 4 March | Event in Cairo | The Portrait in Situation | Workshop by Denis Dailleux


Cairo Photo Week 2021 is delighted to bring to you the internationally acclaimed French photographer Denis Dailleux. The photographer who visualized Egypt like it's own people.
(This workshop comes in support of the French Institute in Cairo).

The general theme of the workshop will be how to take a portrait in natural light without adding a light source.

This workshop aims to optimize the relationship between the photographer and his model: choice of frame, light and the timing: a photographic process that Denis Dailleux observes and understands in others as well as in himself.

In a genre where he excels, in Portraiture in Situation, he offers a balance between understanding the subject and the place chosen for the photograph. An approach so perfectly mastered by Denis Dailleux that it is today impossible to dissociate his portraits from the countries which inspired them, as evidenced by his photographs taken in Cairo or more recently in Ghana.

Day one: Introduction to your work.
Day 2: Shooting under his guidance.
day 3: Shooting day (project assignment).
Day 4: Feedback and critical analysis of the results.

Details by day:

On the first day he will introduce himself b and his photographic background then each participant will introduce him/herself by showing his/her body of work. Denis will discuss what each one would like to photograph during this workshop.

Days two & three: Practical with Denis & alone: All the shoots will be happening in places chosen and identified by Denis Dailleux around Cairo. Denis will accompany them during their shooting on day two.

On the fourth day, the participants continue to work in the morning and finish the workshop with a critique of their final work.

Denis will also give a daily update at the end of the second & third days.

Open for any level to attend.

How to apply:
call our team at 01211338991 or email us Y2Fpcm9waG90b3dlZWsgfCBwaG90b3BpYWNhaXJvICEgY29t

Participants should bring:
- Their portfolio in the form of prints and / or digital files.
- A tripod.
- A laptop.

Dates: March 4 - 7 (4 days)
Daily times: 9AM - 6PM (some days will end at 5PM).
Fees: EGP 3,000
Full fees should be paid by the 28th of February, 2021.
Max number of Attendees: 12
Location: Consoleya Co-working space - Downtown Cairo.

Payment methods:
Credit Card
Bank transfer

Three photographers will be granted this workshop at a discounted price of LE1,000 based on their quality of work.

Note: grantees have to be fully committed to the workshop and not miss any sessions or assignments.

Submission Deadline: 15 February, 2021
.سيتم منح ثلاثة مصورين هذه الورشة بسعر مخفض: ١٠٠٠ جنيه بناء على جودة عملهم

آخر موعد للتقديم: 15 فبراير 2021

ملاحظة: يجب علي الحاصلين على المنحة أن .يلتزموا بورشة العمل و ان يتموا جميع محاضرات و تسليم المشروع

About Denis Dailleux:
Denis Dailleux was born in 1958 in Angers, France. He has published a series of photography books all portraying Egypt, Cairo and his impressions of the revolution. His photographs have been exhibited internationally in Paris, France, Accra, Ghana, and in Siem Reap, Cambodia among other places.

Dailleux has been awarded several international prizes, including the Monographies Award in 1997, the World Press Photo Award in the portraits category in 2000, the Hasselblad of the town Vevey Award in Switzerland in 2000 and the Fujifilm Award of Festival Terre d'Images to Biarritz in 2001. He is a member of Agence VU and currently lives in Cairo, Egypt, where he works as a portrait photographer.

COVID Guidlines:
Cairo Photo Week will follow all the strict international safety standards in regards to COVID-19 keeping the proper social distancing guidelines and adhering to all hygiene regulations throughout the festival. It is worth noting that the festival is hosted at spacious venues in the heart of downtown Cairo which allows us to easily follow such guidelines.

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Thu Mar 04 2021 at 09:00 am to Sun Mar 07 2021 at 05:00 pm
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