The Photography Master Retreat

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Founded 2014
Bez-et-Esparon, France


The Photography Master Retreat is a one-of-a-kind, career-enhancing opportunity for established and emerging photographers to engage in artistic introspection and professional critique. It’s not a shooting trip but a rare chance to pause, reflect on your work, and bond with peers who are passionate about photography. It is designed for a select group of 14 artists who have to apply. The Photography Master Retreat was founded in 2014 as an annual, one-week, immersive workshop in her family home by Martine Fougeron, herself a celebrated photographer and artist, as well as faculty at the International Center of Photography, New York. The other two mentors are Elisabeth Biondi – Independent Curator, Teacher, Writer, and Visuals Editor 1996-2011 at The New Yorker, NY and Lyle Rexer – Critic, Curator, and Faculty at SVA, NY. The Photography Master Retreat takes place every year on the second week of July, just after the Rencontres d'Arles in the South of France.

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The retreat is held in the remote medieval hamlet of Esparon in the south of France, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.

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