Le Labo, in partnership with Alliance Française Toronto, is organizing a 2017 Photography Day Camp for youths 10 to 15 years old.
Whether inspired by art history or contemporary photographic creations, our young participants will bring their imagination to life by creating and photographing their own visuals. Through a series of workshops, participants will look at photography in its many forms, including: studio photography, darkroom photo processing, creating GIF images for the web, digital image editing and photomontage. After a morning dedicated to French-language activities, participants will discover the magic of photography with a professional artist.
***Youths with all levels of French are encouraged to participate!
This camp is organized in partnership with Alliance Française Toronto
- Working and creating with different sources of light
- How to build a camera
- How to use a digital camera
- How to prepare a photography studio
- Retouching digital images on a computer
- Creating Light paintings and GIF images
Youth : 10 to 15 years old
Samuel Choisy and Geneviève Thauvette
Beginner to Intermediary
Alliance Française Toronto, Spadina Campus, 24 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2S7
An exhibition of the participants’ work will be presented at the end of the workshops.
ARTIST EDUCATOR BIOGRAPHIES
Samuel Choisy (b. 1974, France) is a photo-based visual artist. His work explores the notion of mental territory through different projects and formal approaches. His time-based creating process presents visual recording of situations lived or created. His work questions subjectivity and presents visual interpretations of the construction of an individual. His latest photographs combine dance, performance and light works.
Choisy received a DNAP from l’École de l’Image d’Angoulême (1999) and a DNSEP from l’École des Beaux-Arts de Nantes (2001). His work has been showcased in France and many European countries, as well as in the U.S. and Canada. He currently lives and works in Toronto.
Geneviève Thauvette is an emerging Franco-Ontarian artist currently residing in Toronto. Her photographs have shown internationally, notably at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival, the Perth International Arts Festival (Australia), the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, and the VIe Jeux de la Francophonie in Beirut were she won the gold medal for Canada.
Her series Les quintuplées Dionne have been acquired by the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the City of Ottawa Fine Art Collection. She has also recently won the 2013 FlashForward emerging artists award and is the recipient of several grants, including the 2011 Emerging Artist Production Grant from the Ontario Arts Council.
Geneviève has presented many photo workshops and been a part of numerous juries. In 2012, she toured Canada, Haiti and St-Lucia to select the final participating artists during the VIIe Jeux de la Francophonie.
She was further chosen by L’Organization internationale de la francophonie to judge the photography competition during the games in Nice. Thauvette is represented by St-Laurent + Hill in Ottawa and Eye Buy Art.
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