Le Labo, in partnership with Alliance Française Toronto, is organizing a Photography Day Camp for youths 8 to 15 years old.

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Photography summer day camp with Geneviève Fontaine, Photo Credit: Geneviève Fontaine, 2017

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.

The goal of the March Break and Summer Camp Workshops is to introduce youth to the technology associated with photography and digital art. Through a series of hands-on activities, participants will develop a better understanding of the workings of this ubiquitous technology. At the end of the workshops, participants will put together an exhibition of their projects.

Participants will play with light, space, and time to tell their own story. Le Labo’s photography workshops provide young people with an unforgettable experience and knowledge that will serve them well for life.

***Youths with all levels of French are encouraged to participate!

Some of the activities and topics, which may be covered, include:

  • Camera obscura
  • Light painting
  • Studio photography
  • Learning about and using cameras
  • Masks and role playing
  • Photographic writing
  • Pinhole cameras/building a camera
  • Making photograms or sun painting
  • GIF animation
  • Photonovels
  • Video production


3-13 July 2018 – 670 $ (SOLD OUT)
16-27 July 2018 – 740 $

27-31 August 2018 – 370 $ (SOLD OUT)

REGISTER ONLINE: https://www.alliance-francaise.ca/en/camps/photo


Alliance Française Toronto, Spadina Campus, 24 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2S7

Youth : 10 to 15 years old

Samuel Choisy, Geneviève Fontaine and Geneviève Thauvette

Beginner to Intermediary

An exhibition of the participants’ work will be presented at the end of the workshops.

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Samuel Choisy

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Samuel Choisy
 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 Fontaine


Geneviève Fontaine is an actress and multidisciplinary artist, who has been interested for some years in digital image art. Two years ago, she participated in the annual exhibition of Le Labo members by presenting a photographic triptych on homelessness. She has directed two short films and also gives photo and video training. She is currently developing a photo exhibition project on the theme of homelessness, as well as working on a comic book project.

Geneviève Thauvette


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 Jeux de la Francophonie games in Nice. Thauvette is represented by St-Laurent + Hill in Ottawa and Eye Buy Art.


This camp is organized in partnership with Alliance Française Toronto