Upcoming Workshop

Photographic retreat with Antoine D’Agata + guest artist Tania Bohórquez

Join Antoine d’Agata and guest artist Tania Bohórquez for an immersive 4 day photographic retreat in a beautiful barn in the south of France

Antoine d’Agata

Antoine d’Agata El Cielo del Muerto, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, 2005. © Antoine d’Agata | Magnum Photos

Spend 4 days in a farmhouse in the South of France with Magnum photographer Antoine d’Agata and guest artist Tania Bohórquez to rethink your photographic practice.

Structured days of lively discussions, group critiques and tutorials will be crafted to provide an intimate and inspiring environment in which to explore practical and creative approaches to photographic practice.

Participants are invited to bring an ongoing project they would like to work on, and participate in reviews and editing sessions.

This retreat will offer a relaxing space for reflection, interactive collaborations and personal attention. La Floque is a traditional farmhouse with a converted barn complete with workshop facilities. The Barn is surrounded by a lovely garden with many shaded areas where you can spend time relaxing by yourself or socialising with The Barn’s staff and other participants. Outside the designated workshop times you are also welcome to use the heated saltwater swimming pool.

Prolongaciones, 3-day performative action: projection of videos in the Zone of Tolerance; documentation by the clients of the sexworkers, Mexico, 2014 © Tania Bohórquez
Prolongaciones, 3-day performative action: projection of videos in the Zone of Tolerance; documentation by the clients of the sexworkers, Mexico, 2014 © Tania Bohórquez

This workshop offers:

-Develop a concept for new series.
-Undertake a one-to-one editing session.
-Take part in group critiques and discussions around photography: archive, installation, video and performance.
-Learn practical advice on developing your own projects.
-Look at the practical aspects of being a photographer.
-Editing and production: learn how to edit, sequence and design.

Where & When

La Floque
4th – 8th June.
We advise that the participants arrive on the 4th in the late afternoon and leave late on the 8th.

We are monitoring the ongoing situation with COVID-19 carefully. Participant safety is of the utmost importance to us and our students and community are at the heart of all that we do. At the moment the workshop is going ahead as planned. But please be aware that due to the ever evolving nature of the situation, we may need to postpone. We will share updates on these pages and via email directly to those who have applied.

Language

The workshop will be held in English (French and Spanish also spoken).

Fees

The accommodation for 5 days and 4 nights: Thursday pm (arrive), Friday, Saturday and Sunday, (Monday am) and finish at lunchtime for pm departures. Food is included for this retreat and transportation from the local airport and train stations is also free.

There are 2 options for accommodation:

Chateau Buisson: 2000 euros (All included apart from transport) book here

Auberge Jolibois: 1850 euros (All included apart from transport) book here

Both Chateau Buisson and Auberge Jolibois are located close to La Floque. Breakfast, lunch and a 3-course dinner will be served on the property everyday. The evening meal is a great opportunity to socialise with staff and participants within an informal setting. Local produce from the Périgord region and on-site vegetable garden will be used for dishes all home-cooked for you.

Terms and Conditions apply.
See the bottom of this page for more details.

Selection and Requirements

The retreat is strictly limited to 10 applicants.

Contact

For enquiries relating to this project please email Dubheasa Lanipekun: dubheasa.lanipekun@magnumphotos.com

Terms and Conditions

• All fees must be paid on application
• Magnum Photos reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 8 participants.
Students will be given a full refund. In the event of cancellation, students will be given at least 4 weeks advance notice
• Magnum Photos reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised
• For International applicants, Magnum Photos is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case the workshop is cancelled. We highly recommend that you buy refundable tickets and/or travel insurance
• Refunds to applicants who wish to cancel their place on the workshop can only be given up to 21 days in advance of the date of the workshop, minus a €50 admin fee. After this point, refunds cannot be issued

Antoine D’Agata A Train Station, Niversac, Dordogne, 2019. © Antoine d’ Agata | Magnum Photos
Antoine D’Agata Antoine d’ Agata Belfast. Ireland. 2019. © Antoine d’ Agata | Magnum Photos

Biography

Tania Bohórquez

Tania Bohórquez has a background in Political Science. Through attending workshops at the Manuel Álvarez Bravo Photographic Center, the Arts Center of San Agustín, Etla and Centro de la Imagen, Bohórquez developed her practice. Notably, Bohórquez attended the Contemporary Photography Seminar of the Image Center in 2011, coordinated by Ana Casas and Alejandro Castellanos. She then went on to study for a diploma in Visual Arts Production, coordinated by Luis Felipe Ortega and a diploma in Contemporary Art Critique, which was coordinated by Cuauhtémoc Medina (the first associate curator of Latin American Art at the Tate Modern).

Bohórquez has been the beneficiary of different grants from CONACULTA (Council of the Arts in México) and the prestigious program FONCA (National Fund for Culture and the Arts) for young artist in 2012-2013.

From 2007 to 2011, Bohórquez was the coordinator of educational services and dissemination at the Manuel Álvarez Bravo Photographic Center; From 2008 to 2009 Bohórquez collaborated in the Institute of Graphic Arts of Oaxaca as personal assistant of the renamed mexican artist and activist Francisco Toledo; From 2012 to 2013 Bohórquez was assistant coordinator of the Contemporary Photography Seminar of the Centro de la Imagen cede: Center for the Arts of San Agustín Etla, Oaxaca. From 2013 to 2014 Bohórquez was tutor in the CEACO program (Clinics for the Specialization in Contemporary Art in Oaxaca) educational program founded by La Curtiduría contemporary space for the arts; From 2015-2016 she was tutor of the PECDA Oaxaca Scholarship (Stimulus Program for the Creation and Artistic Development), coordinating 7 artists of the specialty Visual Arts.

Currently she collaborates with other artists and is also working independently on art direction for artist books, through which she has collaborated with the publishers RM, La Fabrica, Voies Off, Hydra, Studio Vortex among others. During the last 5 years she has collaborated and assisted in his artistic practice as in curatorial, editorial and exhibition projects to the photographer Antoine d’Agata with whom she made a significant collaboration of two years making the camera and editing the film White noise, a narration told by twenty-three women from all over the world who, through monologues, talk about existence, pain, passion and death, in fourteen different languages.

Bohórquez is currently carrying out a project in a male prison in the south of Mexico. She is part of the tutors in the Angkor Photo Festival.

Liberación de secretos (Release of secrets), performative action, ephemeral writing by the inmates of the male prison of Ixcotel, documentation by the guards, Oaxaca Mexico, 2018. © Tania Bohórque (...)