Idea into Actions. Long-term project first steps
Workshop: 19 May – 20 May 2018
FFF Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
60311 Frankfurt (Main)
"IDEA INTO ACTIONS. LONG-TERM PROJECT FIRST STEPS"
Workshop: Saturday/Sunday, May 19/20, 2018, 10am – 6pm (in English)
A photographic long-term project is a big challenge. The French photographer Mathieu Asselin (*1973) has been involved with the chemical giant Monsanto for years and documented the sometimes devastating effects of the company's activities. This project was finalised in his book, called "Monsanto®: A Photographic Investigation" (2017) which was awarded several times and is shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Award 2018. In this two-day workshop RAY 2018 artist, Mathieu Asselin, shares his experience in the field of long-term photographic documentation. The workshop at the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt aims to give the participants the tools needed to structure and organize a project and most importantly, to give the idea, the kick-start it needs to move forward.
Mathieu Asselin began his career working on film productions in Caracas, Venezuela, but honed his documentary photography style in the United States. His work has been featured in Foam, Liberation, Paris Match, Huck Magazine, The New Yorker Photo Booth, and GEO Freitag, among others. His work has been exhibited at Les Rencontre d’Arles in France, as well as in other major cities such as New York City, Miami, Washington, DC, and Caracas. In 2014, he was selected for Plat(t)form at Fotomuseum Winterthur and as an Artist in Residence with Imagine Science Films. He currently lives and works in New York City and Arles, France. Mathieu Asselin holds a Master’s degree from ENSP – École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles in France. His book Monsanto®: A Photographic Investigation won the First Photo Book Award at Paris Photo in 2017.
From 24 May to 9 September, 2018 the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt is presenting works by Mathieu Asselin in the exhibition "EXTREME. ENVIRONMENTS" for RAY 2018. In addition, an artist talk by Mathieu Asselin will take place on Friday, 25 May at 4pm in the RAY Festival hub, MMK 3, Domstr. 3, 60311 Frankfurt/Main.
The Workshop will be held in English.
Workshop registration until 7 May, 2018: www.fffrankfurt.org/mathieu-asselin