APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:
The Photography Master Retreat is open by application only. Your application is due latest by December 1, 2014. The selection committee will review all applications and contact the selected applicants by December 15, 2014. You will then confirm your participation with a $900 deposit (approximately 715 euros) by December 22, 2014.
YOUR APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE:
A/ A WORD DOCUMENT WITH YOUR NAME ON IT:
1/ A brief statement of your intention and your motivation to participate in The Photography Master Retreat. Please tell us in a few paragraphs where you currently see yourself and your work and where you feel want to be in the next several years (maximum 200 words).
2/ An Artist’s Statement (max 200 words).
3/ A brief biography (max 200 words).
4/ A link to your personal website.
5/ A short descriptive statement of 2-3 sentences for each project(s) that accompanies your application.
B/ IN ZIPPED FOLDERS:
Maximum 20 photographic images (72 dpi, jpg format, longest side 600 pixels, saved as quality 10 max) from either of 1 or 2 bodies of work. Projects can be fine art, documentary, editorial or commercial assignments.
Please name and number the photos in each project so we can view them in your designated sequence.
– Name and number them 01-20 if submitting one body of work, 01-10 if showing 2 projects. For example: 1st body of work: portraits_01, portraits_02, etc. 2nd project: snow_01, snow_02, etc.
– Create one zipped folder with your name, underscore then the name of EACH PROJECT. For example: 1st zipped folder: MartineFougeron_portraits: 2nd zipped folder: MartineFougeron_snow.
If you can’t zip the folders, just send the labeled jpegs in your email. PLEASE EMAIL YOUR APPLICATIONS NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 1, 2014 11:59 pm to ThePhotographyMasterRetreat@martinefougeron.com . Please write in the subject line: The Photography Master Retreat_your name.
The fee for The Photography Master Retreat is US $2,900 (approximately 2,300 euros). The fee includes 6 nights and 7 days of lodging, all breakfasts, lunches, and dinners as well as the welcome dinner on Sunday evening and celebration dinner on Friday night. It also includes optional mild meditation sessions and/or guided nature walks. It does not include airfare and travel to the house in Esparon.
Once you are selected, a non-refundable deposit of US $900.00 must accompany your confirmation to attend BY DECEMBER 22, 2014. The remaining payment of US $2,000 will be due by March 20, 2015. Single rooms are available to early registrants on request, for a supplemental fee of US $200.
Participants should plan on arriving at the airport of Montpellier or the train station at Nimes or Montpellier. The direct TGV (bullet train) from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to Nimes takes less than 3 hours. Flights from Paris are available to Montpellier. Transportation from either of these locations to the Retreat can be scheduled in advance and we can send you directions.