ENSP photo workshops

The ENSP offers photo workshops with Aurore Valade, one Saturday per month from November 2021 to June 2022 at the school. The practical and theoretical workshops propose an introduction to photography alongside theoretical and historical considerations. The work produced over the year will be brought together in a group presentation.

Participants will work on image-making using different types of cameras (smartphone, digital and analogical), printing (digital and analogical B&W) as well as the presentation and diffusion of images.

Each session will include a period of discussion around photographic artists and the history of photographic practices as well as a period of image analysis and editing as a group of each participant’s work in order to discuss together the aesthetic and technical choices that have been made.

The year will be organised around themes such as the portrait, street photography, architecture, and landscape, in order to build a visual vocabulary where images work together as vehicles to articulate experience and emotion.  Attention will be given to projets individually as well as as a group. The end of the sessions will result in a group production bringing together a selection of the work produced.

School resources including the auditorium, workshops, studios, the library and darkrooms will be made available for the workshops as well as lighting and shooting equipment where required.

The workshops are open to all over 18 years old.


8 Saturday sessions of 6 heures  :

→ 13 November 2021
→ 11 December 2021
→ 15 January 2022
→ 5 February 2022
→ 12 March 2022
→ 2 April 2022
→ 14 May2022
→ 11 June 2022


Full rate : 650€
Reduced rate : 280€ (RSA beneficiaries, jobseekers, students, under 25 years of age – on presentation of recent proof).


→ Pre-registration takes place on the school registration platform – click on the button ‘Enroll’

→ The registration platform is open from the 1st to 30th September 2021

→ Places available : 20 places (+18ans)

→ PLaces will be given on a first-come first-served basis within the limit of available places.

→ No registrations/enrollments will be accepted after the start of the sessions

→ Once your registration has been confirmed by the ENSP you will be sent a contrat to sign and payment details.

→ Payment must be made in full before the 15th of October? Any place not paid for in full at this date will be offered to the waiting list.

→ Registration fees once paid are non-refundable. Exceptions can only be made for absences for serious medical reasons upon presentation of a justifying document.



Aurore Valade

Born in 1981 in Villeneuve Sur Lot, Aurore Valade lives and works in Arles.

A graduate of the École des Beaux-arts de Bordeaux and the l’École nationale supérieure de la photographie, she was an artist member of the Casa de Velázquez, Académie de France à Madrid in 2015/2016. her work of participative portraits has won a number of prizes (Photo Folio Review prize, Rencontres d’Arles 2017, Prix du Musée d’art moderne de Collioure 2006, etc).

Aurore Valade regularly exhibits in France and abroad. She has published a number of photo books including Grand Miroir (Actes Sud), Plein Air and Moulinages (Diaphane) as well as an artist’s book Révoltes Intimes (Asimétricas). She is represented in Italy by the gallery Gagliardi e Domke in Turin, by l’agence Cendrine Gabaret in Paris and is a member of the platform Documents d’artistes PACA.