Reflect, Rethink, Refocus 2016

Reflect, Rethink, Refocus 2016 – Field Notes from The Photography Master Retreat | Designed by Christina Labey | Creative Direction by Aleya Lehmann Bench | Published by Conveyor Arts | Limited edition of 40

This past spring I was selected with my series Fragments to take part in The Photography Master Retreat, a week-long immersive residency and mentoring program in Bez-et-Esparon, South of France.

Held by Martine Fougeron, Elizabeth Biondi and Lyle Rexer, the program is a unique opportunity to reflect, rethink and refocus on a project under the mentors’ guidance and peer group critique in a supportive, communal setting.

My time at Esparon was extraordinary and I am delighted to finally hold a copy of Reflect, Rethink, Refocus 2016 – Field Notes from The Photography Master Retreat. The photo book includes images, notes and reflections by both mentors and participants of the 2016 edition of the retreat.

About the Mentors:

Elisabeth Biondi is an Independent Curator, Writer, and Visuals Editor at The New Yorker (1996-2011). Biondi teaches in SVA’s MFA program for Photography, Video and Related Media and is a MFA thesis advisor. Her column “Portfolio” is published in Photograph magazine.

Martine Fougeron is a Photographer, Artist, and founder of The Photography Master Retreat. Fougeron’s work has been exhibited internationally and is held in major public and private collections as well as published in The New Yorker and The New York Times amongst others. Fougeron is on the faculty of the International Center of Photography.

Lyle Rexer is a critic and Curator and contributor for magazines such as Art in America, Aperture, BOMB and Photograph. Lyle regularly lectures at the Metropolitan Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate photography programs at the School of Visual Arts.

Video by Martine Fougeron / The Photography Master Retreat