Masterclasses 2023

A program of meetings and exchanges between photographers and professionals proposed by the Fetart collective, artistic director of the Circulation(s) Festival.

// Masterclasses are conducted in French


Saturday April 1

3:30 p.m.

“From books to picture rails” · With Carine Dolek from the Fetart collective.

Carine Dolek from the Fetart collective presents the different aspects of the photo book considered as a great tool for disseminating photographic work: Firstly a tool for promoting the photographer, its quality as an object makes work accessible to the community of an artist and beyond. It is also a tool for diffusion to professionals and amateurs, as well as a first stage of reflection on the main axes then applied to its transposition into exhibitions.


4:30 p.m.

“Choosing the right photo paper” by Hahnemühle FineArt.

Understand how papers are made and learn how to choose the most suitable paper for your photography

Designing an exhibition involves a large number of technical choices that can make it a complex and costly adventure for young artists. From your digital version to the hanging on various formats, how to prepare and sublimate your prints to present your works to the public? Hahnemühle, paper leader on the artistic market, talks to us about the importance of these choices and especially that of the paper in the final design.


5:30 p.m.

“The press order” with Laura Lafon, representative of Gaze magazine.

Photographer and iconographer, Laura Lafon is now director of photography for Gaze, the review of feminine and non-binary gazes. In addition to providing practical tools for photographers wishing to work with the press, the discussion will address the theme of the dominant gaze and its overcoming.



Sunday April 2

3 p.m.

“Collective meetings. Sharing of experience between the Inland cooperative and the Fetart collective.” · With Ariane Kovalevsky, coordinator of the Inland cooperative and Clara Chalou of the Fetart collective, independent curator.

Photography and curating is for many a solitary approach. The Inland photographers’ cooperative and the fetart curators’ collective have chosen to operate differently.

Many artists immerse themselves for weeks or months in foreign communities and countries in order to tell new stories. The golden age of photo agencies is over and today, many collectives bring together freelance photographers. Curatorial practice can also operate through multi-party horizontal governance, as at the Circulation(s) festival. Nine people in the artistic direction of a festival, how does it work?

Bringing together representatives of the Inland cooperative and the fetart collective, this panel will present and discuss the different formats of existing collectives, their challenges and their respective ambitions. How are they financed? What are they trying to accomplish? What were their failures and successes? What links between photographers and curators?


4:30 p.m.

“The adventure of the photo book: concept, creation, financing and distribution” · With Emmanuelle Halkin of the Fetart collective, curator and independent editor.

Many photographers aspire to create their photo book without knowing where to start: what funding, what production, what distribution, self-publishing? The questions accumulate when you want to make your first work exist as an emerging photographer. From concept to marketing, the adventure of the photo book requires some know-how to better understand the publishing chain and best promote your photographic editions. — Conversation with Emmanuelle Halkin, independent curator and editor.


Additional information

// Masterclasses are conducted in French

Free and open to all

From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location · CENTQUATRE-PARIS (5 Rue Curial, 75019 Paris)

Contact ·


Start date : 01/04/2023

End date : 02/04/2023