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    • 29 Sep 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • 22 Jun 2015
    • 5:30 PM
    • Wice 10 rue Tiphaine 75015 Paris; ground floor. Métro:La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle; Bus: 80.
    • 9

    Mondays from 16:00 to 17:30, from 29 September 2014 to 22 June 2015. No class during French school vacations and official public holidays.

    Guided Discussion in French

    This French Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have a strong intermediate level of French. Our group leaders, native French speakers, will provide interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only French for 90 minutes. Before enrolling, please complete the placement test and send an e-mail to languages@wice-paris.org with a brief summary of your level of French.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en français est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent français presque couramment. Nos animateurs de langue maternelle française, proposent des sujets intéressants, animent les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle uniquement français pendant 1,5 heure. 

    Instructors:  Christian Lebreton, Liliane Daniel, Sylvie Kerisit

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

    Avant de vous inscrire, merci de compléter le test de niveau et de l'envoyer par e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org en indiquant votre niveau de francais.

    • 29 Sep 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • 22 Jun 2015
    • 7:30 PM
    • Wice 10 rue Tiphaine 75015 Paris; ground floor. Métro: La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle; Bus: 80.
    • 3
    Mondays 29 September 2014 to 22 June 2015.  No class during school holidays and all official French vacations.

    This class is for the students with an elementary knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary and for those who want to refresh their communication skills in English. The program is designed to promote proficiency in grammar, vocabulary, speaking and listening capacities. Various discussion topics and readings will be used to develop oral and written communication skills.

    Ce cours s'adresse à la fois aux personnes qui ont des connaissances élémentaires en grammaire et en vocabulaire. Il vous permet de renforcer vos connaissances orales et écrites en anglais, tout en traitant de sujets variés avec le professeur pour améliorer votre grammaire et enrichir votre vocabulaire.


    Instructor: 
    Louise Denyer, a native English speaker, is an experienced teacher holding both the Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (CTEFLA) and a degree of English Solicitor. For the past ten years, she has been teaching Business, Legal and General English to various international audiences; she also coaches French and foreign actors in English and teaches theatre in English to French children..

     Important:
    Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

    • 30 Sep 2014
    • 11:30 AM
    • 25 Jun 2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • Wice 10 rue Tiphaine 75015 Paris; ground floor. Métro:La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle; Bus: 80.
    • 7
    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 30 September 2014 to 25 June 2015. No classes during school holidays and all official French vacations

    An elementary knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary will be necessary to participate fully in this course. The course will prepare you to understand spoken French in social situations. It will help you with pronunciation, oral and written comprehension, French language structure and help you learn vocabulary. Using French interactively in the classroom, you will practice common expressions for everyday life. Classes are small and will be held in French only, to ensure fast and lasting progress.

    Ce cours vous aidera en prononciation et compréhension orale et écrite pour les tâches variées de la vie sociale. Vous élargirez votre vocabulaire et pratiquerez interactivement, en classe, les expressions courantes de la vie de tous les jours, grâce à l'acquisition d'un savoir-faire communicatif et linguistique. Les classes étant petites et le cours étant uniquement en français, vous êtes assurés de progrès rapides et durables. 

    Instructor: Muriel Lunetta, has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from Sorbonne. She has more than twenty years foreign language teaching experience.

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

    Please note that French 2 and 2b are classes of the same level.
    • 30 Sep 2014
    • 1:30 PM
    • 23 Jun 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Wice 10 rue Tiphaine 75015 Paris; ground floor. Métro:La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle; Bus: 80.
    • 9
    Tuesdays, September 30 2014 to June 25 2015; no class during French school vacations and official public holidays.

    This intermediate level French course will consolidate your knowledge of French through the development of speaking and listening skills. With a focus on interactive conversation you will expand your knowledge of grammar and improve pronunciation for a variety of social situations.

    A ce niveau, vous avez acquis une certaine indépendance dans l’utilisation de la langue et vous êtes autonome face à de nombreuses situations de la vie courante. Ce cours vous permet d’affiner vos compétences dans des situations complexes et d’acquérir des structures linguistiques plus approfondies.

    Instructor: Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than twenty years foreign language teaching experience.

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.
    • 30 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • 23 Jun 2015
    • 8:30 PM
    • Wice 10 rue Tiphaine 75015 Paris; ground floor. Métro:La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle; Bus: 80.
    • 10

    Tuesdays, from  30 September 2014 to 23 June 2015. No class during French school vacations and official public holidays.

    Guided Discussion in English

    This English Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have a strong intermediate level of English. Our group leaders, native English speakers, will provide interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only English for 90 minutes. Before enrolling, please complete the placement test and send an e-mail to languages@wice-paris.org with a brief summary of your level of English.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation en Anglais est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent anglais presque couramment. Nos animatrices de langue maternelle anglaise, proposent des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle seulement anglais pendant 1,5 heure. Avant de vous inscrire, merci de completer le test de niveau et d'envoyer un e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org indiquant votre niveau d'anglais.

    Instructors:  Stephanie Brackfield, Margaret Shevik

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

    • 01 Oct 2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • 24 Jun 2015
    • 2:30 PM
    • Wice 10 rue Tiphaine 75015 Paris; ground floor. Métro:La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle; Bus: 80.
    • 2
    Wednesdays from 1 October 2014 to 24 June 2015. No class during school vacations and all official French holidays.

    This Spanish Guided discussion Group is open to people who speak Spanish almost fluently. Our group leaders, native
    speakers from Spain or Latin America, come up with interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only Spanish for 90 minutes. Before enrolling, please send an e-mail to languages@wice-paris.org with a brief summary of your background in Spanish.


    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en Espagnol est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent espagnol presque couramment. Nos animateurs, natifs d'Espagne ou d’Amérique Latine, proposent des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle seulement espagnol pendant 1,5 heure. Avant de vous inscrire, veuillez envoyer un e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org indiquant votre niveau d'espagnol.

    Instructors:  Ethel Chesnoy), Irene Falcon, Gladys Clamou, Francisca Valenzuela
     
    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

    • 01 Oct 2014
    • 4:30 PM
    • 24 Jun 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • Wice 10 rue Tiphaine 75015 Paris; ground floor. Métro:La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle; Bus: 80.
    • 2

    Wednesdays, from  1 October 2014 to 24 June 2015. No class during French school vacations and official public holidays.

    Guided Discussion in English

    This English Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have a strong intermediate level of English. Our group leaders, native English speakers, will provide interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only English for 90 minutes. Before enrolling, please complete the placement test and send an e-mail to languages@wice-paris.org with a brief summary of your level of English.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en Anglais est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent anglais presque couramment. Nos animatrices de langue maternelle anglaise, proposent des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle seulement anglais pendant 1,5 heure. Avant de vous inscrire, merci de completer le test de niveau et d'envoyer un e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org indiquant votre niveau d'anglais.

    Instructors:  Shirley Dixon, Stephanie Brackfield.

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

    • 02 Oct 2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • 25 Jun 2015
    • 2:30 PM
    • Wice 10 rue Tiphaine 75015 Paris; ground floor. Métro: La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle; Bus: 80.
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Held every Thursday from 1:00 to 2:30 pm

    No class during French school vacations and official public holidays.

    This German Guided discussion Group is open to people with an intermediate level of German. Our group leaders from Germany suggest interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only German for 90 minutes.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en Allemand est ouvert aux personnes qui ont un niveau intermédiaire d'allemand. Nos animatrices allemandes suggèrent  des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle seulement allemand pendant 1,5 heure.

    Instructors: Monika de Vigneral, Ulla Emonet, Dorothée Yvernes

    • 02 Oct 2014
    • 4:30 PM
    • 22 Jan 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • WICE 10 rue Tiphaine 75015 Paris; Métro:La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle; Bus: 80.
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Thursdays October 2, 9; November 6, 20; December 4, 18;  January 8, 22 

    Course Description: We all wish we could take a summer off in Tuscany and write a novel. But it doesn't work that way. There's a lot of thought and planning that goes into it, and then there's the constant editing, switching things around and wild moments of giving up.

    This series of eight sessions with 'Book Doctor' Gretel Furner will help you anticipate the complexities of novel-writing and help you build and explore the story you want to tell, find your cast of characters and try out various styles and techniques best suited to your story.
    An eight-part series for fledgling writers and anyone with current works in progress.

    Instructor: Dr Gretel Furner. Oxford University. PhD on the modern novel, University of the Saarland, Germany. Assoc. Professor of German, George Washington University.  Instructor, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Since 2003 instructor at WICE in French Literature and History, the Migrant Soul series and Creative Writing.

    • 07 Oct 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • 19 Jun 2015
    • 11:30 AM
    • Wice 10 rue Tiphaine 75015 Paris; ground floor. Métro:La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle; Bus: 80.
    • 3
    From 7 October 2014 to 19 June 2015, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:30. No classes during French school vacations and all official public holidays.

    The goal of this course is to give you the basics of communication in French that will help you in all your activities where French is needed, based on understanding French in practical, everyday situations. It will also help you acquire the basics of grammar and the principal rules of pronunciation. Classes are small and will be held mostly in French, to ensure fast and lasting progress. 

    Basé sur la compréhension et la simulation de situations pratiques, ce cours donne des éléments de communication et vous aide dans vos premiers pas dans la vie courante. Il vous permet d'acquérir les structures grammaticales basiques et les principales règles de prononciation. Les classes étant petites et le cours étant surtout en français, vous êtes assurés de progrès rapides et durables. 

    Instructor:  Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than twenty years foreign language teaching experience.

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.


    • 05 Jan 2015
    • 7:30 PM
    • 02 Feb 2015
    • 9:30 PM
    • WICE 10 rue Tiphaine 75015 Paris; Métro:La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle; Bus: 80.
    • 8
    Mondays January 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb 2

    Course Description: 
    Offering a toolbox of skills for writers to polish their work to a publishable standard, this course comprises nuts and bolts editing of your work, querying industry professionals, walking through indie publishing, and promoting/marketing your book.

    Part II:

    • Building your platform: using social media, attending conferences, gaining readers and a fan base and getting noticed by people in the publishing industry; revisit your query letters.

    • The guts of publishing: metadata and why it's important, how to self-publish, the steps to publication.

    • Promoting and marketing your book (whether you self-pub or have a traditional publishing deal, the author does a lot of the grunt work of promo these days) e.g. book events, book trailer, book club reading guides, blog tours.

    • E-books, audio versions, serialization, iBooks (e-book enhanced with widgets) and further streams to publish/ promote the same work (creating a marketing funnel for your work.)

    • Genre-specific marketing: literary needs word of mouth/ awards, genre fiction works well with a trilogy or series, non-fiction expert books -- can you promote via conferences, do Ted talks (or equivalents of), can you create a wider experience (eg. Gretchen Rubin's Happiness Project) where readers share how they've put a non-fiction book into practice, etc.

    Instructor: Lizzie Harwood Lizzie created a boutique editing and publishing services business at http://www.editordeluxe.com and has two books launching this year: Betty and Alabama: Collected Stories and Xamnesia, a novel. She’s been a part of the Paris writing community since 2001 and has a master’s degree in English Literature and Film Studies (1st class honors).

    • 09 Jan 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 12
    Friday
    January 9th
    2pm- 4pm

    The Testament of Mary
    by Colm Toibin

    a brief summary:

    In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son’s crucifixion. She has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel, who are her keepers. She does not agree that her son is the Son of God; nor that his death was “worth it”; nor that the “group of misfits he gathered around him, men who could not look a woman in the eye,” were holy disciples.

    Mary judges herself ruthlessly (she did not stay at the foot of the cross until her son died - she fled, to save herself), and her judgment of others is equally harsh. This woman whom we know from centuries of paintings and scripture as the docile, loving, silent, long-suffering, obedient, worshipful mother of Christ becomes a tragic heroine with the relentless eloquence of Electra or Medea or Antigone. Tóibín’s tour de force of imagination and language is a portrait so vivid and convincing that our image of Mary will be forever transformed.

    Join WICE Bilingual Book Group to discuss this intriguing novel that is sure to spark discussion on the many ways to interpret this story.
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    • 12 Jan 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • 09 Feb 2015
    • 11:30 AM
    • WICE 10 rue Tiphaine 75015 Paris; Métro:La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle; Bus: 80.
    • 8
    Mondays January 12, 19, 26; Feb 2, 9

    Course Description: 

    Offering a toolbox of skills for writers to polish their work to a publishable standard, this course comprises nuts and bolts editing of your work, querying industry professionals, and workshopping submission materials.


    Class outline: 
    • Query letters - bring yours and we workshop them in class.

    • Self-editing, how to approach your first three chapters.

    • Self-editing, how to approach your whole story arc and structure.

    • Synopsis or book outlines: selling your story in a page or two.

    • Self-editing, clean up your language and test that everything in the book contributes to your story. 

    Instructor: Lizzie Harwood's love of her home country, New Zealand, spills over into her writing, as evidenced by the vibrant and quirky stories she tells. That isn’t to say she doesn’t adore her adopted country, France, where she currently resides with her husband and two children. She is releasing a short story collection in February 2015 and a full-length novel, Xamnesia, in May 2015. Her Polaroid thriller/commercial fiction series is slated for release soon after. When she isn’t writing, she’s neck-deep in editing. Visit EditorDeluxe.com, Lizzie Harwood Books on Facebook, and @lizziehbooks on Twitter for the latest.

    • 13 Jan 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • 29 Jan 2015
    • 2:00 PM
    • Four different locations in Paris
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    13, 20, 27 January (Tuesdays) and 29 January (Thursday) 

    Are you stuck on "Automatic Mode?" What are all those other camera "modes"? How does ISO relate to shutter speed? What can you do with difficult light situations?

    Get off your "A" and learn to Master Manual Mode.

    This course explores in depth the manual mode factors of ISO, shutter speed and aperture then analyzes the interaction among them and when to use manual mode. Each class starts with an explanation of each element and continues with practical work in difficult lighting conditions. A review and suggestions follow.

    Course Requirements: Participants need to bring a camera that can manually set ISO, shutter speed and aperture.

    Instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán  graduated in advertising and completed his training as a photographer in Barcelona at the Institute of Design and Image (IDEP) where he worked with Italian photographer Luca Pagliari.

    In London, Juan Manuel worked in Advertising agencies (Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann-Ericksson and Grey Worldwide) and in Paris where he became the assistant of photographers such as Laure Vasconi, Xavier Lucchesi and Ariadna Bufi, among others. He also worked for Daylight Photo Studio.

    He then collaborated with Tendance Floue and the agency Magnum Photos. Juan Manuel currently lives and works in Paris as a freelance photographer.


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    • 13 Jan 2015
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • meet at 10.15AM at 4 Rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève, 75005 Paris. Metro Maubert Mutualité (line 10).
    Tuesday, January 13th


    Located in the 5th district of Paris and housed within the actual police department, the Musée was established in 1909.  The 1900 Universal Exhibition provided the museum with an extensive collection of artifacts on the history of Paris Police.
    Louis XIV created the post of Police Lieutenant in the 17th century and the museum’s collection ranges from the early 17th century to the end of WWII.
    Enjoy a display of old police uniforms, crime fighting weapons along with evidence from famous criminal and historical events. 
    Our guide Catherine will explain some of the more somber chapters in the city’s history with photos and recreations of executions, poisonings and massacres.

    Instructor:
    Catherine Estivalezes holds a PHD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne and has been involved for years in a Foundation for promoting Contemporary Art, before getting back to Art History studies. She has several years experience as a guide, including districts, monuments, museums, and temporary exhibitions.

    • 14 Jan 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Private Residence, 75009 Paris; Métro: Bonne Nouvelle
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    Wednesday, 14 January 
    9:30am-12:30pm

    In this class we will discover creative ways to use pâte à pain - bread dough in French.  One of the simple classics is la Pissaladière, a specialty of the Nice region and found throughout Provence.

    We will use raw bread dough bought at a local boulangerie for its base.  

    La Pissaladière is composed of long, slow-cooked onions, tomatoes, anchovies, and black olives - les petites olives noires de Nice. 

    When talking bread dough, you have to understand flour. So we will learn about the different varieties of flour available to you at your grocery store, and what it means when you see such labels as: farine de blé type 65, farine de blé intégral type 150, or farine T80.

    Another fun and easy variation with pâte à pain is Fougasse, a savory bread made with olives, onions, and herbs de Provence.  It's lovely to serve as a starter or cut it into small bites and serve with your apéritif, before you sit down to dinner. 

    This class offers something for everyone interested in learning more about bread dough in France!

    Instructor: Françoise Meunier, who has been with WICE for overy 10 years, trained in the hotel and cooking school in Toulouse.  In 1997, she opened one of the first small private cooking schools in Paris.  Her practical approach and easy-to-follow demonstrations will teach you how to reproduce delicious French and ethnic dishes at home.

    Photo Credit - Mary O'Leary.  The above Pissaladière was made by my French mother-in-law, Suzy. 

    • 20 Jan 2015
    • MP address
    Payment for copies of the publication "Upstairs at Duroc".

    • 21 Jan 2015
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • meet at 02.15 PM. Meeting point to be announced.
    • 19

    Wednesday, 21 January 

    Located in Rueil
    Malmaison, in the western suburb of Paris, the chateau was built in the 17th century.  It was the residence of Josephine and Napoleon Bonaparte and became the headquarters of the French government from 1800-1802.  After divorcing in 1809 (for not bearing a son) Josephine continued to live in this castle until her death in 1814.

    The public rooms, and the Emperor's study have been restored to their original 17th century splendor.  We will see original furniture, busts of the Napoleon family, portraits of Josephine and Napoleon (in their happier days) and the famous "Napoleon Crossing the
    Alps" by David.

    We will experience the grandeur of Josephine's incredible bedroom, bathroom and dressing rooms, as well as seeing her wardrobe of robes and gowns that her maids helped her to wear.

    Enjoy with our guide Catherine, the visit of this exquisite private country residence where we can hear about the important political decisions made by Napoleon, including the Civil Code and the Legion of Honour.

    • 29 Jan 2015
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • meet at 10:15 AM at 5 rue des Capucines - 75001, Paris. Métro: Opéra (line3, 8) or Madeleine (line 8, 12).
    • 6
    Thursday, January 29
     
    From its cosmetics chains and famous "grands magasins" to its more mysterious, private world of niche perfumery, Paris offers a wealth of opportunities to find extraordinary fragrances.

    But among such riches, how do you choose? How do you go about finding that elusive signature scent or creating a fragrance wardrobe to suit different moods, tastes, seasons, and occasions?

    To guide you in your search, this workshop invites you to explore fragrance in an intimate setting. We will share thoughts about scent, identify our personal fragrance profiles and learn how to choose, wear, and preserve perfume. We will also sample and discuss a selection of fragrances, revisiting classic perfume "monuments" and discovering the world of niche perfume houses, which privilege artistry over marketing, the original over the mainstream.

    Instructor: Theresa de Belder is an experienced teacher and workshop leader in the fashion and business worlds with a particular passion for perfume. She enjoys sharing her love and knowledge of the art of scent gleaned through years of fervent research and study.


    • 05 Feb 2015
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • meet at 10.15AM at 293 Avenue Daumesnil 75012 Paris. Metro line 8.
    • 29

    Thursday, Febuary 5

    The Palais de la Porte Dorée, located on the edge of the Bois de Vincennes, was built for the World Colonial Fair of 1931. This art deco “gem” is classified as an historic monument.
    The collection is devoted to the history and culture of immigration to France, from the 19th century to the present. You will learn about where immigrants came from and why they chose France. The museum presents first hand stories of the hardships people experienced, as well as the items they deemed “precious” to bring with them to their “new life”.
    Do not miss this permanent exhibition that looks at why immigrants chose France, the problems they faced upon arrival, and the way sport, work, language, religion and culture can ease integration.
    Our guide Catherine will explain the role played by immigrants in economical development, social evolution, and the cultural activities of the country over 200 years of immigration.


    Instructor:
    Catherine Estivalezes holds a PHD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne and has been involved for years in a Foundation for promoting Contemporary Art, before getting back to Art History studies.

    • 10 Feb 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Paris (precise location announced shortly before course)
    • 6
    Tuesday, 10 February 
    10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

    A beautiful portrait can give us insight into the expression, personality and mood of the subject. The focus is usually on the face but context and background may be included.

    Using natural light, this course offers the participant special understanding of professional portraiture.

    Course Requirements: Participants need to bring a camera that can be set manually using ISO, shutter speed and aperture and/or be able to set a manual mode. A lens of approximately 50mm full frame is highly recommended.

    Instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in advertising and completed his training as a photographer in Barcelona at the Institute of Design and Image where he worked with Italian photographer Luca Pagliari.

    In London, Juan Manuel worked in Advertising agencies (Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann-Ericksson and Grey Worldwide) and in Paris where he became the assistant of photographers such as Laure Vasconi, Xavier Lucchesi and Ariadna Bufi, among others. He also worked for Daylight Photo Studio.

    He then collaborated with Tendance Floue and agency Magnum Photos. Juan Manuel currently lives and works in Paris as a freelance photographer.


    Image Credit
    : © Juan Manuel Abellán

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    • 11 Feb 2015
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • meet at 2.15PM at Ministère de Bercy, 139, rue de Bercy, 75012, Paris; Metro: Bercy or Gare de Lyon. Date to be confirmed (the event will take place on the 2nd week of Febuary.
    • 20

    Date to be confirmed (2nd week of Febuary)

    In 1981, President Mitterrand decided to transfer the former Ministry of Finance, then located in the Louvre Museum, to Bercy in the 12th district. In 1989, the buildings of the Bercy village were built in a modern style which contrasted with the original 19th century buildings and with architectural elements inspired by the medieval period. This original architecture highlights the financial institution while relying on symbols inherited from our history.

    Come and visit this financial institution to discover its beautiful architecture as well as works by famous contemporary artists. You will visit the Colbert building, the Ministry’s Hotel and see famous works such as paintings (Matta, Alechinsky...), sculptures (César, Bourdelle...) and tapestries (Soulages...).

    Instructor: Provided by the Ministry of Bercy

    Deadline for registration:

    • 12 Feb 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Paris
    • 6
    Thursday, 12 February 
    10 A.M. to  2 P.M.

    Need a professional comment on your work? Do you have a lot of images but you can't find the link between them?

    This workshop is aimed at those who want to organize their personal photographic work into a professional portfolio. The attendants are invited to bring their images in order to organize their stories and build a good portfolio that is ready to submit for photo awards or to galleries.

    The feedback of the photographer and the whole group guarantees precious advice and gives the attendants an external point of view about one's personal work.

    Instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in advertising and completed his training as a photographer in Barcelona at the Institute of Design and Image where he worked with Luca Pagliari.

    In London Juan Manuel worked in Advertising agencies (Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann-Ericksson and Grey Worldwide) and in Paris where he became the assistant of photographers such as Laure Vasconi, Xavier Lucchesi and Ariadna Bufi, among others. He also worked for Daylight Photo Studio.

    He then collaborated with Tendance Floue and agency Magnum Photos. Juan Manuel currently lives and works in Paris as a freelance photographer.


    Image Credit
    : © Juan Manuel Abellán

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