Unmasking: Photography Workshop on Portrait and Identity

Unmasking: Photography Workshop on Portrait and Identity
by Marc Lathuillière
January 30 - February 06, 2010

Marc Lathuillière, the French lensman behind "France Face Lost," will hold a free workshop from 10am to 3pm at Silverlens Gallery on January 30 and February 6 sponsored by Alliance Française, followed by an artist’s talk at Silverlens on February 6 at 6pm to introduce his work and artistic approach.

Dealing with French identity and observing France after an extended stay in Asia, Lathuillière questions the stereotypes on which we build our identities with his use of masks. From Provence to Normandy, and from Bordeaux to Metz, more than four hundred people have already let him take their "de-faced" portraits.


Day 1, 10am-3pm (5 hrs): From Psychological to Masked Portrait

Participants are invited to bring national costumes (Maria Clara, terno, barong, malong, etc.) and examples of their photographic works, either printed or on a USB flash drive. This session will be spent mostly in the studio.

Day 2, 10am-3pm (5 hrs): From Masked to Contextual Portrait

This second session will be spent mostly outdoors. Participants are invited to bring their own mask. It would be helpful if those who have their own laptops could bring them to the session.

Feb 06, Saturday, 6pm: Artist Talk

“How is it possible to take pictures of the other, whether as a local or a foreigner? What can photography tell us about identity construction? Here are the questions I intend to raise with this Unmasking.”

- Marc Lathuillière


Participants to the workshop must first apply for a slot by submitting a portfolio of their works in PDF form along with a CV to Leonore Casuga at manage@silverlensphoto.com. Applicants may also send a cd to Silverlens Gallery, 2nd Floor YMC Building, 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City, 1231. Applicants may include their website address in their CV as a supplement, but still need to submit a portfolio in PDF form.

The portfolio should be submitted by December 31. The list of accepted participants will be announced on January 16, 2010.

Marc Lathuillière’s exhibition of photographs France Face Lost opens at the Alliance Française Total Gallery on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, with cocktails at 6:30 pm. It will be on exhibit until February 25, 2010.

For inquiries, contact Silverlens Gallery at 2/F YMC Bldg. II, 2320 Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati, 816-0044, 0917-5874011, or manage@silverlensphoto.com. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 10am–7pm and Saturdays 1–6pm. www.silverlensphoto.com / slab.silverlensphoto.com.

Image: Marc Lathuillièr, The Quality Meat, 2008


Anonymous said…
Seems strangely similar to THIS. IMHO.